Oct 19, 2021
SDV 108 - The College Experience Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
The goals of the course are to connect students to faculty, peers, and college resources, while introducing students to the college’s expectations and environment and to strategies that promote and encourage student success in college and life.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to navigate basic information as a DMACC student.
- Locate information in the College catalog, course schedule, Student Handbook and DMACC website.
- Define graduation requirements at DMACC.
- Compute GPA.
- Demonstrate an understanding of program requirements.
- Identify core courses for chosen program of study.
- Identify college preparatory courses and other prerequisites needed to build skills for subsequent courses in chosen program of study.
- Determine elective courses for chosen program of study.
- Summarize course requirements based on the Program Information Brief.
- Meet with a DMACC Academic Advisor for course planning and support in developing a semester schedule.
- Learn how to build a course schedule and register for courses for the following semester.
- Summarize the process to change from one academic program to another academic program at DMACC.
- Identify needed resources for program completion in regards to career plans and/or transfer planning.
- Demonstrate and understanding of college expectations and essential academic information.
- Define the role of the course syllabus and course competencies.
- Summarize the policies governing student academic standards, including satisfactory academic progress and the policies governing personal conduct.
- Summarize the policies governing student financial aid, as needed.
- Define the values of academic integrity and scholarship, particularly related to cheating and plagiarism.
- Define instructor expectations regarding student conduct and student success including attendance, classroom behavior, professionalism, and ethics.
- Demonstrate the use of college technology.
- Use the DMACC email system to retrieve messages, contact instructors, and send homework assignments as attachments.
- Use the Blackboard online platform to complete assessments, participate in discussion questions and forums, and gather needed materials for courses.
- Demonstrate how to login to course companion sites such as WileyPlus and MyMathLab.
- Demonstrate how to use the DMACC Web Info System to view unofficial transcripts, locate grades, request a Degree Audit, and view financial aid.
- Demonstrate how to use the DMACC Web Info System to register for semester courses.
- Demonstrate how to access DMACC Tech Support.
- Demonstrate how to access the DMACC network from campus and from home.
- Demonstrate how to access the P-drive.
- Demonstrate knowledge of campus opportunities and resources.
- Identify the academic resources and services specific to the campus, including the library, computer lab, Academic Achievement Center, and tutoring.
- Identify additional campus-specific educational activities and opportunities for student involvement in organizations.
- Locate college resources available regarding career decision-making and financial aid.
- Introduce the academic skills necessary for student success.
- Describe the characteristics of active listening.
- Identify the skills involved in time management and making the most out of on-campus time for use of academic resources.
- Determine one’s style for using a planner (i.e., paper vs. electronic, monthly vs. weekly) for organization.
- Survey important study skills in the areas of reading, writing, note-taking, memory, and test-taking.
- Identify the skills needed to effectively work as a team on group projects and labs.
- Explore one’s individual learning style and the value of multisensory learning.
- Demonstrate the life skills necessary for student success.
- Identify the skills which will enhance one’s ability to combine the competing priorities of college, family and work.
- Identify the skills required for effective leadership and citizenship.
- Describe the impact of physical and mental health on student success including the importance of sleep, nutrition, exercise, and the value of staying healthy.
- Identify the interpersonal skills necessary for student success.
- Describe how valuing diversity in culture, race, gender, orientation, disability, and age can enhance student and personal success.
- Recognize the value of supportive faculty and staff relationships, including Counselors, Advisors, Career Services, Campus Health, Academic Support Services, and Student Activities personnel.
- Identify the socially appropriate ways to ask others for assistance with problemsolving.
- Understand the importance of the development of supportive peer relationships.
- Develop skills related to financial literacy.
- Increase awareness of community through on-campus/off-campus learning opportunities outside the classroom.
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