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ACA 122: College Transfer Success The Foundation of a Strategic Plan for Seamless Transition.

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1 ACA 122: College Transfer Success The Foundation of a Strategic Plan for Seamless Transition

2 ACA 122 Rationale The increasing complexity of transfer from the two-year to the four-year institutions requires that students be as informed and pro-active as possible in planning their academic careers.

3 ACA 122 Rationale The CCL contains a variety of student success courses (ACA prefix) relevant to most programs of study. However, there is no transferable course that would give college transfer students credits toward the AA, AS, or AFA degrees.

4 ACA 122 Rationale This course will educate students on such vital components of effective transfer as the CAA, General Education Core, Plans of Study/ Study Tracks Pre-majors

5 ACA 122 Rationale Other Benefits: *Higher Retention and Persistence toward Graduation *Decreased financial burden on students after transfer (unforeseen graduation/ program requirements)

6 ACA 122 Rationale Senior institutions offer and/or require an equivalent Freshmen Seminar as part of the first-year experience. The goal of an AA/AS degree is to provide a comparable academic experience during the first two years of a baccalaureate degree.

7 ACA Rationale Increasing number of 2+2/ Bilateral Articulation Agreements for Technical Program (AAS) Students.

8 Course Description ACA 122 : College Transfer Success Prerequisites:None Corequisites:None This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, college culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communication skills for a successful academic transition.

9 Course Description, II Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions. During this course, core assessments will also be administered to determine students baseline scores. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1. Semester Hours Credit, 1.

10 Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Demonstrate time management strategies, including identifying unproductive activities, listing ways to use time more effectively, and showing use of a weekly planner. Write academic goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time- bound.

11 Learning Outcomes, II Evaluate your note-taking, test-taking, reading, information processing, concentration, and memory habits and identify strategies for improving them. Identify your learning style(s) and demonstrate ways to learn new information using your specific learning style(s). Create a plan of action for maintaining your wellness as a college student, including strategies for minimizing stress and maintaining good balance, nutrition, and rest.

12 Learning Outcomes, III Explain the rights and responsibilities of a college student and an advisee. Identify essential Durham Tech campus resources, including the Transfer Center, library, Campus Learning Center, computer labs, and Counseling and Student Development. Identify essential Durham Tech policies and procedures, including advising and registration, calculating a GPA, disability services, and financial aid.

13 Learning Outcomes, IV Create a transfer portfolio that summarizes research on the university you plan to attend; reflection on your interests, goals, and expectations; and exploration of careers you might be well suited for. Present research on a four-year university, including the universitys programs and majors, academic services, campus life, and transfer admissions. Develop a strategic plan for transfer to a senior institution.

14 Course Outline Learning Strategies College culture Academic planning at Durham Technical Community College Seamless Transfer Career planning Goal setting

15 Other Issues Faculty Training Waivers Textbooks Delivery Formats

16 Where We Are Now Challenges Surprises

17 Questions?

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