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What is Important to Include in Your Syllabus?                    I M P O R T A N T !

There are nine components of the syllabus. An outline is             Key information

presented below. Sample syllabi are also included at the end
of this chapter.

Instructor’s Information

Instructor’s Name and Teaching Assistant’s Name (if
applicable)
Office location
Office phone
Home phone (if comfortable disclosing this information.
Remember, this may be the only phone for the teaching
assistant)
Office hours
E-mail address
Fax number

Course Description




Purpose of the Course

The purpose of this course is to assist you in your successful
transition to UMCP and to begin your extended orientation to
campus living and learning. From this course, you will begin to
understand yourself and others as part of the UMCP
community.




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             Course Goals

             Course Objectives

             Grading Policy

Attendance

Will you have a point system?

Documented Disability Statement

If you have a documented disability and require special
accommodations, please see one of the instructors.

Statement of Academic Integrity

All students are expected to adhere to the Code of Academic
Integrity. All violations of the Code will be referred to the
Student Honor Council.




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Should you have a teaching assistant?
You need to decide what will work best for you. Last year,
one-third of the EDCP 108-O sections and nearly all of the
UNIV 101 sections had an undergraduate teaching assistant.
Here are some of the comments from evaluations that
instructors completed.


       I did have a teaching assistant. I felt that it was a valuable
       experience for both her and the class. She gained leadership
       experience and the students had a fellow UMCP student who could
       answer common student concerns and draw from personal
       experience.

       Absolutely, yes! The TA gives student perspective and really helps
       new students understand some of the issues facing students; gives
       the TA a good sense of self and meaningful educational
       experience.

       Absolutely! My assistant was wonderful.

       If instructor provides clear goals and gives TA leeway to achieve
       them…it’s a great experience.

       I did not have one, but I plan to have one in the fall.

       Not this year, but last year. He was helpful because he was a
       junior and gave valuable input in the discussions. The students, I
       think, like hearing a junior or senior’s point of view.


Who should be my teaching assistant?
The EDCP 108-O/UNIV 101 teaching assistants have

   at least junior class standing,

   a minimum grade point average of 3.0,

   excellent communication skills, and

   a strong interest in helping first-year students succeed, and




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   nominated by a faculty member or an administrator at the
    University.


What is the time commitment for the teaching
assistant?
Teaching assistants receive academic credit, and therefore,
should plan to spend 8-10 hours per week committed to the
UTA position. A portion of this time will be spent in an
undergraduate teaching assistant seminar.

What type of training will my teaching
assistant receive?
Every teaching assistant must attend a special teaching
assistant training over the summer, before classes start. This
mandatory training was implemented for the following reasons:

 Develop a sense of community among the teaching
assistants.
 Provide a solid foundation for the teaching experience.
 Learn how to communicate with their instructor.

Will the teaching assistant receive academic
credit?
Teaching assistants will receive four credits, which can be used as part of
their requirement for graduation. Teaching assistants enroll in EDUC
388 (a three credit course) and one-credit of EDCI 498. It is important
that students register ONLY for the Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm section.


What are EDUC 388 and EDCI 498?
EDUC 388 and EDCI 498 are Guided Experiences in College Teaching
and Field Experience. The emphasis of these courses is on the critical
analysis and evaluation of the undergraduate teaching assistant
experience.    Teaching assistants will explore effective teaching
techniques to foster group dynamics, classroom climates and culture


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considerations, reflection and self-assessment, critical thinking, and
evaluation and grading.




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                                  EDCP 108O Section 6101
                                 The Student in the University
                                          Fall 1996
                                   Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Instructors:          Mr. Samson Kebede                     Mr. Matthew Wawrzynski
                      skebede@deans.umd.edu                 mwawrzyn@deans.umd.edu
                      Academic Advisor                      Assistant to the Director
                      College of CMPS                       Orientation Office
                      3400 A.V. Williams Building           Stamp Student Union 221
                      (301) 405-2677                        (301) 314-8217
                      Friday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.               Monday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Purpose:       1.     To foster a sense of Commitment to academic and personal development.
               2.     To assist students in defining the role that Higher education will play in
                      their lives.
               3.     To assist students in focusing their attention and energy to attaining
                      academic and personal goals, while assuming Accountability for this
                      process.
               4.     To equip students with the tools to Manage the University system through
                      campus exploration and involvement.
               5.     To encourage students to approach challenges from a position of Power.
               6.     To train students to assess their Strengths and areas of growth.

Grading:       The final letter grade for this course will be earned on the basis of the following
               criteria:

               * Attendance (Mandatory) & Class Participation: 120 points (each 10 points)
               * Class Community Service Experience: 30 points
               * Homework: 15 points (each worth 5 points)
               * Journal: 60 points (each worth 10 points)
               * Quiz: 25 points
               The following point scale will be used in determining grades:
               A= 250-230, B= 229-209, C= 208-188, D= 187-167, F= <166

Attendance: This is an interactive discussion course. Therefore, it is imperative that you come
to class prepared. Read all assignments before class.

If you have a documented disability and require special accommodations, please see one of
the instructors.

All students are expected to adhere to the Code of Academic Integrity. All violations of the
Code will be referred to the Student Honor Council.




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                                       EDCP 108O/Fall 1996
                                       Guidelines for Journals

1.      Purpose
You have just a launched a great beginning. Many thoughts and feelings are whirling inside you.
You may have some concerns about your ability to survive, to get along, to fit in, to be accepted, and
more. If you are a resident, you are concerned about getting along with your roommate. If you are a
commuter, you need the support (and patience) of your family because of the new demands college
places on your life. Your journal can serve as an effective means of communicating with us as you
explore new ideas or issues of concern. Please feel free to include any questions or concerns that you
may have, but remember to use the questions provided as starting points for your reflection.

2.      Content
Your journal may include as many entries as you like. However, your journal must include at least
one entry on each of the following topics by the time indicated. A set of questions may accompany
many of the topics below. These are to help you formulate your thoughts. Please title each entry as
Journal #1, Journal #2, etc. Journals must be sent by the date indicated.

Due for:                       Topic

September 17                   What is your biggest fear about UMCP? Why? How do you see
                               yourself overcoming this (these) obstacle(s)? How can we help you?
September 24                   My experience so far at UMCP has been... This is what I wish I had
                               done differently, and this is what I am going to do differently...
October 1                      After working with Project CARE, what did you learn about yourself?
                               What did you learn about the people you interacted with? Why or why
                               not was this experience important?
October 8                      I learned this about others and myself. How do multicultural initiatives
                               at UMCP impact you?
October 15                     Are there parallels that can be drawn from the times during the Holocaust
                               to the present? What impact might these parallels have on you?
November 19                    Reflecting on this semester, my greatest adjustment has been . . .

3.      Procedures
Journals should be sent to both instructors three times during the semester, as indicated on the course
syllabus. Journals are to be sent to us using your WAM account. Please refer to the first page of the
course syllabus for our e-mail addresses. Should you have any questions regarding the use of e-mail,
please ask one of the instructors or call the computer help desk at 405-1500.

4.     Evaluation
Journals not sent by midnight of the given date will be considered late. Late journals will be
accepted so that feedback may be given, but will not be counted. The journal will be evaluated
on the quality and depth of your exploration. Anything you write in your journal will be kept
confidential.




