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Spring 2012
INTDSP 101: College Success Seminar
Instructor: Rudra Dundzila, Ph.D.
Class Days/Times:
       Section E: Mon/Wed 2:00-3:20,
              Mon room 3941
              Wed room 2822
       Section L2: Fri 9-12:00, room 2830
Phone: 773-907-4055
Email: rdundzila@ccc.edu
Office: 3422
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:20-9:20a, 12:50-1:50p, Fri 8-9a
Faculty web site: faculty.ccc.edu/rdundzila


Required Text:
 John Gardner, Betsy Barefoot & A. Jerome Jewler. Your College Experience: Strategies for
   Success. City Colleges of Chiago 9th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2012.
 Textbook companion web site: www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner
Required for the Course:
 CCC Student email: student.ccc.edu. It must be used for e-mail communications. It meets
   FERPA requirements. It is confidential, secure, safe, and reliable.
 Blackboard: ccc.blackboard.com. It is the course companion website. It contains
   supplemental materials and handouts, as well as grades.
 Flash drive
 Three-ring binder (to store all coursework), 16 dividers, note paper, 3-hole punch, and pens

Course Description:
This course introduces students to the expectations of the college community and to the
academic skills that promote success during their college career. Through coursework, students
will develop strategies to improve their academic and professional skills. Topics will include:
note-taking methods, test-taking strategies, computer literacy, time management, stress
management, problem solving and critical thinking, career exploration and presentation skills.
Students       will also learn the importance of taking personal responsibility for their academic
and career choices. Topics will be approached from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives
that focus on connecting individuals to their local and global communities. Through assignments
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that integrate community engagement, service learning, and/or on-campus service projects,
students will make connections between their coursework and their lives.

3 Credit Hours:
For a 3 credit hour course, the average college student spends 6 hours weekly preparing for class:
homework, reading, notes, review, study, exercises, etc.

Methods of Instruction:
Active Learning is defined as any strategy that “involves students in doing things and thinking
about the things they are doing.” It includes a range of student learning activities: question and
answer sessions, individual think and write exercises, “think, pair, share,” interactive seminars,
case studies, individual and group project-based assignments, student research, collaborative and
cooperative learning, team and/or problem-based learning. These strategies are supported by
decades of classroom research.

Truman College General Education Goals:
1.      The student exhibits social and ethical responsibility and is aware of her or his place in
the global community.
2. The student performs effectively in the workplace and has the ability to work and make
effective use of a wide variety of current technologies.
3. The student communicates effectively in both written and oral formats.
4. The student demonstrates the ability to think critically, abstractly, and logically.
5. The student gathers, interprets, and analyzes data.

Course Objectives:
This course aims to develop student success skills in three areas. Areas One and Two will be
taught by applying skills learned to topic area under discussion, and Area Three directly relates
to reading comprehension and knowledge construction in the topic area.

Student Learning Outcomes
Successful completion of three areas of objectives will result in students being able to:

Area One: Academic Success and Study Skills
    Utilize critical thinking and reading strategies
    Develop listening and note taking skills
    Incorporate time management into study success strategies
    Utilize stress management techniques to balance academic and personal demands
    Establish test taking strategies
    Utilize technology resources on campus
    Be informed of student support resources on campus

Area Two: Self-Motivational Skills
    Define himself/herself as a collage student within a community of learners
    Set realistic short-term and long-term goals
    Proactively reflect on learning challenges and utilize student support services such as
      academic advising, tutoring, TRIO and other available resources
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      Utilize career and guidance resources on campus
      Make academic and career choices through and understanding of informed decision-
       making
      Recognize his/her own attitudes and values and those of others with respect.

Area Three: Reading and Critical Thinking
Through reading in the topic area, students will be able to;
    Read actively and critically
    Use technology to gather information and explore answers to questions about the content
      area
    Make connections between different ways that the disciplines approach questions and
      information and apply interdisciplinary approaches to problems
    Identify whether or not a particular resources, opinion or argument is valid and useful in
      approaching questions related to the topic area
    Work collaboratively and engage in productive dialogue with other students on key topic
      questions and issues

Class premise: Why do I Have to Take This Course?
This course is designed to make you a successful student. The goal of being a successful student
is to acquire a degree which will allow you to be hired or promoted in the workforce. Thus, I will
hold you to expectations of other teachers and business leaders to prepare you for acquiring
your degree(s). You are expected to be on time, produce quality work, and meet deadlines.
Course Projects/Grading Scale:

