The College Experience


(This syllabus is a generic syllabus and will be secondary to the official syllabus handed out in the classroom.)

 

I. COURSE DESCRIPTION: A course emphasizing the importance of planning, proactive learning, how to study, classroom skills, building a community on campus, and fostering an understanding of self. The College Experience is designed to help develop patterns and practices for successful students.

 

Catalogue Description: Preparation for success as a student, including study skills, interpersonal communications, information about opportunities available at Rogers State University, and initial steps in career planning.

 

II. COURSE OBJECTIVES:

A successful student should be able to perform the following tasks:

  1. demonstrate effective critical thinking skills
  2. demonstrate effective communication skills
  3. use campus resources effectively
  4. set academic related goals
  5. exercise time management
  6. describe and define healthy lifestyles

III. MATERIALS

Required Texts:

Your college experience at Rogers State University. Belmont: Wadsworth Thompson Learning.

 

IV. REQUIREMENTS

Attendance: Attendance is the responsibility of the student and is required. The College Experience is a participation driven course so attendance is necessary to be successful. Students in the 2 day per week 8-week section will be allowed two unexcused absences. Each subsequent unexcused absence will lower the students score by one letter grade per absence. Excused absences will be allowed only if there is a serious need. An excused absence requires notification of the instructor prior to the start of the missed class and must also be justified in writing. If a situation should arise which prevents a student from attending class on an extended basis, the student should consider officially "dropping" the course prior to the designated cut-off date. Students remaining in the course after this date must be given the grade they earn.

Grading: Overall grades will be calculated based on attendance and assignments completed successfully. Grades will be calculated using the following scale:

90-100 Points - A
80-89 Points - B
70-79 Points - C
60-69 Points - D
< 60 Points - F

Class Participation: This will be an interactive class with the student being responsible for reading materials ahead of time in order to participate in discussions during class. While text material will be covered, discussions about the materials and related issues are both welcome and encouraged.

Plagiarism Statement: Plagiarism is representing someone else's ideas or work as your own. To avoid plagiarism when using someone else's data, arguments, designs, words, ideas, projects, etc., you must make it clear that the work originated with someone else by citing the source. A student found guilty of plagiarism will receive a zero for that particular assignment. A student found guilty of cheating on a quiz, exam, paper, or project, will receive a zero for that particular assignment. If there are two or more identical papers that are impossible to determine who actually conducted the work, and who plagiarized, then all students will receive a zero for the particular assignment.

Academic Misconduct: All institutions of higher education rely on intellectual integrity. Teachers must expect honesty from students, and the failure to demonstrate honesty represents a fundamental threat to the entire academic endeavor.

Students are expected to follow university policies as put forth in the institution's Student Code of Responsibilities and Conduct. In accordance with Title 12 of The Student Code (page 11), instances of alleged academic misconduct (e.g. cheating, plagiarism, etc) will follow the policies and procedures as described in Title 12. As a general rule, Faculty at Rogers State University have the responsibility of enforcing the academic code. Therefore, if academic misconduct is suspected I will submit a letter of alleged academic misconduct to the Office of Student Affairs.

Non-academic misconduct: In order to maintain an effective learning environment, students are expected to fully comply with The Student Code. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of each student to read and become familiar with the policies of The Student Code.

ADA Statement/Students with Disabilities: 

Rogers State University is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to educational programs and services. Before any educational accommodation can be provided, any student who has a disability that he or she believes will require some form of accommodation must do the following: 1) inform the professor of each class of such need; and 2) register for services to determine eligibility for assistance with the Office of Student Affairs, located in the Student Union. Students needing more information about Student Disability Services should contact:

Director of Student Development
Office of Student Affairs
Rogers State University
918-343-7579

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