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                                  EDCP 108O/FALL 1996
                                      SYLLABUS

September 3          Introductions and Expectations
                     Most Important Factors Related to Student Success at UMCP
                     Homework:
                     1)     Fill in calendars
                     2)     Icebreaker preparation (bring something that is important to
                            you or that represents who you are as a person.)
                     3)     Send an e-mail message to the instructors

September 10         Time Management/Study Skills
                     Class Preparation: Calendars

September 17         Community Service Preparation
                     Campus Resources
                     Scavenger Hunt
                     Journal Due

September 20         Community Service Experience: Rossborough Inn

September 24         Review Scavenger Hunt
                     Academic Integrity
                     Homework: Bring items from scavenger hunt with you
                     Journal Due
                     Class Preparation: Read University of Maryland Code of Academic
                     Integrity (booklet)

October 1            Understanding and Appreciating Differences
                     Journal Due

October 8            Field Trip to the Holocaust Museum
                     Journal Due

October 15           Career Development: Planning Your Future Today
                     Meet at Hornbake
                     Homework: Policies and Procedures Quiz (Due November 5)
               Journal Due

October 22           Alcohol Education

October 29           Midterm Meetings - NO CLASS THIS WEEK
                     Homework: Bring filled out weekly calendars with you to meeting

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November 5    Advising/Venus
              Meet in CSC1120
              Policies and Procedures Quiz Due

November 12   Wellness/AIDS/STDs

November 19   Jeopardy/Wrap-Up and Course Evaluation
              Journal Due




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                            THE STUDENT IN THE UNIVERSITY

                                          EDCP 108-O
                                    Section 2401 - Fall 1996
                                   Zoology/Psychology Bldg. - Room 1232


Jennifer Kardian
Work phone: 314-8214
Home phone: xxx-xxxx
jkardian@umdacc.umd.edu
Office hours: Mondays, 10am-12pm or Thursdays, 10am-12pm
(Drop by any time!)
Orientation Office, 0221 Stamp Student Union


                                            COURSE GOALS

      To assist you in your transition to the UMCP community.
      To introduce you to the academic environment at UMCP.
      To help you explore the world of Higher Education and clarify why you are in college
       and establish realistic goals for your collegiate experience.
      To assist you in identifying with UMCP while learning about who you are and how you
       fit in the University environment.
      To help you learn the vast number of resources available to you at the University of
       Maryland.
      To assist you in your skill development.
      To assist you in your understanding of developmental patterns that you will face in your
       undergraduate career.
      To develop an appreciation for the cultural diversity at the University.


                                        CLASS EXPECTATIONS

This class meets once a week for two hours for twelve weeks. You can expect that I will (1)
attend every class scheduled, (2) arrive on time, and (3) participate fully in discussions and
interactions. In turn, I will expect the same things from you, in addition to you completing all of
your assignments on time. Please note, however, that your participation and attendance will
count for more than half of your grade. This will be an interactive class with little lecture. Please
call me in advance if you will not be able to attend a class session. I also expect that you will call
me after the class you miss to talk about what went on in your absence.
My philosophy in teaching this course is to have fun while addressing all of the goals listed
above. I am hoping that this class will be unlike any other that you will take while you are

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here. I hope that you will come to class with an open mind and the courage to speak freely. I also
expect that you will treat everyone with respect.


                                            COURSE GRADING
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          Participation (12 classes x 10 pts. Each)                120 points
          Journals (Six electronic “entries” x 10 pts. each)       60 points
          Faculty Interview (Two - three page paper)               20 points
          Goal Setting/Academic Plan                               20 points
                                                                    200 POINTS TOTAL

180 - 200 = A
160 - 179 = B
140 - 159 = C
120 - 139 = D
Below 120 = F


CLASS SYLLABUS


    WEEK               DATE                     GOALS                    ASSIGNMENT

    Week 1             Sept. 5                  Transition
                                                Welcome &
                                                Introductions/Ice
                                                breakers

    Week 2             Sept. 12                 Transition &             Scavenger Hunt
                                                Resources                Journal Entry #1 Due

    Week 3             Sept. 19                 Who You Are              Bring your Lifeline to
                                                                         class

    Week 4             Sept. 26                 No class                 Attend the First Look
                                                                         Fair and All Niter
                                                                         Journal Entry #2 Due




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 Week 5           Oct. 3                  Who You Are &          Have fun with your
                                          Why You’re Here        family at Family
                                                                 Weekend (Oct. 4-6)
                                                                 Vote in the SGA elections
                                                                 on Oct. 7
                                          Academic
 Week 6           Oct. 10                 Environment & Skill    Journal Entry #3 Due
                                          Development

 Week 7           Oct. 17                                        Check out “Amadeus” at
                                                                 the University Theater
                                                                 Go to the Homecoming
                                                                 Game on Oct. 19

 Week 8           Oct. 25                 Developmental          Journal Entry #4 Due
                                          Patterns & Skill
                                          Development

 Week 9           Oct. 31                 Diversity              Vote in the national
                                                                 election
                                                                 Faculty Interview Due

 Week 10          Nov. 7                                         Journal Entry #5 Due

 Week 11          Nov. 14

 Week 12          Nov. 21                 Who You Are &          Journal Entry #6 Due
                                          How You Fit In

                                      CLASS MATERIALS

There are no books that you need to buy for this class. However, you should have available to
you a Schedule of Classes, an Undergraduate Student Catalog, and Life at UMCP: A Student’s
Guide and Daily Planner, which you received at Orientation. You should also come to class with
something to write with and something to write on/in.




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                                           ASSIGNMENTS

PARTICIPATION - As noted in the “Class Expectations” section, this course will be highly
interactive. You will only get out of it what you put into it. Your participation in class and in the
activities assigned out of class can only contribute to your own success.
     Scavenger Hunt - Sept. 12, work in teams to collect all the items/information on a
         scavenger list. The team who completes the most of the list wins a prize!
     Lifeline - Sept. 19, create a timeline of your life. Draw it, sculpt it, write it, chart it,
         whatever you want. Details will be discussed in class. Be prepared to share your lifeline
         in class.
     First Look Fair - Sept. 25 and 26 on McKeldin Mall, get a taste of what many campus
         organizations and programs have to offer.
     All Niter - Sept. 27 at Stamp Student Union, see a movie, go bowling, and have your
         palm read! Find out what services and adventures await you in the Union.
     Diamondback Discussions - each class session, at the beginning of each class, we’ll take
         a few minutes to discuss campus news. Make a habit of picking up a paper every day to
         keep on top of what’s going on. If you feel strongly about something, write a letter to the
         editor. If it is published, you’ll receive 5 extra credit points!

JOURNALS - Journals are reflective pieces of writing that will document your thoughts and
feelings. They are meant to provide you with forced time to think about what is going on inside
and outside of you. All journal entries should be submitted to me via e-mail, so make sure you
have your WAM account set up in time for the first due date. I will respond to your journal
entries via e-mail as well. This is one way that we can communicate with each other outside of
class. Your entries to me will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared with
anyone else. Each assigned entry is worth 10 points.

OTHER STUFF - I have listed several other activities that I think you will enjoy and which
may benefit you in the long run -- Family Weekend, “Amadeus”, Homecoming, etc. You are not
required to attend these events; I am merely suggesting that you look into them. Ask your
classmates if they’d like to go and make it a field trip! Make the most of what is available to you!

We will also have a few guest speakers come in to talk about various subjects. Use these people
as resources and make the most of the time we will spend with them. They are here to assist you.

Finally, we will have a “Dazed & Confused” box. I will pass the box around at the beginning of
each class. Feel free to drop in any question you need answered or topic you would like
discussed. We will use the last 10-15 minutes of class to address a question/topic randomly
selected from the box. REMEMBER: no question is a silly question! No doubt, someone else has
the same thing on their mind.




