New Students FAQ - Off Grounds (Regional Center)
Your transcripts should have been submitted along with your application to the Curry School of Education, but if you need to resubmit for any reason you can do so at the Curry Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, located in Ruffner 102 or email Sheilah Sprouse with inquiries.
At Curry, advisors are program-specific.
Administration and Supervision:
Charlottesville and Richmond, Sara Dexter
Falls Church, Sandra Mitchell
Curriculum and Instruction: Susan Mintz
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
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 Curry School of Education’s new Learning Management system. Curry moved to full implementation of Canvas in the Fall of 2018, replacing Collab as the former Learning Management System. The Curry School of Education is moving to Canvas, but other schools at UVA have not. 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 Curry 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 Curry’s new Learning Management System, Canvas. In this space you can access Curry 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.