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College Survival and Success: Goal Setting

Course Number: CG 102
Transcript Title: Col. Surv.& Success:Goal Set.
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit


CG 101

Course Description

Provides information on the role of goal-setting as a means for creating college success. Continues to develop skills for navigating a culturally diverse learning environment and for utilizing college resources and services. Second course in the series (CG101-103). Prerequisite: CG101. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Use concepts of goal setting to achieve academic and personal success.
  2. Identify personal values and how they relate to goal setting and motivation.
  3. Understand and employ motivational strategies to achieve academic and personal success.
  4. Incorporate awareness of diversity and cultural differences to participate fully in college and community.

Alignment with Institutional Core Learning Outcomes

1. Communicate effectively using appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. (Communication)
2. Creatively solve problems by using relevant methods of research, personal reflection, reasoning, and evaluation of information. (Critical thinking and Problem-Solving)
3. Apply the knowledge, skills and abilities to enter and succeed in a defined profession or advanced academic program. (Professional Competence)
4. Appreciate cultural diversity and constructively address issues that arise out of cultural differences in the workplace and community. (Cultural Awareness)
5. Recognize the consequences of human activity upon our social and natural world. (Community and Environmental Responsibility)

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Have students identify their levels of confidence in their academic plans and identify resources they will need to remain confident in their plans.
  2. Assess student goals for specificity, concreteness, and balance between level of challenge and level of achievability.
  3. Assess students’ ability to reflect on issues of diversity and cultural differences through use of journals, activities, and discussion.
  4. Assess students’ ability to access resources and use them effectively (via a worksheet, quiz, presentation, etc.).

Course Activities and Design

  • Apply a goal setting model and motivational strategies to create short-term and long-term goals with action plans.
  • Use student resources to create a year-long academic plan.
  • Incorporate awareness of diversity and cultural differences through case studies, simulations, video and discussion, and guest speakers.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Academic planning and goal setting
  • College calendar
  • College catalog
  • College course planning guide
  • Important dates and deadlines
  • Paying for college
  • Managing and creating positive relationships in a diverse college environment
  • College/campus resources: Computer labs, math lab, writing lab, PASS Advisor
  • Student services: financial aid, advising, counseling, career resource center, job placement
  • College policies
  • Motivational strategies
  • Power of goal-setting