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                           UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

                                    EDCP 108O
                             The Student in the University
                        Fall 1998       Section 0802    Monday 2 – 4pm
                                    Room 0101 Reckord Armory

INSTRUCTOR:                 Dennis A. George

                            Department of Resident Life
                            0200 Calvert Hall
                            Phone: 301-314-7484            Fax: 301-405-0644

                            E-mail: dg94@umail.umd.edu

TEACHING ASSISTANT: Erin Glazer
                    erg@wam.umd.edu

OFFICE HOURS:               drop-in and by appointment

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

*    To discover why you are here at Maryland, what the University has to offer you, and how
     you can get as much as possible out of your college experience.

*    To help you build an initial support structure at the University.

*    To develop skill which will enable you to be a successful student.

*    To introduce you to the personal, academic, and social resources that Maryland has to
     offer.

*    To address your questions and concerns as you experience the first semester at
     Maryland.

*    To appreciate the diversity at Maryland, in this class, and in the world around us.

*    To develop and understand the value of your involvement in classes, campus life, and the
     community.

*    To enjoy the class and the people in it!




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COURSE EXPECTATIONS:

*       You are expected to attend all class sessions. If you know you are going to miss a class, you
        must call the instructors in advance. If you miss a class, you will lose 10 points for each
        unexcused absence.

*       This class is a discussion, not a lecture. Therefore, your participation is crucial to your success.
        You are expected to participate in class to the level at which you are comfortable. Participation
        is expected by all students in some form (in class, journals, etc.)

*       All assignments will be completed in a thorough and timely manner.

*       You are expected to treat one another with courtesy and respect at all times. Hopefully, the class
        environment will be one in which all students feel comfortable…a large portion of the
        responsibility for developing this environment rests with you.

*       Each week you should bring to class your student guide.

Required Texts:

        1998-1999 University of Maryland Undergraduate Catalog
                    Life at Maryland: A Student’s Guide and Daily Planner
        Fall 1998 Schedule of Classes
        Spring 1999 Schedule of Classes (when available)

GRADING POLICIES:

       This course will meet for 13 weeks. It is worth 1 credit and you will earn a letter grade for your
work. Grading will be based on:
                        Journal                  -       50 points
                        Campus Activities                -       20 points
                        Faculty Project/Paper            -       50 points
                        Faculty Project/Presentation -           20 points
                        Attendance/Participation         -       60 points
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                                                                 200 points
                                180 – 200:       A
                                160 – 180:       B
                                140 – 160:       C
                                120 – 140:       D
                                below 120:       failing

Be sure to turn in assignments on time! For each day an assignment is late, you will lose ½ of your
total points earned.

If you have a documented disability and require special accommodations, please see your instructor.

All students are expected to adhere to the Code of Academic Integrity. All violations of the Code will
be referred to the Student Honor Council.


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ASSIGNMENTS:

All written assignments should be typed and double-spaced. Your name, the course number, instructors’
names, and due date should be typed in the upper left-hand corner of the first page.

Assignments will be grade on content, coherent writing, grammar, spelling, and format.

I       Monday’s Mania:

        Each week, we will spend a few minutes discussing any troubles, questions, or concerns that you
may have had since our last meeting. Then, as a group, we will assist each other in solving the problems
you are experiencing while navigating through the University.

II      Journal:

You have just begun a great journey. Many thoughts and feelings are whirling around inside of you. You
have concerns for your ability to survive, to get along, to fit in, to be accepted, and more. If you are a
resident, you are concerned about getting along with your roommate. If you are a commuter, you need
the support and patience of your family because of the new demands college places on your life.

Each week, you will write about your thoughts, feelings and experiences during your first semester at
Maryland. Begin today. In years to come, you may look back at this moment as a turning point in your
life.

Journals are an effective means of communicating with us. Simply let us know what is happening with
you: what is going well…what not so well…what you are thinking about…what you have questions on
etc…

All journals will be submitted via e-mail and should be at least 3-4 paragraphs in length. You should
submit your journal entries to instructors’ e-mail accounts (dg94@umail.umd.edu and
erg@wam.umd.edu) no later than the Friday morning before our scheduled class. Each week, we will
read your journal and respond accordingly.

For some of your journal entries, we will ask you to discuss your thoughts on certain topics related to the
first year experience (as noted on the syllabus, in class, or via e-mail).




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III        Faculty Project:

Students often find it difficult to get to know faculty members. Large class sizes and other factors
preclude sound interaction. Select a faculty member from one of your classes and make an appointment
to meet with him or her during office hours, write a 2-3 page paper summarizing and reflecting on the
experience, and briefly present your conclusions to the class. The person you choose must be a professor
(not a graduate student/TA), and the following requirements must be met:

      1.      Set up an appointment (at least 20 minutes) to meet with the professor. Do this when you
              see him/her in class or by calling his/her office. Make sure you do this well ahead of time
              so that you don’t get caught at the end of the semester without an interview time.


      2.      Inform the professor about the nature of the interview/assignment.

      3.      Dress appropriately for a professional interview.

      4.      Develop a list of questions to ask the professor.

Issues that should be covered include the professor’s:

              a.)   personal background
              b.)   educational and professional background
              c.)   typical day at the University
              d.)   outside responsibilities
              e.)   goals for the future

      5.      Write a paper of 2-3 pages in length, which summarizes your interview and discusses your
              interpretations and thoughts.

      6.      Prepare a brief (5 minute) class presentation.

The faculty project is worth 70 points toward your final grade. A maximum of 50 points may be earned
through the written component of the assignment and 20 points through the presentation.




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IV       Campus Activities:

Our campus provides a vast number of activities for students’ enjoyment. These activities fall into four
basic areas:

     1   Recreational/Entertainment                        3    Leadership

            -   Basketball game                                     -   Greek Organization
            -   Homecoming Event                                    -   Leadership/Governance
            -   Family Weekend Activity                                 Organization
            -   Greek Activity                                      -   Honors Advisory Council
            -   Residence Hall Activity                             -   Religious Organization
            -   Nyumburu Activity                                   -   Special Interest Club/Organization
            -   Recreation Center                                   -   Performing Group tryout
            -   Movie at the Hoff                                   -   Athletic Team tryout
            -   University Union Activity                           -   Community Civic Organization
            -   Stamp Student Union All Nighter                     -   University Governance Meeting
            -   Football game                                           (Board of Regents, Faculty Senate)
                                                                    -   SGA Meeting
     2   Educational/Personal                                       -   Hall Council Meeting

            -   Alcohol Awareness Program                  4    Citizenship
            -   Art Exhibit
            -   Health Center                                       -   Writing for the Diamondback
            -   Recital                                             -   Give to blood drive
            -   Theater play                                        -   Register to vote
            -   WAM lab class                                       -   Commuter Service
            -   ResidenceHallFaculty Program                        -   Tutor
            -   Career Center
            -   Counseling Center



These are just a few of the opportunities that are available to you. Pick one activity from three out of the
four categories to attend. Keep track of the events you attend using an activity log (noting the date, time,
and nature of the event). Write down brief summaries of each event on a piece of paper. If brochures are
available at the event, attach them to your summary. You must turn in you activity log prior to 11/20/98.
If there is an event that is not listed above you would like to get credit for, please get prior approval from
instructors.




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                                        SYLLABUS

August 31         Introduction
                         Why am I in college?
                         What is this place like?

