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College Survival and Success: Self-Management

Course Number: CG 103
Transcript Title: Col.Surv.&Success:Self Mngmt
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 18, 2013
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

Prerequisites

CG 101

Course Description

Focuses on the role of self-management as a means for creating college success. Continues to develop skills for navigating a culturally diverse learning environment and accessing college resources and services. Third course in a series (CG101-103). Prerequisite: CG 101. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  1. Use concepts of self-management, time management, and money management to achieve academic and personal goals.
  2. Employ stress management techniques to achieve academic and personal success.
  3. Incorporate awareness of diversity and cultural differences to participate fully in college and community.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Assess students’ ability to access resources and use them effectively (via a worksheet, quiz, presentation, etc.).
  2. Assess students’ ability to apply a decision-making model, identify a problem, generate solutions, apply solution(s) and assess outcome.
  3. Assess students’ ability to apply self-management tools for use in managing resources (money, time, etc.).
  4. Assess students’ ability to reflect on issues of diversity and cultural differences through use of journals, activities, and discussion.

Course Activities and Design

  1. Use student resources to create a year-long academic plan.
  2. Apply a decision-making model to academic choices.
  3. Create a financial budget and a time budget.
  4. 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

Department Notes

Entry Level College Success Course – The course activities and design allows for multiple learning strategies to be employed. This makes the course accessible to students at a variety of reading, writing and reasoning levels.