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Aca 122 713-fall 2014-silvers

  1. 1. Course Goals 1. Development of academic goals in preparation for transition to a four-year college/university 2. Demonstrated knowledge of college resources, services, and processes for CCC and four-year colleges/universities 3. Familiarity with the NC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and your rights and responsibilities as a transfer student under this agreement 4. Introduction into college culture including terminology of four-year colleges and universities 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 122 | College Transfer Success (Class = 0, Lab = 2, Credit = 1) Pre-requisites: None | Co-requisites: None This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. (1 credit hour) Required Materials • .Access to the internet at least 3-4 days a week, each week (The Jim and Pasty Rose Library is open to students Mondays-Thursdays from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm and on Fridays from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm) If you are registered for an online course, it is your responsibility to make sure that you have reliable internet access during the 7 weeks of the course. • Microsoft Office 2013 is required to complete coursework. This software is available to you for free as a student. See the HelpDesk in the Rose Library for more information. • E-mail account; all students are required to use their CCC student e-mail address. • There is no textbook needed for this course. E-Mail: silverst@clevelandcc.edu (please put ACA 122-713 in the subject line) Office Hours: By Appointment and Blackboard IM Office: 2102B Student Success Center College Transfer Success ACA-122-713 Instructor- Tyra Silvers Cleveland Community College Fall 2014
  2. 2. 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 De- partment 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 environment con- ducive 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 elec- tronic devices must be used while on the CCC campus, follow these procedures”: • Turn cellular phone ringer off or set to ‘silent’ upon entering any classroom, computer lab, library, audi- torium, or instructional area. • Short, quiet cellular phone conversations may take place in corridors, away from doorways. 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. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: 1. Develop a strategic plan for completing community college academic goals, including certif- icates, diplomas, and /or associate degrees. 2. Develop a strategic plan for transferring to a university and preparing for a new career. 3. Identify the rights and responsibilities of transfer students under the Comprehensive Articu- lation Agreement (CAA), including Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) designated courses, the Transfer Assured Admissions Policy (TAAP), the CAA ap- peals process, and university tuition surcharge. 4. Evaluate learning strategies, including note-taking, test-taking, information processing, time management, and memorization techniques, and identify strategies for improvement. 5. Identify essential college resources, including financial aid, advising, registration, tutoring, library services, computer labs, and counseling services and recognize the importance of these resources on student success. 6. Identify essential college policies and procedures, including academic integrity such as avoiding plagiarism; calculating a GPA, and maintaining satisfactory academic progress for financial aid eligibility and/or good academic standing.
  3. 3. Methods of Instruction Internet research, course documents, utili- zation of Cleveland Community College resources such as the College’s website and Academic Bulletin and Student Hand- book, CFNC.org, Comprehensive Articula- tion Agreement of NC, skills and aptitude assessments, audio/video supplements Learning Activities Learning about college and state transfer resources and processes, developing critical thinking skills; setting aca- demic and career goals; developing technology, research, and information literacy skills; developing intra and inter- personal skills; planning for seamless transfer to a four- year university in order to avoid ‘transfer shock’ Inclement WeatherInclement WeatherInclement WeatherInclement Weather The College President will make the decision as to whether or not classes will be held during peri- ods of inclement weath- er. Announcements will be made on local radio and television stations. If day classes are canceled, night classes are auto- matically canceled. Check the CCC website under “Campus News” for in- clement weather cancel- lations. 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. Critical/Analytical Thinking Activities The course follows the processes and decision-making steps of making the transition from a community college to a four- year, higher education institution. The course covers strate- gies for successful transferring, including the identification and use of community college and university resources, activ- ities that cover university policies and procedures, assessment and development of critical thinking skills, and development of various academic and career plans to ensure success. 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 S U C C E S S
  4. 4. A 93-100 B 85-92 C 77-84 D 70-76 F 70 and below Grade Distribution Weekly Schedule and Due DatesWeekly Schedule and Due DatesWeekly Schedule and Due DatesWeekly Schedule and Due Dates The most important thing to keep in mind as you plan your time with this course is that it will move very quickly in 7 weeks. You cannot afford to get behind or miss assignments; otherwise your grade will suffer. Do not let that happen to you! OrientationOrientationOrientationOrientation---- 3 assignments are due for Orientation (Orientation quiz, Orientation email, and Orientation Blog) Details and directions are located in the Orientation link in Blackboard. All Orientation assignments are due by 9:00 pm on Friday, Sep- tember 5, 2014 Unit 1Unit 1Unit 1Unit 1- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, September 5, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the Unit 1 link. Unit 2Unit 2Unit 2Unit 2- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, September 12, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the Unit 2 link. Unit 3Unit 3Unit 3Unit 3- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the Unit 3 link. Unit 4Unit 4Unit 4Unit 4- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, September 26, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the Unit 4 link. Unit 5Unit 5Unit 5Unit 5- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, October 3, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the Unit 5 link. Unit 6Unit 6Unit 6Unit 6- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, October 10, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the Unit 6 link. Unit 7Unit 7Unit 7Unit 7- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, October 17, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the Unit 7 link. Evaluation -How Your Grade Will Be Determined 10% of final grade = Orientation and Unit 1 | Laying the Foundation 15% of final grade = Unit 2 | Self-assessment 15% of final grade = Unit 3 | College Resources 10% of final grade = Unit 4 | College Policies 10% of final grade = Unit 5 | College Culture 20% of final grade = Unit 6 | CAA, AA & AS, 16 state universities 20% of final grade = Unit 7 | Plans of Study 100% Late Work and MakeLate Work and MakeLate Work and MakeLate Work and Make----up Work Policyup Work Policyup Work Policyup Work Policy Late assignments will notnotnotnot be accepted or graded for credit unless there are extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control such as illness. Documentation may be required at the discretion of the instructor. We Care About Your Success!We Care About Your Success!We Care About Your Success!We Care About Your Success! This course is part of a student success project between our institution and Starfish Retention Solutions. Throughout the semester, you may receive emails from Starfish® regarding your course grades or academic per- formance. Please pay attention to these emails and consider taking the recommended actions. They are sent to help you be successful!

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