September 7       Labor Day – NO CLASS

September 14      Academic Success
                        Study Skills, Time Management, Note Taking, & Test Taking
                        Due: Journal Entry
                                (E-mail to Dennis and Erin by Friday, Sept. 18)

September 21      Co-Curricular Success
                        Scavenger Hunt
                        Due: Journal Entry
                        Attend First Look Fair

FIRST LOOK FAIR   September 23 – 24 McKeldin Mall        ***campus event

September 28      Interpersonal Success
                          Myers-Briggs (guest speaker)

                          Due: Journal Entry

FAMILY WEEKEND October 2, 3, 4                           ***campus event

October 5         Social Success
                          Clubs, Organizations, and Activities
                          Due: Journal Entry
                          Attend Alcohol Awareness Week Activity

October 12        Healthy Success
                         Alcohol Education
                         Due: Journal Entry

October 19        Academic Advising Success
                        Letters and Sciences
                        Schedule appointment with faculty member
                        Due: Journal Entry




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October 26         Writing and Researching Success
                          Academic Integrity
                          Due: Journal Entry
                           (guest speaker)


NOVEMBER:                  AIDS AWARENESS MONTH

November 2         Career Success
                          UM Career Center Services
                          Due: Journal Entry
                           (guest speaker)


November 9         Diversity Success
                           Due: Journal Entry
                           (guest speaker)

                           Attend AIDS Awareness Activity
                   *last day to drop a course with a “W”

November 16        Faculty and Student Success- PRESENTATION DAY #1
                          Due: Faculty Interview and Paper Due

November 23        Faculty and Student Success- PRESENTATION DAY #2
                          Due: All Campus Event Summaries
                          Due: Journal Entry

November 30        FINALLY – SUCCESS!
                        Last Class
                        Closure

December 11        Last day of classes for Fall 1998 semester

December 14 – 19   FINAL EXAM PERIOD




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SYLLABUS – EDCP108O – FALL 1999 – SECTION 0702 – ROOM 0121, FRANCIS SCOTT KEY

Olive D. Reid, Instructor, Room 1117, Journalism Bldg., 301-405-2433, oreid@deans.umd.edu
Erin Madison, Teaching Assistant, 301-xxx-xxxx, emadison@wam.umd.edu
                                                                       Assignment Due

09/01          Introductions – Scavenger Hunt                       None

09/08          Time Management & Study Skills (Meet in room T,      Bring Planner with Block Style
               Nonprint Media – Hornbake Library)                   Real vs. Reality Grid Planner

09/15          Time Management & Study Skills (continued)           TM Calendar & worksheet
               (Meet in room R, Nonprint Media – Hornbake Lib.)     Journal #1 – Adjustment Issues

09/22          Negotiating the University and Campus                Attend First Look Fair
               Involvement, Presentation by the Honor Council       Scavenger Hunt Results

09/29          Campus Jeopardy Game                                 Policy Quiz

10/06          Wellness/Academic Integrity

10/13          Career Week – Attend Career Day Activities           Attend Career Sessions and
                                                                    prepare a typed repot (1-2 pgs.)

10/20          Wellness                                             Myers-Briggs Indicators
               (Meet in room R, Nonprint Media – Hornbake Lib.)     Career Day Report

10/27          Myers-Briggs                                         Journal #2 – Wellness
                                                                    and Campus Life So Far…

11/03                                                               Journal #3- Reactions to the
                                                                    Myers-Briggs

11/10          Degree Requirements – Preparing to Register          Core/Requirements Worksheet

11/17          Fellow students will discuss their internships       Faculty Interview

12/01          Class Presentations and Party                        Journal #4 – Semester in
                                                                    Review
                                                                    Presentation and Write-up




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                                 COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Journal: Four journal entries are due as listed on the syllabus. These entries should focus on
positive and negative events that occur during your first semester. You should include any
thoughts, feelings, problems or comments about your experiences at the university, including this
class, along with assigned topics. These may include problems or comments you would like to
make. These entries will not be graded for content, but your willingness to spend time writing
down what you are thinking or feeling. These entries will also be kept completely confidential.
(40 points)

Scavenger Hunt: Resource and information gathering at various offices. A list of offices and
resources will be provided. (15 points)

Career Day Report: A typed report about the sessions and activities that you will have engaged
in at the college’s Career Day on Wednesday, October 13. Report and attendance (25 points)

Faculty Interview: You will need to identify a faculty member of your choice, and schedule an
interview. The purpose of this interview is for you to become better acquainted with a specific
faculty member and to learn more about the requirements needed to become successful in a
specific academic discipline. You may want to interview one of your current faculty or a
journalism faculty member. (25 points)

Presentation: An oral presentation of career possibilities for Journalism majors. You will
choose a specific sequence on which to focus. (30 points)

Worksheets: Various worksheets will be given as homework assignments. These include the
Time Management worksheets and Planner, Myers-Briggs Indicator, and the Policy Quiz (25
points)

Class Participation and Attendance: Because much of the learning takes place within the class,
points will be deducted for missed classes. In addition, you are expected to read assignments
before the actual class at which they are to be discussed. Unexcused absences will be subtracted
from the total points. (30 points)

Pop Quizzes: One or two quizzes. These will be on academic policies. (10 points)

Extra Credit: Extra credit may be earned by attending a Peer Training Computer Class or a Date
Rape Seminar, or by interviewing a faculty member. In each case, a typed paper must be included
to receive extra credit. (10 points)


NOTE: In all writing assignments you are to refrain from the use of sexist, racist, or
otherwise offensive language. Points will be deducted if this occurs. An example of sexist
language is the use of the male or female pronouns (he or she) when talking in generalities
about a situation that pertains to all people. In necessary, you may use both, “he or she.”




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 FINAL GRADE IS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING POINT
                 DISTRIBUTION

                   Grade           Percentage              Total Points
                   A=              100-90                  200-180
                   B=              89-80                   179-160
                   C=              79-70                   159-140
                   D=              69-60                   139-120
                   F               59 and Below            Below 120



                      COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES



Objectives

    1. You will become knowledgeable about:

           a. issues affecting college students
           b. support services and activities available to students on campus
           c. and comfortable with, using campus resources
           d. major and career possibilities
           e. how to accomplish your academic and personal goals while negotiating the
              campus bureaucracy
           f. maintaining health and emotional well-being
           g. issues affecting University life and times



Goals

    1. To understand the purpose of and value:

           a. Higher Education
           b. An understanding of individual differences and lifestyle choice
           c. Campus resources




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                   EDCP 108O – The Student in the University
             Section 0816 – Wednesday 10-12 – Armory Rm. 0110
                                 Fall 1999



Rachelle Williams – Instructor                 Megan Stalgaitis – TA
Division of Letters & Sciences                 XXX-XX Old Leonardtown
1117 Hornbake Library                          301-xxx-xxxx
301-314-8418 (Main)
301-314-8422 (Direct)
Office Hours: By appointment



Course Description

EDCP 108O is a one-credit 12-week course designed to provide you with the
tools and resources necessary to empower you and help you succeed as a
college student. This is not a lecture course but a seminar in which everyone
takes an active part.

Course Goals

      To help ease the transition between high school and college
      To aid you in finding a connection between yourself and the University
       environment
      To introduce you to the numerous resources available on campus
      To help you develop the academic and social skills necessary to make
       informed and responsible choices that will affect your college experience

Attendance

You are expected to attend every class. Please note that 50% of your grade will
be based on class attendance and participation. If an absence is unavoidable it
is advisable that you contact me beforehand, otherwise, please be sure to
follow-up with me as soon as possible.

Assignment Policy

All assignments are to be completed by the designated due date and time. Any
announcements made in class regarding changes to assignments due are
binding whether or not you are in class. You are expected to be familiar with and
adhere to the Code of Academic Integrity. Violations of the Code will be referred
to the Student Honor Council.


