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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
A. Development of academic
B. Orientation to campus
resources and services
In this issue:
• Course Description
• Required Materials
• Course Goals
• Methods of Instruction
• Learning Activities
• Learning Outcomes
• Students Requirements
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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
tion of Cleveland
website, skills and
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
Check the CCC website
under “Campus News” for
inclement weather cancella-
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
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-
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 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
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:
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