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Summer 2019

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CEP100 - Surviving and Thriving in College

Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Develops a greater understanding of college success strategies. Includes college policies and procedures, stress and time management techniques, and decision-making strategies. Upon completion of the course students will learn how to successfully "navigate" their college experience, set goals and objectives, and create an academic plan. Prerequisite: None.

Lecture: 1 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of the course student will be able to:

1.identify, through class activities, a minimum of three campus programs or services that are utilized to help foster a commitment to higher education.
2.identify, through classroom discussion, an understanding of 100% of relevant College policies and procedures.
3.exhibit, through classroom discussion, the ability to read a syllabus and synthesize faculty expectations.
4.submit, in writing, a four- or six-semester academic plan which delineates which courses are needed for graduation.
5.submit, in writing, a one page letter of advice - or a one page essay - or a one page list of tips - to incoming college freshmen, telling them how to stay focused, manage time, handle stress, and/or take care of themselves so they can succeed in college.
6.submit, in writing, a minimum of one personal goal, including a personal objective and a follow-up activity.
7.navigate GeneSIS at a mastery level as determined by the ability to register online for the next semester.
8.submit, for review, a folder-based portfolio which includes all in-class exercises and out of class assignments.*

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
I. Getting started and keeping it going: stuff no one really explains key college policies, procedures, and practices. (Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.)

II. Navigating college life staying motivated and focused. Understanding the commitment to college and what faculty expects.

III. At your disposal Resources (library and computer labs), Services (tutoring and the academic laboratories), and College Activities (student government, campus organizations, and athletics.)

IV. Stress and time management.

V. The power of a positive attitude.

VI. Making smart choices and still having fun along the way managing alcohol, drugs, relationships, academic commitments and work obligations.

VII. Keys to improving your communication style handling conflict, listening, and humor.

VIII. Long and short term goal setting. Confirming a major, enrolling for the next semester utilizing GeneSIS, building career awareness by investigating employment and transfer opportunities.

Effective Term: Fall 2006