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Grading Policy
Attendance/Participation                            100 points
Journal Entries                                     25 points
Academic Skills Assessment                          20 points
Career Development Project                          25 points
Campus Resource Assignment                          15 points
Final Project                                       15 points

Total                                               200 points

       **A = 200-180 ** B = 179-160 ** C = 159-140 ** D = 139-120 ** F = 119-below**

Course Materials

There is no required text for this course. It is, however, strongly recommended
that you have the following:

       A calendar/day planner
       A 9-1/2 in X 6 in 1 subject notebook in which to do journal writing
       Folder or 3 ring binder in which to keep handouts which may be distributed
        in class
       Schedule of Classes
       Undergraduate Course Catalog

Creating Community

This class will be unlike any other classes that you will take her at Maryland. We
hope to create an atmosphere of openness and an environment where you can
feel comfortable sharing. Know that you can talk to us about anything. If you
have questions or comments that you feel uncomfortable addressing in class,
email us and we will address that issue in class anonymously. Everyone is to
respect and honor one another and if there is a difference of opinion it should be
expressed in a manner, which is constructive.

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Description of Assignments

Journals: You will be assigned 5 journals during the course of the semester.
The journal will be used as a forum for expressing your thoughts, reactions, or
feelings about topics covered in class or events occurring in your life as you
adjust to being at UMCP. There is no minimum or maximum length for the
journal entry but you must thoughtfully address the topic that has been posed.
You may also use the journal to respond to issues that come up for you outside
of the parameters of the topic or questions posed. Comments will be made on all
journal entries and all journal entries will remain confidential and private.


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Journals are to be submitted at the beginning of class. You may type your
journal entries for submission; however, I do not want them emailed to me. It is
my preference that journals be handwritten and kept in a notebook. Using a
notebook and handwriting the journals allows you to write anywhere at anytime
and allows you to keep all your entries in one place.

Academic Skills Assessment: You will be assigned a series of activities and
will be expected to attend a number of events which will help foster a better
understanding of time management, note taking, test taking, and library/computer
skills at the college level.

Faculty Interview/Career Development Project: You will visit the Career
Center and use the resources available to research a particular occupation of
interest. Additionally, you will interview a faculty member from any department
on campus to learn more about majors associated with the department.

Campus Resource Project: You will be divided into teams and given a
scenario to read about issues affecting a Maryland student. As a team you will
investigate which campus resources will address that student’s
issues/concerns/problems, etc.


Final Project
TBA




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                 EDCP 1080 Class Schedule
Date          Class Topic         Assignment Due for Next
                                          Class
9/1       Class Introductions/Getting        Using the syllabi from all of
           to know you                         your classes, note on a
          Class and L&S                       monthly calendar all
           expectations/creating               exams, quizzes,
           community                           presentations, papers, etc.
          Review of syllabus                Bring all syllabi to class
          Myers-Briggs                        next week for time
                                               management discussion
                                               and review of calendar
                                               assignment.
                                             Using email: Email Megan
                                               and me letting us know
                                               how your first week at
                                               UMCP is going. Include a
                                               phone number where you
                                               can be reached. And
                                               include any other
                                               questions, issues, or
                                               concerns you may have.
                                         **Email must be received by
                                         10:00pm Tuesday, September 6,
                                         1999.
9/7       College 101 – Getting             Journal #1: Write about
           started                             your first couple of weeks
          Review of Myers-Briggs              as a college student. Talk
          Time Management                     about how what you
          Strong Inventory                    expected from college
                                               compares to how you see
                                               things so far. Also talk
                                               about your roommate,
                                               being away from home,
                                               classes, hopes, fears, etc.
                                                                 st
                                             Schedule your 1
                                               appointment to see me
9/15      Campus resources –
           Scavenger hunt
          Goal Setting I
Date           Class Topic                 Assignment Due for Next
                                                   Class
9/22      First Look Fair                         Journal #2 – Glimpse of
          Goal Setting II                          the Future: Date your
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                                                  journal December 22,
                                                  1999 (last day of final
                                                  exams) and write as if it is
                                                  that day. What will your
                                                  life be like on that date in
                                                  the future? What has the
                                                  semester been like for
                                                  you? What have you
                                                  accomplished? What
                                                  choices have you made?
                                                  How have you grown?
                                         **This journal should not be
                                         written in your journal notebook
                                         but on a separate piece of paper.
                                         It will be placed in a sealed
                                         envelope and returned to you at
                                         the end of the semester.
9/29       Alcohol 101 – Guest speaker       Attend Career Center
           Study Skills                          Grand Opening 4-7pm.
                                                  Begin gathering
                                                  information about the
                                                  Career Center for your
                                                  career project
10/6       Date/Acquaintance Rape –          Journal #3 – Looking
            Guest speaker/Meet in Non-            Ahead to Diversity: How
                         th
            Print Media 4 floor Hornbake          would you define
            Library – Room TBA                    diversity? List all of the
           Beginning student survey              ways that you could
                                                  define yourself, i.e. race,
                                                  religion, nationality, etc.
                                                  Discuss your feelings
                                                  about your race, religion,
                                                  etc. and about those who
                                                  are different than you.
                                                  From where and how did
                                                  your ideas about race
                                                  develop?
                                         **Please be honest and do not
                                         feel as if you cannot express
                                         your true feelings regarding this
                                         matter. You will not be judged
10/13      Let’s Talk About Sex –
            SHARE

10/20      Diversity – Meet in Non-Print         Schedule your 2nd
            Media 4th floor Hornbake               appointment to see me
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            Library – Room R (Film)
10/27      Diversity II                    Journal #4 – TBA

11/3       Wellness/Stress                 Career Development
            management – Preparing for       Project
            final exams
           Career Development –
            Strong Interpretations
11/10      Career Development con’t        Journal #5 - TBA
           Critical Thinking/Ethics
11/17      Final project                   Make an appointment with
                                             me if you should need to
                                             talk or should you need
                                             help with anything.
                                            Good luck on your finals
                                             and have a wonderful
                                             winter break!




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                       COURSE SYLLABUS
                                UNIV 101
                                Fall 1999

                        Viki Annand (Instructor)

                    Sandy Blane (Teaching Assistant)


Date         In Class Subject                       Homework Due

Sept. 1      Introductions
             Expectations
             *Pine, Email, List Serv, Testudo,
             Wam Labs (get connected)

*Sept. 8     Pine, Email, List Serv, Testudo,       Journal 1
             Wam Labs (continued)
             Policies, Rules and Resources
             Scavenger Hunt


Sept. 15     Last day to drop class without a “W”


Sept. 15     No Class                               Journal 2
             Dinner with Advisor
             Meet at 5:00 p.m.
             Rm. 2302 HLHP

*Sept. 22    Testudo, MARS on Web, seats,           Journal 3
             umstars
             Complete Keirsey Temperament
             Scale


Sept 23/24   Attend First Look Fair                 One Hour at First Look Fair
             See Syllabus for Assignment


Sept. 29     Review Rules, Regulations,             Resources from First Look
             Resources                              Fair
             Time Management                        Journal 4
             Study Skills

Oct. 6       Understanding Who I Am
             Dr. Gerry Strumpf
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Date       In Class Subject                        Homework Due

*Oct. 13   WEB, Search Engines,                    Journal 5
           HLHP Web Sites
           Career Fair 10-11 a.m.



Oct. 20    Career Panel Family Studies
           Rm. 1206 Marie Mount, 3-4:30 p.m.
           Careers at Army Installation, in P.G. County,
           In Work-Life


*Oct. 20   Registration, Venus, on-line advising
           Introduction to Victor
           Evaluation of WEB Resources


Oct. 27    Career Panel Kinesiology
           Careers in Occupational Therapy,
           Podiatry, Sports Management
           Rm. 0303 HLHP, 2-3:30 p.m.


Oct. 27    Using the Library                       Journal 6
           Meet in front of Hornbake
           (Be on time!)


