College Survival and Success: Personal Responsibility

Course Number: CG 101
Transcript Title: Col.Surv & Success: Pers. Resp
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 26, 2019
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
Repeats available for credit: 0

Course Description

Provides information and techniques for personal responsibility as a means for creating college success. Introduces developing skills for navigating a culturally diverse learning environment and utilizing college resources and services. First course in a series (CG 101-103). Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Use the concepts of accepting personal responsibility and interdependent behaviors to achieve academic and personal goals.
  2. Communicate and participate responsibly in order to navigate college systems.
  3. Use college resources and policies to determine and implement academic decisions.
  4. 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’ writings, interactions, and/ or oral presentations for use of the language of responsibility.
  3. Assess students’ understanding of how one’s identity impacts others through use of journals, activities, and discussion.
  4. Assess students’ ability to reflect on issues of diversity and cultural differences through use of journals, activities, and discussion.

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • College calendar
  • College catalog
  • College course planning guide
  • Classroom behavior and etiquette
  • Importance of course syllabus
  • Student rights and responsibilities
  • College grading
  • Important dates and deadlines
  • Paying for college
  • Distance learning, i.e. Moodle
  • Online services, Grad Plan
  • College/campus resources
  • Student services: financial aid, advising, counseling, career resource center, job placement
  • College policies
  • Coping with transition