Presentation on theme: "Learning the New College Experience. Objectives Understand the purpose & importance of a course syllabus Use the College Catalog Set goals & standards."— Presentation transcript:
Learning the New College Experience
Objectives Understand the purpose & importance of a course syllabus Use the College Catalog Set goals & standards for your academic plan Discuss the procedures of advising Utilize available services Display courtesy on campus Get involved
Course Syllabus Course Number and Title: PSY 2003 General Psychology Meeting Times and Location: MWF 9-9:50 am UC 214 Course Description: This course is an overview of major topics in modern psychology, the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. As a first course in the discipline of psychology, it introduces some of the fundamental concepts, principles, and theories with a consideration for the complexity of human behavior. Course Prerequisite(s): None Instructor: Sigmund Freud, PhD Office Location and Office Hours: UC 223 MWF 9:50-11:50 am; MW 3:45-4:45 pm; TR 11:50-12:50 pm, T 2:10-5:10 pm; Thurs. 2:10-4:10 pm. Office Telephone: (501) Text and Required Supplies: Jeffrey S. Nevid, Psychology: Concepts and Applications, 2 nd ed., Houghton Mifflin, ISBN
Attendance A student will be dropped from a full- semester course if they are failing upon 7 th absence in MWF class 5 th absence in TR class 3 rd absence in one week class How much time will school take? 15 credit hours x hours in the classroom 45 hours per week
College Catalog Important publication which outlines programs of study Consists of five primary sections College Information Transfer & Technical/Caree r Programs Course Descriptions Student Handbook General Information
Plan of Study Admission Classes Graduation Academic Advisor
Make it Fit Together
Set Goals Print Print the plan. Decide Decide how many hours per semester you will be able to take. Read Read the course descriptions. Look Look at what semester the course is offered. Plot Plot it out.
Advising/Registration Procedures 1 Review schedule 2 Make a plan 3 See advisor 4 Register 5 Pay tuition and fees 6 Begin semester
CampusConnect: Your Personal Tool
Available Services Student Success Labtutoring in Math, Science, & English ComputersLibrary, Kirk Building, & Business Technology Center Counseling Servicescareer and personal counseling/ accommodations for students with disabilities Food ServicesThe Plaza and Traxx Bookstoretextbooks, supplies, & apparel
Campus Courtesy At Doors If you see someone carrying boxes or other bulky items, ask if there is a door you can open. Always ask a person who is struggling with the door (e.g., someone using a wheelchair) if you may help. Around Campus Say hello to people you meet. Say Excuse me rather than pushing past people in a crowd or a constricted space. No gum on the sidewalk, in the grass, on the parking lotperiod.
More Campus Courtesy In class Personal Issues Be polite in your speech and manners. Blowing bubbles, snapping, or otherwise playing with gum is not ok. Sleeping and snoring in class just should not be done. Remember the class is not so large you can become invisible, so watch your body language. Do not start packing your bag until class is completely over.
Last Bit on Courtesy In Class Computers & Cell Phones Always put your cell phone on silence or turn it off during class. No texting in classever. No checking , Facebook or MySpace. In conversation Do not interrupt someone while they are talking, no matter how insightful you think what you have to say is. Please, please…no cell phone conversations in the restrooms!
GET Involved Visit Union Station located in the Kirk Building Participate in intramural sports and free events on campus Join a student organization