Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: EDUC-1100- Section: 01
Learning Framework
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Instructor Information
Instructor Roszella Offord
Phone(409) 984-6443
Location:Madison Monroe - Room: 113
Hours:M 10:30am-11:00am
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
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. The course 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. It includes techniques for time management, note taking, and preparing for exams. 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 own 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. This course is in the Core Curriculum and is required of all students pursuing an academic transfer curriculum. This course is also required of all students pursuing a technical degree if they are enrolled in developmental courses and have not completed 15 hours of college-level work. It is highly recommended that students take this course in their first semester of college. (Cross-listed as PSYC 1100)
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes
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.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
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 Step by Step to College and Career Success, 7th Edition. Gardner & Barefoot, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2017. ISBN 978-1-319-02917-3

3-ring binder
Lecture Topics
Class one: Introduction/Syllabus Chapter 1: Starting out on the right foot
Class two: Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence
Class three: Managing your time
Class four: Understanding how you learn
Class five: Getting the most out of class/Study Skills
Class six: Reading for success/Taking Exams
Class seven: Project
Class eight: Critical Thinking
Class nine: Communication and Relationship Building
Class ten: Connecting with Others in a Diverse World
Class eleven: Career Development
Class twelve: Project-Groups
Class thirteen: Project-Groups
Class fourteen: Success is on its way: Last class Day
Class fifteen: Binder Due
Major Assignments

Class one: Introduction/Syllabus-Starting out on the right foot
Chapter one discussion
Examining available resources to help students succeed

Class two: Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence
Chapter two discussion

Class three: Managing your time
Chapter three discussion
Time Management Stimulation Activity

Class four: Understanding how you learn
Chapter four discussion

Class five: Getting the most out of class
Chapter five discussion

Class six: Reading for success/Taking Exams Exam Review
Chapter six discussion
Chapter seven discussion

Class seven: Project 1

Class eight: Critical Thinking
Chapter eight discussion

Class nine: Communication and Relationship Building
Teamwork assignment
Chapter nine discussion

Class ten: Connecting with Others in a Diverse World
Chapter ten discussion

Class eleven: Career Development
Chapter eleven discussion

Class twelve: Project 2-Discovery

Class thirteen: Career Development
Mock Interviews

Class fourteen: Success is on its way
Goal Setting

Class fifteen: Binder Due
Final Exam Date May 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM   Through  May 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Attendance/Course Participation-25%
Projects (2 total)-25%
Obstacle Essay--25%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 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.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success.
Students with more than three absences from the course will receive an academic penalty of 5 points off final grade for each additional missed class
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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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.