Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: EDUC-1100 (Section: 01, CRN: 92121)
Learning Framework
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Instructor Information
Instructor Sheila Guillot
Email guillsr@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6381
Office Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 B
Office Hours By appointment. 
Additional Contact Information
Course Information
Description A study of the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation, factors that impact learning, and application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments to help them identify their strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned. (Cross-listed as PSYC 1100)
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

On Course Strategies for Success in College, Career and Life, 9th edition, by Skip Downing, Cengage Publishing, ISBN #978-0-357-02268-9
Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Students identify and discuss psychological concepts such as personality, memory, ethical considerations, and motivation as these concepts relate to success in college, career, and life adjustment.
2. Use technological tools and library resources to acquire information, solve problems, and communicate effectively.
3. Students in the college success course will be able to use financial literacy knowledge and skills to create a personal money management plan for college success.
4. Demonstrate computer literacy skills related to college-level research.
5. Examine and critically discuss aspects of diversity in college and society as they relate to personal growth and learning.
6. Practice a systematic method of inquiry and analysis to evaluate a position on an issue before forming an opinion or drawing a conclusion.
Core Objectives
Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and/or visual communication.
Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
Lecture Topics Outline Culture of Higher Education
Personal Responsibility
Leadership Styles
Money Management
Time Management
Lifelong Learning
Communication Styles
Emotional Intelligence
Major Assignments Schedule Week 1: Course introduction; syllabus
Week 2: Figuring GPA; quiz
Week 3: Responsibility worksheet; quiz
Week 4: Self-motivation worksheet; quiz
Week 5: Exam 1; leadership styles research; quiz
Week 6: Managing money worksheet; quiz
Week 7: Time management worksheet; quiz
Week 8: Exam 2; teamwork assignment; quiz
Week 9:Self-management assignment; quiz
Week 10: Interdependence assignment; quiz
Week 11: Lifelong learning worksheet; quiz
Week 12: Exam 3; Communication styles assignment; quiz
Week 13: Emotional intelligence worksheet; quiz
Week 14: Assessment
Week 15: Review for final (comprehensive)
Week 16: Final Exam
Final Exam Date December 12, 2023 - 11:00 AM   Through  December 12, 2023 - 11:50 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests/Final 50%
Quizzes 20%
Assignments 20%
Assessment 10% 
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
  • I will not discuss your grade over the phone or by email.  If you want to discuss your grades, you must make an appointment to meet me in my office, in person or by virtual appointment through ConexEd.
  • LATE WORK is not acceptable and is allowed ONLY with instructor approval.
  • There are no make-up exams.  If you miss an exam, your lowest exam will count twice.  If you miss more than one exam, the second missing exam will receive a zero.
  • The final is mandatory.  If you do not take the final exam, you will receive a zero for the final exam.
  • Students must have a copy of the textbook by the end of the second week of the semester.
  • No emailed work is acceptable; all work must be submitted in Blackboard.
  • Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on any assignment (first offense); a second offense will result in failure of the class.

Attendance Policy Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance.  In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development.

Roll is taken at the beginning of each class--I do not do tardies.  When roll is called, you are either present or absent.

Additional Information
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Steven Zani
Phone:(409) 984-6431