Deborah A. Jacoby
B CUSP 100
Provides students with active learning strategies and exploration of university curricular and co-curricular resources and services to help them transition into a university setting and become effective learners. Includes interactive work on building collaborative skills, ands well as reflection on personal and academic goals. Offered: AWSp.
This course is designed to empower students to reach their educational and career goals; introducing you to strategies and skills to build a toolbox for academic, professional, and personal success. We will take part in readings and discussions and we will also welcome guests to enhance your learning. We will work together to create a safe and supportive environment in which to reflect upon our experiences, deepen our understanding of what it means to be a college student, and creatively practice solutions to challenges we may encounter on the road. At the end of the quarter you will be able to go forth confidently with the practical and theoretical knowledge to be successful and more empowered in your college journey.
Student learning goals
Acclimate and feel supported in the transition to the university setting.
Practice learning strategies in the areas of collaboration, creativity, and analysis
Utilize and benefit from student support services and campus activities
Use skills and knowledge in their continued pursuit of academic, career, and individuals goals
General method of instruction
Seminar style class with lecture, guest speakers, and small and large group discussions.
Course restricted to students in the Academic Transition Program only.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly journal entries, Quizzes, reflection papers, online discussions and small and large group discussions in class.
Grades will be on class contributions, weekly assignments and a midterm and final project.