WELCOME TO BUS 302 The Gateway Experience Prof Chapman’s Gateway web-site: Generic Gateway web-site:
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WELCOME TO BUS 302 The Gateway Experience Prof Chapman’s Gateway web-site: http://www.csun.edu/~vcecn00a/Gateway/ Generic Gateway web-site: http://www.csun.edu/bus302/
Why Gateway? Responds to feedback from alumni and employers: –Need for better communication skills –Ability to work in teams –Think critically and strategically Responds to university priority of increasing graduation rates by: –Ensuring a common set of skills and knowledge for all (CSUN and transfer) students –Prepare students for upper division work
Gateway Course Objectives Learn to build and work effectively in teams. Enhance written and oral communication. Understand the cross disciplinary nature of business problems and strategies. Review lower division business core material. Use ethical thinking in solving business problems.
How Will Gateway be Delivered? Active Student Learning –Student preparedness is key Teaching Method –Faculty are coaches not lecturers –Students prepare and present homework –Most assignments require working in teams –Formal and informal oral presentations
Tips to Succeed in Gateway Complete all assignments before class Invest in your team –Remember you are learning how to build an effective team Plan ahead and budget time for class –Take LDC exams early and get them out of the way Learn from each other –Take advantage of LDC subject area expertise within your team
BUS 302L – Gateway Lab You must take BUS 302L either: –Prior to taking BUS 302 –OR at the same time you take BUS 302 You will not be able to enroll in 400- level business classes until you pass both BUS 302 and 302L. Enroll now – all 302L sections are open; there are no class size limits.