House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

EDUC-1100-07 (Learning Framework)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorPeeler, Bobby Wilson
Phone(409) 984-6420
Business and Technology
Chair:Glenda Dupuis
Telephone:(409) 984-6316
Hours:MON: 10:00-1:00; TR: 10:30-11:00; WED: 10:00-11:00 & 12:00-1:00; FRI: 8:00-12:00
Building:Student Center (PAMP)
Room #:411
Course Information
Course ID #10486
Course Subject-Number-SectionEDUC-1100-07
Course TitleLearning Framework
Course Description 1100 Learning Framework 1:1:0

Introduction and orientation to college. Introduction and orientation to college. 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. 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. Includes techniques for time management, note taking, and preparing for exams. Required of all students enrolled in developmental courses who have not completed 15 hours of college-level work. This requirement is waived if the student is enrolled in EDUC 1300. Recommended for all students in their first semester. A grade of “C” or better must be earned to meet the institutional requirement; otherwise the course must be repeated. Counts as elective credit toward a degree or certificate.

The grade earned is computed in the student’s grade point average.

Course Prerequisites Required of all students who are enrolled in developmental courses and have not completed 15 hours of college-level work.
Required Textbooks Step by Step to College and Career Success, Gardner, et al Thomson Publishers,
Learning Objectives 1. To introduce factors which contribute to college success

2. To clarify the differences between high school and college

3. To secure students' understanding of the outcomes of a college education

4. To establish a process of setting goals and encourage students to set goals that will contribute to their persistence

5. To introduce what behaviors constitute academic dishonesty

6. To provide students with tips for managing their finances

7. To demonstrate that time management is one of the strategies to success in college and in life

8. To explain how using goals and objectives can guide planning and to establish the importance of setting priorities

9. To demonstrate how students can use a daily planner and other tools

10.To illustrate how students can avoid distractions and combat procrastination

11. To establish why civility is important

12. To define and illustrate what constitutes critical thinking

13. To explain how college encourages critical thinking

14. To identify and explain four aspects of critical thinking

15. To demonstrate how you can avoid faulty reasoning

16. To show why it is important to critically evalluate information on the internet.

17. To introduce students to the benefits of collaborative learning

18. To teach students how to work effectively with instructors

19. To help students learn their own learning styles

20. To teach students how to develop learning styles other than their own preferred style and to increase the flexibility of the way they study

21. To help students understand and recognize a learning disability

22. To demonstrate the importance of writing as a mode of communication

23. To demonstrate how to use reviews and revisions to strengthen your writing

24. To remind students that writing an e-mail is not the same as writing a college paper

25. To make students aware of the importance of speaking effectively

26. To acquaint students with six important steps in preparing an effective speech

27. To assist students in learning how to master information presented in a lecture

28. To help students assess and impmrove their note-taking skills

29. To demonstrate that an efficient note taking system is also a powerful study aid when preparing for exams

30. To show students how the five senses can assist in learning and rememgbering

31. To encourage students to participate in class discussions

32. To learn how to plreview and review textbook materials

33. To encourage the continuation or adoption of systematic approaches to reading textbooks

34. To facilitate vocabulary development

35. To learn how to mark your textbooks

36. To help students prepare their minds and bodies for taking exams

37. To teach strategies for preparing for and taking different types of exams

38. To explain ways to aid your memory

39. To provide students with tips to reduce text anxiety

40. To explore why and how your relationships are important to your college success

41. To help students understand what the concepts of diversity, education and multiculturalism mean in a college setting

42. To understand why managing stress is important

43. To recognize how to inoculate yourself against stress

44. To look at strategies for better nutrition and weight management

45. To explore the advantages and disadvantages of working during college

46. To explore what internships and co-op programs are and how they can benefit you

47. To illustrate how changes in the workplace willimpact your career preparation

48. To introduce what personal qualities and skills are essential for career success in the information age.

49. To introduce a timely process of career planning and the selection of a major

50. To identify resources that can assist students through the career plannin process

Major Assignments There are 12 chapters that will be discussed with three take-home tests including the final. It will be due on the last class day before finals begin.

Other assignments will include college policies and procedures, study skills, time management, coping with text anxiety, note-taking, finanacial responsibility, and research training in the library.

Discussion Topics Discussion topics include: beginning your college experience, managing time and staying motivated, thinking critically, maximizing your learning success, communicating clearly, listening, note-taking, and participating in class, reading for success, taking exams,diversity and values, staying healthy, experiencing college life, making the right choices.
Attendance Policy More than three absences will result in a grade of "F" regardless of the student's performance in class to that time.
Determination of Final Grade Exams 25%, Daily Work and Homework 25%, Project 25%, Participation 25% and each assignment is due when assigned or there will be no credit for it. Participation is - 2 points per day for the three excused absences. Projects are due in exactly one week; the beginning of the next class, then reduced in value from 3 points to 1 point. Tests are reduced in value to half value when turned in late. Disturbance in class is a 1 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.
Final Exam Date May 11, 2011 - 11:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute 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 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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