Oct. 27    Career Panel in Health
           Careers in Health Promotion at
           Montgomery County Dept. of Health &
           Human Services, Adventist Health Care and
           National Naval Medical Wellness Center
           Rm. 0303 HLHP, 12-1:30 p.m.


Nov. 3     Who am I?
           Where do I want to go?
           What do I need to do to get there?


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Nov. 10           Last day to drop course with a “W”


*Nov. 10          HTML

Nov. 17           Introduction to Cultural Diversity Interview Paper Due
                  Video “A Class Divided Skin Deep”
                  Visit from LGBTA

*Nov. 24          WEB Page Development                 Journal 7

Dec. 1            Review Cultural Diversity            Web Page Due
                  SAFER                                Diversity Bingo Due

*Dec. 8           Class Evaluation                     Journal 8
                  Final Exam
                  Share Web Pages

*Meet in Computer Lab, Rm. 1304A HLHP Building.




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                                   ASSIGNMENTS

Journal Questions

Journal 1. If you live in the dorm and have a roommate: What does your roommate do
that bugs you? What do you do that bugs your roommate? How can you “work” to
resolve these differences? If you live in the dorm but do not have a roommate: What do
you like best about living in the dorm? What do you like least? What can you do to
change the negative aspects of community living? If you commute to school: Have you
made any new friends? How did you meet him/her/them? How might you meet other
peers/friends? As a commuter, why would it be important to have friends at the
University?

Journal 2. Which resource(s) that you visited might be of value to you in the future?
Why or why wouldn’t you be able to make use of this (these) resources? What strategies
can you use to maximize your time at UMCP?

Journal 3. What did you learn about your advisor that relates to the advising
relationship? What personal things did you learn about your advisor? What can you do
to make the advising relationship with this advisor the best it can be?

Journal 4. What student activity(ies) did you find that you might be willing to join?
Why might it be valuable to belong to a student organization? What one new academic
resource did you find? Why might this resource be of value to you? What
community/school programs did you find where you might be willing to do community
service? Why might it be valuable to do community service?

Journal 5. What did you learn about yourself in class on October 6? How do you feel
about what you learned? What did you learn about your class instructor? How can you
use what you learned to maximize your time in class? At the UMCP?

Journal 6. For each class that you are taking this semester identify: What grades you
have earned in tests, quizzes, papers, other assignments; what percentage of each course
the assignments are worth; and, therefore, what is your current grade in each course? In
which course(s) are you doing the best? What do you think you are doing best in this
(these) courses? In which course(s) are you doing the poorest? Why?

Journal 7. Under what circumstances when you are with an individual(s) who is (are)
different from you, do you feel uncomfortable (the difference may be age, sex, sexual
orientation, race, culture, religion, or personality)? Why? What do you think you might
do to feel more comfortable in this circumstance with this (these) individual(s)?

Journal 8. In class we looked at the risky behavior that college students engage in?
What are other risky behaviors in which college students might engage? Why do you
think people of college age engage in risk taking behaviors?


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                                     First Look Fair

Attend the First Look Fair for at least one hour on September 23 or 24 on the Mall. Look
around at what is available. Find at least one student organization which you might be in
willing to join; one academic resource which is new to you; and one
community/university agency/program where you might be willing to give community
service. For each, collect information being handed out to turn in next class, and identify
the person manning the table at the time of your visit on the material you collect.


                                      Bonus Points

You may earn ten (10) bonus points once (and only once) during the semester by
attending one of the following:

               FMST Career Panel --- October 20 (See Syllabus)

               HLTH Career Panel --- October 27 (See Syllabus)

               KNES Career Panel --- October 27 (See Syllabus)

               The Higgins Plan (for Academic Survival)




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                      The Student at the University
                                  And
                  Introduction to Computer Resources
                              UNIV 101 * Section 0107 * Fall 1999
                                   Francis Scott Key 0119
                                  Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm

http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Colleges/ARHU/DeansOffice/GStrauch/UNIV101/UNIVhome.html

Instructor:
              Dr. Gabriele L. Strauch     Maureen Gill        Phoenix Liu
Office:       1102 Francis Scott Key      12 Fraternity Row   1120 FSK
Office Phone: 405-2090                    405-0862            405-2351
E-mail: gs42@umail.umd.edu          maureeng@wam         PL67@umail
Office Hours: Tu 9-10am and by appointment

       Purpose of the Course
       Course Goals
       Syllabus
       Grading Policy
       Grading
       Documented Disability Statement
       Statement of Academic Integrity
       Guidelines for Journals

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                                Purpose of the Course
The purpose of this course is to assist you in your successful transition to the University
of Maryland and to begin your extended orientation to campus living and learning. From
this course, you will begin to understand yourself and others as part of the UM, CP
community.

                                         Course Goals
       To assist you in your transition to the UM community and to introduce you to the
        academic environment at UM.
       To help you learn the vast number of resources available to you at the University
        of Maryland (i.e., library, cultural activities, extracurricular, academic support
        services).

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         To assist you in your skill development (i.e., career decision making, academic
          skill development, communication skills, etc.)
         To develop an appreciation for the cultural diversity at UM.

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                                         UNIV 101
                                         Syllabus
Week            Date and Theme     Goals                                Assignments
                                   *Getting to know each other:         1. Sign up for 2 PT
                                   Quilt                                sessions
                                   *Goals and Objectives of             2. Visit the home page of
                September 1        UNIV101                              the College of Arts and
Week 1                             *Students’ interests and             Humanities and your
                Introduction       expectations                         major
                                   *UNIV101 home page                   3. Answer questionnaire
                                   *Info about Peer Training (PT)       about your choice of major
                                   *Meet with         Dean,     James
                September 8        Harris                               1.Keep track of your week
Week 2                                                                  2. “Five ways to save
                Navigating Arts    *Being a student in Arts and         time”
                and Humanities     Humanities                           3. Do online assignment
                                   *Meet with upperclass Majors         about the Counseling
                                   in your area                         Center
                                   *ARHU Social, 1111FSK, 3:30-5:00
                                   Last Day – Schedule
***             September 15       Adjustments for Fall 1999  ***
                September 15       *Time Management –         Send at least one
                                                              paragraph of your advice
Week 3          Developing and     Margaretha Lucas, Learning about time management to
                Managing Skills to Assistance                 the instructors by e-mail
                be a Successful
                Student            Services

                                   *Keirsey Temperament Web
                                   Site
                September 22       *Temperament and personality         Visit the home page of the
Week 4                             type interpretation and              Writing Center and do
                Learning Styles    discussion – Gerry Strumpf           online assignment
***             September 22-23    FIRST LOOK FAIR                      ***
                                   Workshop at The Writing              Visit the home page of the
Week 5          September 29       Center, 0125 Taliaferro Hall         UM Libraries’ home page
                Writing Skills
                                   Visit to McKeldin Library,           Submit at least one
                                   4125 McKeldin, for a session         paragraph to the bulletin
Week 6          October 6          on The Basic & Beyond: Steps         board about your library
                Research Skills    in Library Research                  experiences so far by
                                                                        Monday

