House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus EDUC-1100-01 - Learning Framework
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
EDUC-1100-01 - Learning Framework
|Instructor||Peeler, Bobby Wilson|
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|Course Description||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.
|Required Textbooks||Step by Step to College and Career Success, 4th edition, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011.|
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with four absences will fail the course. Late arrival and early departure is a one point grade deduction.
All assignments are due the date assigned. If you are absent, it is up to you to find out the assignment and to have it ready to turn in at the beginning of the next class meeting.
All assignments are listed in the syllabus and you can call or email me to get the assignment when absent.
Being absent is no excuse for not turning in any assignment, including tests or projects and results in a zero with no makeup for anything.
|Course Grading Scale||90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, Below 60 = F|
|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 reduced credit for it. Partcipation is -2 points per day for the three excused absences. Projects are due in exactly one week; at the beginning of the next class, then reduced in value from 3 points to 1 point after 1 week late. Tests are reduced 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. The Final Exam is due the last class day, before final exams begin.
A grade of C or better must be earned to meet the institutional requirement; otherwise the course must be repeated.
|Final Exam Date||May 8, 2012 - 11:00 AM|
DAILY WORK & HOMEWORK (Possible Points)
Syllabus and Scavenger Hunt; 3
Policies, Procedures, and Terminology; 3
GPA calculation project; 3
Library Assignment; 3
Time Management; 3
Learning Styles; 3
True Colors; 3
Citizenship Test; 3
Note taking; 1
ClASS PARTICIPATION: (attendance) (Total 25)
Preparation for Report; 10
1. Policies, Procedures and Terminology; 8
2. Listening, Taking Notes and Exams; 8
3. Final Exam; 9
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: January 17; Syllabus & Scavenger Hunt; Catalog & Text Ch 1/3
Week 2: January 24; Policies Procedures, & Term. Catalog & Text Ch 4
Week 3: January 31; GPA Calculation; Catalog & Text Ch. 5/6
Week 4: February 7; Test 1; Policies Procedures & Term. & Text 5,6,7
Week 5: February 14; Time management; Test 1 Due, Text Ch 2
Week 6: February 21; Library Tour, Text Ch 9
Week 7: February 28; True Colors, Text Ch. 12
Week 8: March 6; Learning Preference; Ch 3, (Test 2, Ch 5,6,7, Library)
Week 9: March 20; Citizenship Test/Test 2 due
Week 10: March 27; Note Taking Skills; Text Ch 5
Week 11: April 3; Career report preparation report in Library
Week 12: April 10; Career Report instructions
Week 13: April 17; Cultural Awareness; Text Ch 11; Career Report due
Week 14: April 24; Financial Responsibility;l Text Ch. 10 Final Exam
Week 15: May 1; College Success;l Text Ch 12,13
Week 16: May 8; Final Exam Due
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Communicates with appropriate modes of expression to individuals or groups.
A. Demonstrates thesis clarity
B. Organizes information
C. Uses support
D. Presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression
2. Demonstrates awareness of cultural differences and similarities.
A. Identifies cultural characteristics (beliefs, values, perspectives, or practices)
B. Interprets works of human expression within cultural context
C. Shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others
3. Uses critical thinking skills
A. Identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed)
B. Differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation
C. Constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences
D. Uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion
4. Demonstrates technology literacy
A. Locates needed information using the appropriate technological tool or device
B. Displays organizational skills with the use of technology
C. Presents information using the appropriate technological tool or device
5. Transfers to a baccalaureate program
A. Exhibits student contact hours completed at LSC-PA
B. Number of AA majors who graduate
C. Number of AA graduates who request transcripts sent to other universities
6. Applies mathematical and scientific principles
A. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
B. Uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
C. Applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret assigned reading materials and written instructions from both the textbook and instructor. (PSLO-1)
2. Demonstrate the ability to produce clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience. (PSLO-1)
3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience. (PSLO-1)
4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret forms of spoken language. (PSLO-2)
5. Identify and demonstrate the ability to apply standards and elements of critical thinking. (PSLO-3)
6. Demonstrate the ability to use computer-based technology in communicating, solving problems, and acquiring information. (PSLO-4)
7. Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences and similarities. (PSLO-2)
|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.|
|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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