Participation                                Per single class:                       E: 64 points
Section E: 32 class meetings                 On time attendance 2 points             total
Section L2: 13 double-class meetings         1-15 mins. late 1 point                 L2: 60
                                             More than 15 mins. late 0 points        points total
Homework:                                    Homework complete 2 points              44 points
16 chapter assignments                       Homework incomplete 1 point             total
Week 1 Blackboard/student e-mail             No homework 0 points
Ch 1 and ch 11 (2) scavenger hunts
Ch 2 time management assignment
Ch 16 wellness assignment
Tests                                        Tests 1-3: 20 points each               100 points
                                             Test 4: 30 points
Ch 10 Employee you should know                                                       10 points
presentation
Ch 10 Uptown Theatre Paper                                                           10 points
Ch 12 Want ad, Cover letter & Resume                                                 10 points
Ch 12 4-semester Academic Plan                                                       10 points
Ch 12 Advisor registration meeting                                                   10 points
2 notebook inspections                       2 x 10 points each                      20 points
Total                                                                                E 278 points
                                                                                     L 274 points
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100-90%= A        89-80%= B          79-70%= C          69-60%= D          59-0% = F

Formula: your points/total points=your percentage (recall your grade school math)

Attendance, homework and participation are a bit more than 1/3rd of your grade. Bottom line:
Preparing for and attending class is how you acquire the most knowledge about College Success.

Attendance/Tardiness/Participation Policy:
Attendance is a professional requirement, and you are studying for a professional career. The
student policy manual states, “Students are required to attend classes,” and “Faculty may
consider excessive absenteeism or tardiness in the evaluation of a student's final grade” (28).
There are no provisions for “excused” absences or tardies. Students receive attendance and
participation points for each class they attend from start to finish, and participate fully. In the
event of any absence, students need to contact the instructor. Students are responsible to obtain
missed material from their peers. Late arrivals need to check in with the instructor after class to
change their “absent” to a “tardy.”
Do not be LATE/TARDY!
Latecomers are a disruption to students’ learning process and my instruction. Repeated tardiness
is rude, unprofessional and annoying. Lateness will factor into your total attendance score.

Deadlines. Like attendance, timeliness is a professional characteristic and expectation.
Assignments are due at the start of class on the due date. Feedback will be provided for all
assignments submitted on time.
     For planned absences (such as appointments, holidays, or trips), submit assignments
        ahead of time.
     In the event of an emergency, students must contact the instructor ASAP and submit the
        assignment with documentation of the emergency before the next class.
All assignments are due at the start of class on the day indicated.
LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED

Academic Integrity. Honesty is an important personal characteristic. The student policy manual
states, “Plagiarism and cheating of any kind are serious violations of these standards and will
result, minimally, in the grade of ‘F’ by the instructor.” Work will be checked for Academic
Integrity. In this course, the first violation will result in an “F” for the assignment; the second
violation will result in course failure. Students can review their work with tutors and the
instructor, to receive suggestions for improvements.

ADW/Active Pursuit of the Course Policy:
If you have 6 or more absences AND have completed less than 70% of the course work by the
midterm date for classes that meet TWICE per week, you will be automatically withdrawn
(ADW) from the class, per college policy.

Classroom Behavior and etiquette
CCC requires that ID cards be worn at all times. The CCC has a no hat policy. Also, no cell
phones/texting/e-mailing/web surfing is permitted in class.
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Special Needs:
Truman College expects that a student with a disability who may need special accommodations
will contact the Disability Access Center, Room 1428, (M-Th, 9-7, F 9-4) or by calling 773-907-
4725.

Diversity:
I welcome student opinions and input into discussion. However, you will do so in a respectful
fashion and any laughing or disrespect toward others will result in me removing you from the
class. Please take this class seriously as you would any other class. Be courteous towards your
peers and instructor. If you do not think you can do this, you should not take this class.
Disrespectfulness will NOT BE TOLERATED!

The Text Book:
While we will read through some of the text book in class or go over some exercises, we will not
do all of it in class. Therefore, it is your responsibility to keep up with the chapters I assign to
read for homework. Quizzes/tests will be based off the chapters from the text and handouts
given in class.
                       “It’s in the syllabus!”
Weekly Schedule (subject to change):
Nota bene: Homework assignments are due at the first class meeting for the listed week, unless
otherwise specified.

Week 1:
Class and syllabus overview
Gen Ed goals
Student learning outcomes
Using school technology
E-mail etiquette
Getting to know Truman
Who goes to Community College?
School Policies
Differences: College, high school, work
Classroom etiquette
Syllabus quiz
Student policy quiz

Homework due before the second class:
   1. Register with the textbook companion website: www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner
   2. Send two e-mails to your instructor: one from Blackboard and one from student e-mail.
       Write a professional, business-like e-mail with your full name, course, and section.
   3. Read the CCC Student Policy Manual: http://www.ccc.edu/menu/Pages/Policies.aspx
No late homework is accepted.