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                                    *Netiquette/ Assessing and       Prepare Assignment: visit
                October 13          Citing Online Resources          an HTML Tutorial Site
Week 7          Computers and       *Code of Academic Integrity      Bring a formatted diskette,
                Research            *ARHU Social                     and a picture which you
                                                                     want to put on your home
                                                                     page
                                                                     Work on your home page,
                October 20                                           write an email to Phoenix
Week 8          Constructing a      Learning HTML                    with your URL, so that she
                Web Site                                             can link your page to the
                                                                     class page
Week 9          October 27          Diversity                        Do online assignment
                                                                     about Diversity at UM
                                                                     Journal #2 due: Written
Week 10         November 3          *Navigating Testudo              Summary and evaluation
                                    *Drugs and Alcohol               of the Shadowing
                                                                     assignment
***             November 10         LAST DAY TO DROP WITH            ***
                                    A “W”
                                                                     Find an article on
                                                                     managing money on the
Week 11         November 10         *Career Interest Testing         web and share what was
                Your Future         *Shadowing results               most informative from the
                                    *ARHU Social                     article/web site in WebCt
                                                                     by Monday
                                    *Personal Financial Planning –
Week 12         November 17         Warren Kelly                     Work on your web page
                                    *Dinner at Dr. Strauch’s
Week 13         December 1          *Career Interest Assessment      Journal #3 due Dec. 3
                Your Future         Evaluation
                                    *Assessment and evaluation of
Week 14         December 8          the semester                     Finalize your websites
                                    *Party
***             December 15         Exam Study Day                   ***
***             December 16-22      Final Exams                      ***
***             December 23         Commencement                     ***

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                                   Grading Policy
      1. Attendance and Participation: You are expected to attend every class. If you
         are unable to attend a meeting you must contact me before class. This is an
         interactive discussion course. It is essential that you prepare for class, complete
         all reading assignments before class, and participate in class discussions and
         exercises.

      2. Electronic Journals: Three times a semester you will be expected to submit a
         journal entry to all instructors via e-mail. See Guidelines for Journals.

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    3. Homework Assignments: You are expected to do all online, web site
       assignments, etc. before class.

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    4. Campus Agency Reports. Working on a different two-person team (to be
       assigned the first day of class), two students will research and report on one key
       student oriented campus agency. Each team will: 1) visit the agency and meet
       with at least one administrator to discuss its functions; 2) bring literature about the
       agency (if available) for distribution in class; 3) Submit your findings to the chat
       room; and 4) give a five minute report of findings in class.

         Approved list of campus agencies:
         Office of Campus Programs
         Career Development Center
         Experiential Learning Center and Job Referral Office
         Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Service Education (OMSE)
         Nymburu Cultural Center
         Josef & Rebecca Meyerhoff Center (Hillel)
         Art Gallery
         Student Media (radio/newspapers)
         Study Abroad Office
         Commuter Affairs
         Community Service

    5. Shadowing Project. This assignment will create an opportunity for dialog and
       relationship building between classified staff and students. You will be paired
       with a classified employee who will share their work day experiences with you.
       They will tell you about what they do and how their job is important to the day-to-
       day operations of the university. Submit your description of the Shadowing
       Program and what this assignment has taught you with your Electronic Journal by
       Nov. 5.

    6. Faculty Project – to be complete by October 20. Many students find it difficult
       to get to know a faculty member at UMCP. This is your opportunity to get to
       know one. Select a faculty member (a professor, associate professor, assistant
       professor, or instructor, not a graduate student T.A.) from one of your classes or
       of one of the classes you intend to enroll in and:

                1) Schedule an appointment (at least 30 minutes) to meet with the faculty
                   member.
                2) Let the faculty member know why you are meeting with her/him.
                3) Develop your questions before the meeting. Questions should center
                   around these topics:

                      Educational, professional, and personal background
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                      Typical weekly schedule (i.e., what do you do in a week?)
                      Personal and professional research interests and goals
                      Reasons for teaching at the college level
                      Advice on how to be a successful college student
                      Any questions you may have about the class itself

                4) Treat the appointment as a top priority. Dress professionally, be on time,
                   and be prepared with your questions and notepad. This faculty member
                   will remember you well past the meeing.
                5) Write a three-page, double-spaced paper summarizing and reflecting on
                   the interview and the experience. Attach fourth page of the questions that
                   you prepared before the interview.

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                                          Grading
The final letter grade for this course will be earned on the basis of the following criteria:

        Attendance (mandatory) & class participation: 140 points (10 points each)
        3 Electronic journal entries: 90 points (20 points each for #1 and #3; 50 for #2)
        Homework assignments: 140 points (10 points each)
        Campus agency report: 20 points
        Faculty project: 50 points
        Web page design: 60 points

The following point scale will be used in determining the final grade:
A=500-450, B=449-400, C=399-350, D=349-299, F=<299
                       Documented Disability Statement
If you have a documented disability and require special accommodations, please see me.
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                       Statement of Academic Integrity
All students are expected to adhere to the Code of Academic Integrity (see Manual). All
violations of the Code will be referred to the Student Honor Council.
                              Guidelines for Journals
    1. Purpose

    You have just launched a great beginning. Many thoughts and feelings are whirling
    inside you. You may have some concerns about your ability to survive, to get along,
    to fit in, to be accepted, and more. If you are a resident, you are concerned about
    getting along with your roommate. If you are a commuter, you need the support (and
    patience) of your family because of the new demands college places on your life.
    You journal can serve as an effective means of communicating as you explore new
    ideas or issues of concern. Please feel free to include any questions or concerns that


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        you may have, but remember to use the questions provided below as starting points
        for your reflection.

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        2. Content

        Your journal may include as many entries as you like. However, your journal must
        include at least one entry on each of the following topics below. These are to help
        you formulate your thoughts. Please title each entry as Journal #1, Journal #2, and
        Journal #3. Journals must be sent by the date indicated. Please send Journal entries
        to all three instructors.

    Due for:                                               Topic
        Sept. 12      What is your biggest fear about UMCP? Why? How do you see yourself
                      overcoming this (these) obstacle(s)? How can we help you?
        Nov. 5        I learned this from my experience with the Shadowing Program…
        Dec. 3        Reflecting on this semester, my greatest adjustment has been…

        3. Evaluation

        Journals sent after midnight of the given date will be considered late. Late journals
        will be accepted so that feedback may be given, but will not be counted. The journal
        will be evaluated on the quality and depth of your exploration. Anything you write in
        your journal will be kept confidential.

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                                     UNIV 101
       The Student in the University and Introduction to Computer Resources
                         Section 0802, Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00
                                      Fall 1999

Instructor:            Mr. John Bowman, Associate Director Division of Letters and
                       Sciences
                       (also serves as the academic advisor for course participants)

Office:                1117G Hornbake Library
Phone:                 301/314-8421 –direct line; 301/314-8418 to schedule appointments
Email:                 jbowman@deans.umd.edu
Office Hours:          by appointment

Teach Asst:            Ms. Lauren Cohen
Phone:                 301/xxx-xxxx
Email:                 cocopie@wam.umd.edu

Class Meetings:        1103 Jimenez and 3330 Computer Space Sciences Building
                       Several class sessions will be held in Hornbake Library, 4th floor

This course is a “first year experience” designed specifically to assist new students in
their transition to the collegiate experience. Course activities will provide students an
opportunity to assess their career interests and their learning styles. Additionally,
students will have hands on experience in the use of computer technology to learn
internet search skill, net etiquette, and some on-line resources, e.g. University e-mail
processes and registration programs.

During the course students will learn about, discuss, be introduced to, and receive
presentations on, many of the concerns and issues they may encounter as campus
citizens. It is expected that students will share their thoughts and be tolerant and
respectful of the thoughts and ideas of others; in essence, we hope to become a
community of learners.




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SEPTEMBER 2nd       Introductions: Get Acquainted Activities
1103 Jiminez        Setting classroom expectations
                    Graphic Presentation: How are you feeling now?

