Semester: Fall 2014 Class Info: SDV 100-F30 Location/Room: SP1-213 Class Name: Student Development Class Days/Times: Wednesday 7:00PM-8:50PM Class Credits: 1 Instructor: Sandra Haynes Phone: 540-891-3020 Office Location: SP1 room 311 Days at Location: Wednesdays Office Hours: 5:30PM-6:30PM Office Hour Notes: Click here to enter text.. Instructor E-mail: [email protected] Course Description: Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. Required for graduation. Textbook and Supplies: Author – Dave Ellis Title - The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student – Custom Edition for Germanna Community College: ISBN 9781-305-300035-4 Learning Outcomes: Upon completing the course, students will be able to: • articulate three potential careers based on their interests, values, and abilities through their use of the Virginia Education Wizard • select the appropriate curriculum and electives within that curriculum based on their career goal(s). • review multiple learning styles and identify their preferred learning style. • articulate the benefits and risks of the three aspects (e.g. credit, savings, and budgeting) of money management. • identify three to five elements of effective communication (e.g. active listening, verbal and non-verbal messages, etc.). • identify three to five techniques/strategies for managing anxiety/stress. Germanna has an email policy in effect for all college email communications in compliance with VCCS policy. This includes online course related emails and is to ensure confidentiality and security. • • • • All official email communication will be distributed to VCCS email accounts only. All students, faculty and staff of the VCCS will use their official VCCS email account when conducting VCCS business. Email is an official method for communication within the Virginia Community College System. Faculty and staff are responsible for reading and responding to email in a timely fashion. Students are responsible for the consequences of not reading, in a timely fashion, collegerelated communication sent to the official VCCS Student email account. Faculty members may require email for course content delivery, class discussion, and instructor conferencing and may specify course-related email policies in their syllabi. Faculty may also require students to confirm their subscription to VCCS-provided mailing lists. If you need help accessing your student email account please visit the ACC on either campus. Faculty email addresses end with “@germanna.edu” and student email addresses end with “@email.vccs.edu”. Faculty Response Time: Students can expect to receive a response to email messages or telephone calls made to their faculty member within a 24 hour period Monday through Friday. A response to email messages sent over the weekend will be provided by close of business on the following Monday. Additional Attendance/Withdrawal Policy for this course: Class attendance is an integral part of a sound academic program for most classes at Germanna. However, alternate teaching techniques, which may not require class attendance, may also be a part of a sound academic program. Class attendance requirements are found in the course outline, which the instructor provides to students in each course. Germanna students are expected to be present and on time at all regularly scheduled classes and laboratory meetings. When a faculty member determines that a student has not met the class attendance requirements in the course outline, which will usually conform to the statement at the end of this standard, the faculty member may submit a Drop/Add Form, showing the last date of attendance by the student, to the Admissions and Records Office. A grade of "W" will be recorded for all withdrawals, whether initiated by the student or by the faculty member through the published "Last day to withdraw without academic penalty." Withdrawal from a course without academic penalty may be made within the first 60% of the course. The student will receive a grade of “W” for withdrawal. After that time, the student will receive a grade of “F”. Exceptions to this policy may be considered under mitigating circumstances which must be documented and submitted to the appropriate Dean of Instruction for review and consideration. Appropriate paperwork must be received and processed by the Admissions and Records Office at GCC on or before the last day to withdraw. See “Calendar of Important Dates.” Important Dates: These important dates are for the Second Eight weeks only! Classes Begin Last Day to Add Last Day to Drop w/Refund Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes) Class Ends Oct 17 Oct 23 Oct 27 Nov 24 Nov 26-29 Dec 16 Academic Honesty – Course Specific (must be consistent with College’s policy statement; see Part B of this document) The faculty of Germanna Community College recognizes that academic honesty is an integral factor in developing and sharing knowledge. We support the concept of academic honesty, practice academic honesty in our classes, and require academic honesty from our students. GCC students are expected to maintain complete honesty and integrity in the completion and presentation of all academic assignments and examinations. Any student found guilty of cheating, plagiarism, or other dishonorable acts in academic work is subject to disciplinary action. Academic dishonesty is cheating and stealing. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: • • • • • • • Using material verbatim from a source without giving credit. Rewriting material from a source without giving credit. Using information from an Internet source without giving credit. Submitting the work of another person as your own work. Using/copying another student's computer disk. Copying from another person's paper/test/homework. Allowing someone else to copy/use your work (e.g., paper, homework, quiz, test). Violating VCCS Computer Ethics Guidelines in the pursuit of academic studies. The penalty for academic dishonesty in this course is: Course Plan for College Closing: Please check the campus web site, as well as blackboard. Disability Information: If you are a student with a disability and will need accommodations while enrolled in this course, please contact the Coordinator of Disability Services in the Counseling Center, (540-891-3019 at the Fredericksburg Area Campus or 540-423-9140 