Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: EDUC-1300- Section: 01
Learning Framework
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Michelle Judice
Phone(409) 984-6352
Location:Student Success Center - Room: 129
Hours:M-W-F: 12-4 PM; T-R: 9-11 and 3:30-4:30 PM and at your convenience by appointment
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description Study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition and motivation; 2) factors that impact learning; and 3) application of learning strategies. Students use assessment instruments (learning inventories) to identify their strengths and weaknesses as learners. Develops skills and techniques necessary for success in college including memory development, note-taking, test preparation, study skills and time management. Assists the student in making adequate social and personal adjustments to college life, developing educational and career goals, and becoming familiar with institutional curricula and policies. Includes techniques for time management, note taking, and preparing for exams. Stresses the importance of creativity, health, relationships and the effective use of resources in achieving college success. All students who have passed fewer than 60 semester hours and finished the immediate two long semesters on scholastic probation are required to enroll in and pass the course. Recommended for all students desiring to improve their opportunities for success in college. A passing grade must be earned to meet the institutional requirement. May count for elective credit in selected degree and certificate programs. Students who fail a developmental course must take either EDUC 1300 or PSYC 1300.
Prerequisites Students not passing a developmental education course are required to take this course.
Students who are on academic probation/suspension waiver are required to take this course.
Learning Outcomes Construct a personal learning system informed by the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation.

2. Identify factors that impact learning and apply techniques and strategies to achieve personal, financial, academic, and career success.

3. Use technological tools and library resources to acquire information, solve problems and communicate effectively.

4. Develop an educational and career plan based on individual assessments and exploration of options.
Core Objectives Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and 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.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading Skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
Textbooks Keys to Effective Learning, 7th edition. Carol Carter and Sarah Kravits, Pearson. Other materials needed for class include a three ring notebook, notebook paper, and pens.
Lecture Topics
I. Chapter 1: Getting Started: Habits for Success in College, Career, and Life
II. Chapter 2: Learning Preferences: Building and Using Self-Knowledge
III. Chapter 3: Time and Money: Managing Important Resources
IV. Chapter 4: Setting and Reaching Goals: Using Values, Stress Management, and Teamwork
V. Chapter 5: Critical and Creative Thinking: Solving Problems and Making Decisions
VI. Chapter 6: Active Reading: Learning from Print and Online Materials
VII. Chapter 7: Reading and Information Literacy: Targeted and Critical Strategies
VIII. Chapter 8: Listening and Note Taking: Taking in and Recording Information
IX: Chapter 9: Memory and Studying: Retaining What You Learn
X: Chapter 10: Test Taking I: Preparation and Objective Tests
XI: Chapter 11: Taking Tests II: Essay Tests and Graded Projects
XII: Chapter 12: Moving Toward Success: Putting Habits into Action

Topic order will vary based on the needs/interest of the class.
Major Assignments
Schedule determined after first class meeting.
Calendar will be added/attached.
Final Exam Date May 10, 2019 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 10, 2019 - 10:00 AM
Grading Scale 90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests: 200 Points or 20%
Projects: 300 Points or 30%
Homework: 400 points or 40%
Participation/Attendance: 100 points or 10%

Students may also earn extra credit for campus events, maximum three points.
Disturbance in class is a one point deduction from the final grade, per incidence, and includes but is not limited to: cell phones ringing, text messages, talking without permission and other disrespectful behavior.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Plagiarism is unacceptable. I want to read what you have written. The first plagiarized piece of work will be given a 0, and there will NOT be a make-up assignment. The second plagiarized piece will result in an F in the class.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. More than 4 unexcused absences will result in a grade of "F", regardless of the student's performance in class to that time. Excused absences include hospitalization of you or an immediate family member, participation in a college event, or a religious holy day. Prior notification to me for pending absences due to college events or religious holy days is required. Documentation of hospitalization is required. LATE WORK IS UNACCEPTABLE.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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.
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Other I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person. I want you to succeed in this class. I will do my part to the very best of my ability, with all of the determination and perseverance I have. You, however, MUST do your part, which means being in class and doing the work. Your determination and perseverance is what makes the difference and causes you to succeed. My grandmother used to tell me, "The Lord helps those who help themselves." I have found this to be quite true. Welcome and I plan on having fun and learning a lot in this class and from you. I am glad you are in this class with me.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.