ED 100 College Seminar (TECH)

I. CATALOG DESCRIPTION:

ED100 College Seminar C 1, P 0, CR 1

College Seminar is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to improve the chances for success in the college environment. General College procedures, the fundamental notions of time management and study skills, and the specific responsibilities of today's students in a variety of local and global environments are discussed.

II. MATERIALS:

Text: Current student handbook (college bookstore) & college catalog (Payne Hall). Both are free.

 III. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the faculty/student - advisor/advisee relationship.
Students will demonstrate the importance of the responsibilities (time management, study skills, test taking, coping, etc.) that lead to success on the college level.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the facets of living in a diverse society.
Students will demonstrate an ability to work effectively with other students
Students will demonstrate an ability to use the MVCC College Catalog and Student Handbook.

Syllabus

Background

Due to the nature of this course attendance is crucial. Students are expected to complete all assignments with care and help to create an atmosphere of respect towards other students and the instructor. Final grades will be recorded on an A - F scale and will be based on the following:
Attendance: 20%
Advisor Contact Sheet: 20%
Scavenger Hunt: 20%
Pre-registration: 20%
Resume: 20%

Class-by-class progress and assignments (please note that some topics may be shifted due to scheduling)

1

Introduction to course. Discussion of responsibilities: classroom, labs, instructors, and peers.

Science, Engineering and Technology students in particular will find the following two short items of interest:
Metric System Science Intro Notes.

2 Campus resources (including learning center, library, communicating with professors, other campus services, etc.)
3 College policies (academic standing and GPA calculation, civility, discipline, etc.)
4 Time management
5 Active reading and note-taking
6 Study cycle and test-taking strategies
7 Career, transfer and scholarships
8 Advisement (including using DegreeWorks, SIRS and course search)
9 Diversity
10 Health and wellness
11 Professional ethics
12 Resumes
13 Job interviews
14 Financial literacy

15
Open discussion

Resources

Notes for Technology and Science

Metric System Essay

Science Intro Notes

 

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