Western Wyoming Community College
Learning Center

College Survival Skills
Spring 2003 Course SYLLABUS


Instructor Name: Stacie Lynch-Newberg
Class Times: 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays
Office Hours: 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Phone: 382-1829

Text and Materials: All materials will be handed out in the class on an "as needed" basis.

Course Information: This class is for students entering Western Wyoming Community College in the spring who want a preview of what to expect.

Transferability: This is a one credit class that does not transfer.

Course Description: This course consists of a basic introduction to the college, the campus, and the skills needed to survive. It will also highlight the importance of a college education, as well as the fun one can have while in school.

Course Objective: The objective of this class is to increase the retention rate of students in a college setting.

Methods of Instruction: Instruction will be "hands on" experience with individualized assistance.

Course Content: Survival Skills include:
· Picking a Degree or Career
· Library tips
· Computer lab tips
· Writing, math, and reading tips
· Study skills, time and stress management

Methods of Evaluation: Interaction and participation in class.

Grading Policy: Class will be a pass or a fail. Based on class participation and attendance.

Changes to the syllabus: The procedures stated in the course outline and tentative schedule are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances. Students will be notified in class.

Students with special needs: "Students who qualify for specific accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should notify the instructor the first week of class. It is the student's responsibility to inform the instructor of his/her needs and to provide the necessary documentation to the Director of the Student Development Center before any classroom accommodations can be made."

Incompletes: Incompletes are given only under exceptional circumstances and only given if the student is passing the class.

WWCC goals for student success:
· Communicate competently
· Retrieve information
· See issues from multiple perspectives
· Solve problems
· Develop life skills

"Western Wyoming Community College has identified five major goals for student success in order to assist students in developing abilities that will help prepare them to succeed in the world today and meet the challenges of the future. These goals are addressed in courses across the curriculum at WWCC and methods for instruction and assessment are varied."

This course will achieve these five goals by the following procedures:
1. Communicate competently in class by asking and answering questions
2. Retrieving information from library tour and computer workshop
3. See issues from the perspectives of instructors and fellow students
4. Solve problems by knowing where to go on campus for information
5. Develop life skills




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