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 will help you transition to the university by providing a practice ground, learning strategies, and an exploration of student resources and services offered on campus. To guide us, we will focus on the idea of finding your voices as speakers, writers, students & young adults. Throughout the quarter, we will actively explore how to develop reading, critical thinking, and presentation skills. We will take part in readings and discussions and we will also welcome guests to talk about the roles and experiences they have had in higher education. 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, both academically and personally, 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 group discussion.
Class assignments and grading
Class participation, Quiz, reflection papers, online discussions, participation in campus activities
This is a credit/no credit (pass/no pass) class.