at the Locust Grove Campus). Emergency Procedures: Emergency procedures are posted in individual classrooms. Students must familiarize themselves with the procedures to be followed, and the escape routes to be followed when necessary. Faculty will go through the classroom emergency procedures during the first class meeting and students are to record these procedures in their class notes. Faculty may elect to provide written instructions within the first two class meetings. Student Academic Services: Library Services: Library Services offers a rich variety of resources to Germanna students from workshops on how to conduct academic research to an online catalog of print and electronic resources available at the Locust Grove Campus, the Fredericksburg Area Campus, and the Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper. FAC’s Information Commons provides a quiet place to research and write. Library staff can aid students with their research. Students can access thousands of journal titles, most of which are full text. E-books are available in a variety of disciplines and for leisure reading. Students are encouraged to take advantage of library resources by visiting any of Germanna’s libraries and exploring the online resources at: http://www.germanna.edu/Academics_And_Student_Services/Student_Services/Library_Services/ Tutoring Services: The Tutoring Services Department offers a variety of free academic support programs for Germanna students at both the Locust Grove and Fredericksburg Area campuses. Daniel Center students should contact the Locust Grove tutoring office regarding available services and Stafford Center students should contact the FAC Tutoring Services Office for available services. To schedule an individual tutoring appointment, call or visit the Locust Grove or Fredericksburg Tutoring Centers. Online tutoring is available during daytime, evening and weekend hours. Registered students may access online tutoring by clicking on the Smarthinking link from the Tutoring Services’ website. Supplementary academic materials are available free of charge from Tutoring Services, and they may also be downloaded from the Tutoring Services’ website: http://www.germanna.edu/tutor/ Tutoring Services operates a daily walk-in Writing Lab and Math Lab as well as providing a variety of study skills and academic workshops. Students may register for the Test Taking/Test Anxiety Workshop, Grammar Workshop, APA/MLA Workshop, TI83/84 Calculator Workshop, Computer Competency Workshop, Note-taking, Spanish Discussion Group, Drug Calculation Workshop, and the Basic PC Skills Mini Course by visiting or calling our offices. Several of these workshops may also be viewed online from the “Online Tutoring Resources” section of the Tutoring Services’ website: http://www.germanna.edu/tutor/resources.asp?menuchoice=Online%20Tutoring%20Resources Academic Computing Center:The ACC provides computer access to students needing to work on class work, check e-mail, blackboard, etc. Students also can apply, register for classes or change classes, check grades, etc. using myGCC. Staff is available to assist students with various computer issues and services. Student can access the internet and MS Office Suite, and placement testing is administered at LGC. Testing Service: Testing Services provide proctor services for make-up and distance learning tests. Test proctoring for various nursing exams, dental hygiene, exit exams and other college/university testing as well. To determine the hours of the Testing Center, go to the website http://www.germanna.edu/acc/testing_center. Electronics (e.g. Cell Phones): Please turn off all cell phones or any other devices that will be disturbing during class. No texting during class or you will be ask to leave. Grading Policy and Grading Scale: The quality of performance in any academic course is reported by a letter grade, the assignment of which is the responsibility of the instructor. GCC allows grades of A, B, C, D, and F for courses numbered 100-200. GCC does not give plus or minus grades. For developmental courses (0-99) the appropriate grades are R, U, and S. For an explanation of those grades, please see the student handbook which can be found online. Distribution: Attendance/Participation: 8x20 + 40 = 200 VA Education Wizard: 50 Discovery Wheel & Learning Style Inventory: 75 Goal Setting: 25 Career Plan: 50 GCC Resources/Scavenger Hunt Activity: 50 Scale: A: 450- 400 B: 399 - 349 C: 348 - 300 D: 299 - 249 F: 249 or below Total: 450 points Please bring text book to every class! All assignments must be turned in on time! Enter Course Title Germanna Community College - Tentative Course Activities & Assignments Week Date 1 Oct 22 2 Oct 29 Topics • • Introduction & Chapter 1 Click here to enter text. • Discovery Wheel & Learning style Inventory • Read & Complete assignments in text book: Chapters 2&3 • Virginia Wizard. Read & Complete assignments in text book: Chapters 4&5 • Read & Complete assignments in text book: Chapters 6 &7 • Read & Complete assignments in text book: Chapters 8 Time Management & Goal Setting 3 Nov 5 • Education and Career Planning 4 Nov 12 • Reading & Note Taking 5 Nov 19 • Items due (insert date) Test Taking 6 Nov 26 • Thinking Clearly & Communicating Ideas -No Class 7 Dec 3 • Creating Positive Relationships 8 Dec 10 • Applying What You’ve Learned- What’s Next? Click here to enter text. • Read & Complete assignments in text book: Chapters 9 & 10 • Read & Complete assignments in text book: Chapter 11 • Click here to enter text. o Click here to enter text. Syllabus Subject to Change PED and courses which include off-campus participation (e.g., clinicals) as well as courses that include a laboratory component which results in potential risk to students (e.g., accident in the lab, field trip) must require a completed Assumption of Risk form prior to student participation in the course/ activity. Instructor must complete form with specific details relative to the course or activity. Words bracketed by parentheses indicate need for course specific information. Completed, signed forms are required for all off-campus activities. Originals are submitted to Campus Security and copies to Dean’s Office. Faculty should retain a copy as well. No student can participate in the course or course activity without submitting a signed form prior to participating.