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Aca 115 401 and 403-fall 2014-silvers

  1. 1. Learning Activities Learning about campus resources; developing critical thinking skills; setting aca- demic and career discovering personal learning styles; developing person- al skills for time management, stress management, financial management; developing technology, research, and information literacy skills; learning to note-taking, test-taking, and study skills; developing intra and interperson- al skills, planning for Course Goals A. Development of academic skills B. Orientation to campus resources and services C. Self-exploration/personal development In this issue: • Course Description • Required Materials • Course Goals • Methods of Instruction • Learning Activities • Critical/Analytical Thinking • Learning Outcomes • Students Requirements • Evaluation Course Description ACA 115 Success and Study Skills 0, Lab = 2, 1) Prerequisites: None I Co-requisites: This course provides an orientation to the campus resources and academic skills necessary to educational objectives. Emphasis is placed on an exploration of facilities and services, study skills, self-assessment, wellness, goal-setting, and critical thinking. Upon completion, students should be manage their learning experiences to successfully meet educational goals. Basic computer skills will introduced to students unfamiliar with Required Materials 1. Textbook (Required): FOCUS on Community College Success (2014). Constance Staley. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. ISBN: 2. Access to the internet, 7 days a week, each week (In the summer months, the Jim and Pasty Library is open to students from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm and on Fridays from 7:30 to 3. E-mail account; All students are required to use their CCC student e-mail address for this class. from other accounts will not be E-Mail: silverst@clevelandcc.edu (please put ACA 115-401 in the subject line) Office Hours: By Appointment and Blackboard IM Office: 2102B Student Success Center Success and Study Skills ACA-115-401 & 403 Instructor- Tyra Silvers Cleveland Community College Fall 2014
  2. 2. Methods of Instruction Internet research, reading course documents, utiliza- tion of Cleveland Community College resources such the College's website, skills and aptitude assess- ments, audio/video Student Requirements Americans with Disabilities/Section 504 RegulationsAmericans with Disabilities/Section 504 RegulationsAmericans with Disabilities/Section 504 RegulationsAmericans with Disabilities/Section 504 Regulations If a student requires instructional modifications for this course, Disability Services-Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 Regulations refer to Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook 2012*2013. The College will make reasonable accommodations in its programs, services and facilities for disabled students and disabled employees who are otherwise qualified. Students with special needs should contact the Student Services Department for assistance such as note takers, readers, interpreters, etc. Food and Drink in the ClassroomFood and Drink in the ClassroomFood and Drink in the ClassroomFood and Drink in the Classroom No food or drinks are allowed in Classrooms or Labs. Cellular Phone and Other Electronic Device UseCellular Phone and Other Electronic Device UseCellular Phone and Other Electronic Device UseCellular Phone and Other Electronic Device Use According to College Policy, “Cleveland Community College is committed to providing an envi- ronment conducive to learning. To that end, cellular phone and other electronic device use should be kept to a minimum and conducted in areas that do not disturb others, preferably out -of-doors. If cellular phones or other electronic devices must be used while on the CCC cam- pus, follow these procedures”: • Turn cellular phone ringer off or set to ‘silent’ upon entering any classroom, computer lab, library, auditorium, or instructional area. • Short, quiet cellular phone conversations may take place in corridors, away from door- ways. Please move extended conversations outside of the buildings. • Move immediately to a hallway when receiving or placing calls. Take your belongings with you if you must move to conduct a phone call. • Be courteous to others by keeping your voice at a low volume. • Faculty members have the right to limit the use of cell phones and other electronic devices during class time. Violating classroom rules may result in a finding of academic dishonesty if violations occur during examinations or individual projects. Faculty members reserve the right to confiscate any electronic device visible during examinations or individual projects. • Cell phones cannot be used in the library. • Cell phones with picture taking capabilities are not allowed in restrooms, changing rooms, or locker rooms. Using a personal computer during seated class time is a privilege extended by the instructor. The instructor reserves the right to ask the student to defer from using a personal computer during class time. Inclement WeatherInclement WeatherInclement WeatherInclement Weather The College President will make the decision as to whether or not classes will be held during periods of inclement weather. An- nouncements will be made on local radio and television stations. If day classes are canceled, night classes are automatically canceled. Check the CCC website under “Campus News” for inclement weather cancella- tions. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: 1. Determine individual academic and career 2. Identify and use Cleveland Community College resources for 3. Detect personal strengths and weaknesses for academic and career 4. Analyze and develop critical thinking 5. Explain the value of time and stress management, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and 6. Apply information literacy and research 7. Assess personal learning Critical/Analytical Thinking Activities The course activities will emphasize affective, behavioral, and cognitive goals, help to culti- vate attitudes beliefs in first-year students, help to foster behaviors that will lead to aca- demic success, and to help learn about learning from a variety of vantage points and in a variety of
  3. 3. Academic Honesty Cleveland Community College expects students to practice academic honesty at all times. Academic dishonesty refers to cheating on tests, examinations, projects, and other as- signed work. Plagiarism, a very serious form of academic dishonesty, is work that has been written by someone oth- er than the student submitting the work or work obtained from an undocumented or improperly documented re- source. Students are responsible for documenting both direct quotations and paraphrased material. Direct quotations must appear within quotation marks and must be documented. Para- phrased material (written in the student's own words but taken from another source) must also be documented completely and accurately. Attendance Policy Attendance policies for students beginning online courses are determined when a student successfully into Blackboard andandandand completescompletescompletescompletes the first assignment, usually Orientation assign- ment(s) requested by instructor. Students who do not complete at least one graded Ori- entation assignment by the advertised date will be dropped from the course. There are no A 93-100 B 85-92 C 77-84 D 70-76 F 70 and below Evaluation -How Your Grade Will Be Determined There are a total of 10 Modules for this course. Each module has a reading assignment and may also include oth- er assignments such as student inventories, short-answer questions (blogs), quizzes, case-study questions, or jour- nals. A breakdown of Module assignments and their total grade value are listed below: 100% All details and requirements for assignments are located in Blackboard, under Module Assignments. Module As- signments will be due by 4:00pm each Friday, except for July 4, when Module 6 will be due on Monday, July 7. You may work ahead when possible, but blogs and quizzes only open one week prior to the deadline in order to keep you focused and on task with the weekly reading and assignments. Late Work and Make-up Work Policy Late assignments will not be accepted or graded for credit unless there are extenuating circumstances. Prior ap- proval from the instructor to accept any late assignments will be required. Documentation may be required at the discretion of the instructor. Please note that all assignments for this class are due by 4:00pm on Fridays. Module 1(Orientation assignments) 10% of total grade Module 2 5% of total grade Module 3 10% of total grade Module 4 10% of total grade Module 5 10% of total grade Module 6 5% of total grade Module 7 10% of total grade Module 8 5% of total grade Module 9 5% of total grade Module 10 5% of total grade Module 11 5% of total grade Module 12 5% of total grade Module 13 5% of total grade Module 14 10% of total grade Grade Distribution

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