New Students FAQ - Off Grounds (Regional Center)
Your transcripts should have been submitted along with your application to the School of Education and Human Development, but if you need to resubmit for any reason you can do so at the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, located in Ruffner 102 or email Sheilah Sprouse with inquiries.
At the School of Education and Human Development advisors are program-specific.
Administration and Supervision:
Curriculum and Instruction: Anne Jewett
- Online, Ottilie Austin
- Falls Church, Carrie Simkim
- Newport News, Susan Thacker-Gwaltney
- Richmond, Julie Gray
English as a Second Language: April Salerno
Gifted Education: Christina Amspaugh
Special Education: Falls Church, Courtney Sullivan
SIS is the Student Information System and UVA’s official system of record. SIS is used to house all of your academic and enrollment information. You will use SIS to enroll in your courses as a UVA student. We recommend you start familiarizing yourself now with SIS by watching these videos. The SIS Help Center can be found here.
Canvas is the Learning Management system for the School of Education and Human Development. We moved to full implementation of Canvas in the Fall of 2018, replacing Collab as the former Learning Management System. Other schools at UVA continue to use the Collab learning Management System. For example, if you are taking a class with the College of Arts and Sciences, you may need to still access Collab.
Access Canvas and get oriented. You will need your Netbadge credentials to log in.
The School of Education and Human Development Online team supports all teaching and learning activities which occur in online spaces. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Support of the Canvas learning management system;
- Support of Zoom web conferencing;
- Support of online students from initial program inquiry to graduation;
- Support of faculty using online tools for fully online, hybrid or face to face courses;
- Our team includes:
- Jenny Quarles: Director of Online Initiatives
- Dave Stoops: Senior Instructional Designer
- Ashley Caudill: Senior Instructional Designer
- Bernadette Poerio: Online Student Support Specialist
Bernadette Poerio joined the online team as an online student support specialist, and she can query your questions and concerns. Email Bernadette or call her at 434-243-8666.
Online Student Support Specialist Bernadette Poerio manages an online community space within the School of Education and Human Development’s new Learning Management System, Canvas. In this space you can access events and programming.
Synchronous: Students and instructor participate in an online class at the same time, using the web conferencing platform Zoom.
Asynchronous: A class that is facilitated over the internet but does not require video conferencing lectures.
Hybrid: A combination of in-person classes with an online component.
Directions for UVA Anywhere demonstrate how to access UVA libraries and database remotely.
Yes! As a student who has a degree conferred you absolutely participate in graduation exercises.