Week 2:
Chapter 1: Exploring your purpose for attending college
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Map
Tour
Scavenger hunt 1

Homework before the first class:
   1. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 1. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

Week 3:
Chapter 6: Being Engaged in Learning: Listening, Taking Notes, and Participating in Class
“Should We Make Cents?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM6sGqKO-vE
“The ‘Millennials’ Are Coming” http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/08/60minutes/main3475200.shtml
“Eyewitness Testimony”
       Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-SBTRLoPuo
       Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4V6aoYuDcg

Homework before the first class:
   1. Scavenger hunt 1
   2. Complete the chapter 1 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
       www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
       out)
   3. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 6. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

Week 4:
Chapter 7: Reading to Learn from College Textbooks
Supplemental readings on Blackboard

Homework before the first class:
   1. Complete the chapter 6 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
       www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
       out)
   2. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 7. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.
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Homework for next week:
Track your time and complete the time management logs on Blackboard in preparation for
chapter 2

Week 5:
Test 1: introductory material and chapters 1, 6, 7
Chapter 2: Managing your time

Homework before the first class:
   1. Time management logs
   2. Complete the chapter 7 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
       www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
       out)
   3. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 2. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

Week 6:
Chapter 3: Understanding Emotional intelligence
Chapter 4: Discovering How You Learn

Homework before the first class:
   1. Complete the VARK questionnaire, www.vark-learn.com, and bring the printed results to
       class
   2. Complete the Gardner Multiple Intelligences questionnaire,
       http://www.businessballs.com/freematerialsinexcel/free_multiple_intelligences_test.xls
       (requires Excel from your student portal), and bring the printed results to class.
   3. Complete the chapter 2 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
       www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
       out)
   4. To prepare for the week, read Chapters 3 & 4. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to
       go for help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building
       Your Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions)
       on loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets
       together. Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

Week 7:
Chapter 4, continued
Chapter 5: Thinking Critically: The Basis of a College Education

Homework before the first class:
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   1. Complete the chapter 3 & 4 quizzes & video quizzes from the textbook companion
       website: www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor;
       print them out)
   2. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 5. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

Week 8:
Chapter 8: Learning to Study, Comprehend, and Remember

Homework before the first class:
   1. Complete the chapter 5 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
       www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
       out)
   2. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 8. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

Week 9:
Test: chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
Chapter 9: Improving Your Performance on Exams and Tests

Homework before the first class:
   1. Notebook check 1
   2. Complete the Plagiarism tutorial:
       http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/plagiarismtutorial.php
   3. Complete the chapter 8 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
       www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
       out)
   4. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 9. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

Week 10:
Chapter 10: Writing and Speaking Effectively
“Uptown Portrait of a Palace” video http://vimeo.com/5812171
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Homework before the first class:
   1. Complete the chapter 9 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
       www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
       out)
   2. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 10. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

Homework for next weeks:
Ch 10 Employee you should know presentation
Ch 10 Uptown Theatre Paper

Week 11:
Chapter 11: Developing Library, Research, and Information Literary Skills
Library Orientation
Scavenger hunt 2: Library physical resources
Scavenger hunt 3: Library on-line resources

Homework before the first class:
   1. Complete the chapter 10 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
       www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
       out)
   2. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 11. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

Week 12:
Chapter 12: Making the Right Choices for Majors and Careers

Homework before the first class:
  1. Ch 10 Uptown Theatre Paper
  2. Scavenger hunt 2: Library physical resources
  3. Scavenger hunt 3: Library on-line resources
  4. Complete the chapter 11 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
     www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
     out)
  5. Read the CCC section (pages CCC 1-32) of the College Success textbook
  6. Read the requirements for your major in the CCC College Catalog:
     http://www.trumancollege.edu/coursecatalog/
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   7. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 12. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

Homework for next weeks:
Ch 12 4-semester Academic Plan
Ch 12 Advisor registration meeting
Ch 12 Want ad, Cover letter & Resume

Week 13:
Test: chapters 9, 10, 11, 12
Chapter 13: Managing Your Money
Financial Aid Presentation

Homework before the first class:
   1. Ch 12 4-semester Academic Plan
   2. Complete the chapter 12 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
       www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
       out)
   3. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 13. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

Week 14:
Chapter 14: Establishing and Maintaining Relationships in College

Homework before the first class:
   1. Ch 12 Advisor registration meeting
   2. Ch 10 Employee you should know presentation
   3. Complete the chapter 11 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
       www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
       out)
   4. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 12. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

                  Note: Section L2 completes weeks 15 and 16 for week 15
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Week 15:
Chapter 15: Appreciating Diversity

Homework before the first class:
   1. Ch 12 Want ad, Cover letter & Resume
   2. Complete the chapter 14 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
       www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
       out)
   3. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 15. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

Homework for next week:
Ch 16 wellness assignment

Week 16:
Chapter 16: Maintaining Wellness
Test: chapters 13, 14, 15, 16 and entire course

Homework before the first class:
   1. Ch 16 wellness assignment
   2. Complete the chapter 15 quiz & video quiz from the textbook companion website:
       www.bedfordstmartins.com/gardner (do not send the results to the instructor; print them
       out)
   3. To prepare for the week, read Chapter 16. Complete all the “Your turn,” “Where to go for
       help,” ”One-Minute Paper,” “Applying What You’ve Learned” and “Building Your
       Portfolio” activities in writing (or with a computer, as directed in the instructions) on
       loose-leaf sheets of paper. PRINT your name on each sheet and staple the sheets together.
       Turn in your homework at the start of class.
No late homework is accepted.

				
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