SEPTEMBER 9th       Study Skills Assessment: Creating a Master Academic
                    Calendar
                    Career Assessment: Strong Interest Inventory completed in
                    class
                    Review of Current registrations, schedule adjustment
                    procedures
                    Completion of Survey

SEPTEMBER 16th      Assignment Due: Master Calendar
3330 CSS Building   COMPUTER LAB: E-mail training, Computer
                    “Netiquette”
                    Class Discussion: writing the first Journal

SEPTEMBER 23rd      Assignments Due: JOURNAL #1
4201P HBK Library   Personality Assessment: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
                    GUEST PRESENTATION: SAFER – Peer Educators
                    presentation and video on Acquaintance/Date Rape

SEPTEMBER 30th      COMPUTER LAB: on line personality assessment
3330 CSS Building   Kiersey-Temperment Scale
                    Introduction to Internet and Library Searches

OCTOBER 7th         Assignment Due: Journal #2
3330 CSS Building   COMPUTER LAB: TESTUDO/Seats/VENUS
                    Career Center Virtual Tour/ Library Resources

OCTOBER 14th        GUEST PRESENTATION: TERP Choices: Alcohol 101
1103 Jiminez        MBTI Exercises
                    Academic Status Information Session: Mid-term Grade
                    Review and the University Retention System

OCTOBER 21st        COMPUTER LAB:
3330 CSS Building   Assignment Due: Campus Resource Project Team
                    Presentations

OCTOBER 28th        Diversity Discussion: FILM TO BE ANNOUNCED
4201T HBK Library

NOVEMBER 4th        ASSIGNMENT DUE: Journal #3
3330 CSS Building   COMPUTER LAB: Web Page – HTML Session I



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NOVEMBER 11th                 GUEST PRESENTATIONS:
1103 Jiminez                  Counseling Center staff interpret results of the Strong
                              Interest Inventory
                              REDUCING STRESS AND TENSION – Dr. Sharon
                              Kirkland, Psychologist

NOVEMBER 18th                 ASSIGNMENT DUE: Journal #4
3330 CSS Building             COMPUTER LAB: Spring Retention Workshop
                              Web Page – HTML Session II

NOVEMBER 25th                 THANKSGIVING – NO CLASSES!

DECEMBER 2nd                  GUEST PRESENTATION: Study Abroad Program, Tess
                              Shier

DECEMBER 9th                  In-Class Assignment: Journal #5
3330 CSS Building             COMPUTER LAB: Final Project

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENTS
Grading for this course will be based upon the following activities and assignments

Attendance and Class Participation                          100 points

Journals                                                    25 points

Academic Skills Assessment                                  20 points
  Points assigned for completion of required activities

Faculty Interview/Career Development Project                25 points

Campus Resources Project                                    15 points

Final Project In Class                                      15 points


TOTAL POINTS FOR THE COURSE                                 200 POINTS

JOURNALS: All Journals are due on the assigned date at the beginning of class. Topics
for Journals will be assigned one week prior to their due date.

ACADEMIC SKILLS ASSESSMENT: designed to provide you guidance and give you a
framework for one of a student’s most important tasks, Time Management. Students will
be required to complete a series of activities, many of which will be based on their
current University course work.



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FACULTY INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENT: Each student will interview a member of the
University faculty; students are encouraged to interview a faculty member conducting a
course in which they are currently enrolled. Students must be able to identify their
potential interviewee in advance and receive approval from their EDCP instructor for the
interview to be acceptable. Students will submit a 2 to 5 page written report. In addition,
students will complete a career interests inventory, which will be returned and interpreted
by a staff member from the University’s Counseling Center.

CAMPUS RESOURCES PROJECT: Students will select and visit a campus resource.
Information about the resource and as well as materials describing the resource will be
shared and discussed in class.

Assignments submitted later than the designated due date will not receive full credit.

Any and all violations of the University Honor Code will be reported to the Judicial
Programs Office.




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      The Student in the University and Introduction to
                   Computer Resources
                                        UNIV 101

Instructor:    Dr. Gerry Strumpf                     Instructor:    Deb Mateik
Phone:               301-314-8213 (office)           Phone:              301-405-2945
(office)
               410-xxx-xxxx (home)                           301-xxx-xxxx (home)

                      TA:             Carrie Johnson
                      Phone:                 301-xxx-xxxx (home)
                                      301-314-8217 (office)
                      E-mail:                cej@wam.umd.edu

Office Hours: Stop by the Orientation Office (0221 Stamp Student Union) and set up an
              appointment with Gerry or Carrie. Deb and be seen at the Computer &
              Space Sciences Building by appointment.

Purpose of the Course: The purpose of this course is to assist you in your transition to the
University of Maryland, and to begin an extended orientation to campus living and
learning. Additionally, this course will introduce you to the University computer and
technological resources to successfully research and navigate in today’s society.


Course Goals:
        To assist you in your transition to the University of Maryland community.
        To introduce you to the academic environment at the University of Maryland.
        To introduce you to the many computer resources available to you as a student
         for research.
        To develop computer skills to successfully navigate multiple computer
         systems.
        To help you explore the world of higher education and clarify why you are in
         college and establish realistic goals for your collegiate experience.
        To assist you in your identification with the University of Maryland while
         learning about who you are and how you fit in the University environment.
        To help you learn the vast number of resources available to you at the
         University.
        To assist you in skill development.
        To assist you in your understanding of developmental patterns that will face
         you in your undergraduate career.
        To develop an appreciation for the cultural diversity at the University of
         Maryland.


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Class Materials: It is not necessary to purchase a book for this course. Readings may
be distributed prior to class for your preparation. It is to your advantage to have a
Schedule of Classes and Undergraduate Student Catalog.

Class Expectations:
   1. Attend all classes.
   2. Participate in class. This is not a class where you can sit back and take in
       information; this is an active class. We want to hear from you!
   3. Complete all assignments on time. If you have a concern about make-up
       assignments please call Gerry, Deb or Carrie.
   4. You can expect Gerry, Deb, and Carrie to attend and be prepared for each class.
       What we expect of you, you can expect from us.
   5. E-mail journal entries will be expected each week.

Class Assignments & Grading: The majority of the grade for UNIV 101 will be based
on class attendance and participation as well as the weekly e-mail journals. However,
there will be other assignments you are expected to complete.
             Faculty Interview Paper (2-3 pages)
             Cultural Diversity Paper (2-3 pages)

Thursday, September 3
      Introduction to class members
      Goals and Objectives of course
      Group exercise: Lifelines
      Homework: Fill in Calendars, Journal assignment
      Listserv

Thursday, September 10- LAB
Computer and Space Sciences Building, room 3330
   Pine mail
   Listserv
   Netiquette
   Introduction to Testudo

Thursday, September 17
      Time Management
      Academic Preparation/Higgins’ Plan

Thursday, September 24- LAB
   Testudo continued
   Inform, Seats, UmStars, etc.
   First Look Fair
Thursday, October 1
      Myers-Briggs Typology Inventory

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Thursday, October 8- LAB
      Introduction to the World Wide Web
      Introduction to Web Searching and Search Engines
      Life Sciences Web Sites

Thursday, October 15
   Life Sciences Faculty Panel
   How to Effectively Study for the Life Sciences

Thursday, October 22- LAB
      Library Resources
      Victor, Carl

Thursday, October 29
      Introduction to Advising for Life Sciences

Thursday, November 5- LAB
      Computer Support Services
      Online Advising supplements
      Review of Seats
      Introduction to Venus
      Career Decision Making

Thursday, November 12
      Medical School Requirements

Thursday, November 19- LAB
      Introduction to Home Page Construction
      Basic HTML

Thursday, December 3- LAB
   Home Page construction continued
   Question and answer session
   Cultural Diversity

Thursday, December 10
      Date Rape Video and discussion
      Cultural Diversity Paper




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