educ - week 03 PERSIST

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Sherfield and Moody Cornerstones
Topic: Persist
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Persistence
You are going to stay;
You have found a way to make it work;
You have found a way to not give up.
What tools will you need?
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Universal College Policies
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Federal Privacy Act of 1974
Placement testing
Strict add/drop dates
Classroom attendance policies
Strict refund policy
Academic Dishonesty Policy
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The College Professor
• Wears many hats
– Teacher, researcher, author, advisor
• Has “academic freedom”
– The privilege to teach controversial subject matter
without threat of termination
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Your Role in Earning Grades
If you are unhappy with a grade you earned on
an assignment or project, ask yourself:
-Did I omit something required?
-Did I focus improperly?
-Did I turn it in late?
-Did I document my sources correctly?
-Did I really give it my very best?
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Classroom Challenges
• Do you have a professor that is difficult to
understand due to a language barrier?
• What if you have a disagreement with a
professor?
• What are the written and unwritten rules of
civility, classroom etiquette, and personal
decorum?
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Ethics
• The accepted moral code or standard by which
we live
• Six questions to ask yourself when making a
decision:
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Is it legal?
Is it fair to me and to others?
Can I live with my decision?
Is my decision in my long-term best interests?
Can I tell my loved ones about it and be proud?
How would I feel if it was on “page one” tomorrow?
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Examples of Academic Misconduct
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Giving answers or getting answers during testing
Using unauthorized “cheat sheets” or aids
Sharing exam questions from an un-administered test
Copying files from a lab computer
Using an instructor’s edition of the textbook
Buying or acquiring papers online
Assisting others with dishonest acts
Lying about why you missed a test or deadline
Plagiarism of others’ words or ideas
Bribing others or stealing others’ academic work
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Plagiarism
• Using someone else’s ideas or words without proper
documentation
• Serious offense in college
• Involves fraud, stealing, lying
• Can usually be avoided by properly citing sources
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Student Services
• Assistance outside of the classroom
• You pay for them, so use them!
• Include areas such as:
– Tutoring and computer labs
– Library services
– Services for students with disabilities
– Health services
– Student activities and organizations
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Academic Advisors/Counselors
• Assist you with selecting courses to complete
your plan of study
• Can save you time and money
• See them early and often
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Planning to Transfer?
• Need catalogs from current and future
institution
• Save syllabi from all courses taken
• Know requirements of future institution
• Most grades below “C” not transferrable
• GPA does not transfer to new institution
• Seek out transfer counselor at your campus
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Your Grade Point Average
• GPA determines enrollment status, financial
aid options, transferability, and honors
• Know the quality points for your college’s
system
• Example: A = 4 points on 4.0 scale
• Know minimum requirements for academic
and financial status
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Topic Reflection
• Know what it takes to persist and succeed in
college
• Practice self-responsibility
• Guard your ethics and integrity and be civil
• Know the rules and policies of your college
• Establish a relationship with campus personnel
• Get involved on campus
• Make use of available student services
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