House Bill 2504 Fall 2012 Course Syllabus PSYC-1100-03 - Learning Framework
Fall 2012 Course Syllabus
PSYC-1100-03 - Learning Framework
|Instructor||Clark, Jamie L.|
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|Course Description||This course is an introduction and orientation to the college. It assists the student in making adequate social and personal adjustments to college life, developing educational and career goals, and becoming familiar with institutional curricula and policies. The course includes techniques for note taking and preparing for exams. It is required of all students who are enrolled in developmental courses and have not completed 15 hours of college-level work. The course is recommended for all students in their first semester at Lamar State College - Port Arthur. A grade of 'C' or better must be earned to meet the institutional requirement: otherwise the course must be repeated.|
|Required Textbooks||Step by Step to College and Career Success, 4th Edition. Gardner & Barefoot, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011.|
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. FOUR unexcused absences will result in a grade of "F" regardless of the student's performance in class to that time. Excused absences include hospitalization of you or an immediate family member, participation in a college event, or a religious holy day. Prior notification to me for pending absences due to college events or religious holy days is required. Documentation of hospitalization is required. Late work is unacceptable.
Your presence in this class will involve your attention to lectures, presentations by other students, participation in open class discussion, reading of the text as well as other materials related to the information covered in class, as well as the completion of the writing assignment. You will receive 10 points per class attended to total 150 points.
The following procedure will be used to give students with good attendance extra points:
For 0 absences, 4 points will be added to the final course tally. For no more than 1 absence, 3 points will be added to the final course tally. For no more than 2 absences, 2 points will be added to the final course tally. For no more than 3 absences, 1 point will be added to the final course tally.
|Course Grading Scale||
509 and below =F
|Determination of Final Grade||
The final course grade will be based on total points accumulated (not percentages) from exams (400), class participation and attendance (150), daily work and homework (100), preparation for career report (50), career report (100), and verbal career report (50). With prior approval of your instructor, you may also earn extra credit for campus events.
Disturbance in class is a one point deduction from the final grade, per incidence, and includes but is not limited to: cell phones ringing, text messages, talking without permission and other disrespectful behavior. Laptops may be used only with instructor permission or the Special Populations Coordinator.
|Final Exam Date||December 3, 2013 - 12:00 PM|
DAILY WORK & HOMEWORK:
Week 1: Class ID and Scavenger Hunt-10
Week 2: Notes: Policies, Procedures, and Terminology-10
Week 3: GPA Calculation Sheet-10
Week 4: Time Management-10
Week 5: Library Assignment-10
Week 6: Learning Styles-10
Week 7: Critical Thinking
Week 8: Note Taking-10
Week 9: Reading for Success
Week 10: Communication
Week 11: Test Taking-10
Week 12: Career Report Preparation
Week 13: Career Report Presentation
Week 14: Citizenship Test-10
Week 15: Final Exam
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE:
Preparation for Report-50
Final Career Report-100
Exam 1 – Syllabus-100
Exam 2 – College Policies, Procedures, and Terminology-100
Exam 3 – Listening, Taking Notes, and Taking Exams-100
Exam 4 – Final Exam-100
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
PSYC – 1100 FALL 2012 Tentative Schedule of Classes(Subject to change with notice)
Week 1 (8/27)
Introduction to Class
Syllabus and Scavenger Hunt
Assignment for next week: Read Chapter 1 – Beginning College
Week 2 (9/3)
Discussion over material in Chapter 1 – Beginning College
Policies, Procedures, and Terminology
Week 3 (9/10)
Policies, Procedures, and Terminology
Assignment for next week: Read Chapter 2 Managing Your Time
Week 4 (9/17)
Discussion over material in Chapter 2 Managing Your Time
Exam 2 (Take home)
Assignment for next weeek: Read Chapter 9 – Technology in College
Week 5 (9/24)
Exam 2 Due
Library Tour and Assignment
Assignment for next week: Read Chapter 3 – How You Learn
Week 6 (10/1)
Discussion over material in Chapter 3 – How You Learn
Assignment for next week: Read Chapter 4 – Thinking Critically
Week 7 (10/8)
Discussion over material in Chapter 4 Thinking Critically
Assignment for next week: Read Chapter 5 – Listening & Taking Notes
Week 8 (10/15)
Discussion over material in Chapter 5 Listening &Taking Notes
Assignment for next week: Read Chapter 6 Reading for Success
Week 9 (10/22)
Discussion over material in Chapter 6 Reading for Success
Assignment for next week: Read Chapter 7 Communicating Clearly
Week 10 (10/29)
Discussion over material in Chapter 7 Communicating Clearly
Assignment for next week: Read Chapter 8 Taking Exams& Tests
Week 11 (11/5)
Exam 3 (Take home)
Discussion over material in Chapter 8 Taking Exams &Tests
Test Taking Exercise
Week 12 (11/12)
Exam 3 Due
Career Report Preparation in Library
MEET IN LIBRARY AND BRING STUDENT ID WITH YOU TO CLASS
Week 13 (11/19)
Career Report Due
Students will present reports to class
Assignment for next week: Read Ch 11 Appreciating Diversity
Week 14 (11/26)
Discussion over material in Chapter 11 Appreciating Diversity
Assignment for next week: Read Chapter 10 Managing
Money, Chapter 12 Majors & Career Choices, Chapter 13 Staying Healthy
Week 15 (12/3) Final Exams Due
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading Skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret assigned reading materials and written instructions from both the textbook and instructor measured by pretest, posttest, written class excercises, and essay rubric (PSLO ALPHA, PSLSO 1, PSLO 2)
2. Demonstrate the ability to produce clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO ALPHA, PSLO 1, PSLO 2, PSLO 5)
3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience measured by class exercises and rubric (PSLO 2)
4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret forms of spoken language measured by pretest, posttest, class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO 1, PSLO 2)
5. Identify and demonstrate the ability to apply standards and elements of critical thinking measured by pretest, posttest, and class exercises.(PSLO ALPHA, PSLO 1, PSLO 2, PSLO 5))
6. Demonstrate the ability to use computer-based technology in communicating, solving problems, and acquiring information measured by class exercises and essay rubric. (PSLO 2)
7. Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences and similarities measured by class exercises. (PSLO 2, PSLO 5)
8. Demonstrate the ability to identify, use, and apply mathematical and scientific principles measured by pretest, posttest, and class exercises. (PSLO 3)
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|Additional Information||I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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