Lakeland College – CHIPPEWA VALLEY CENTER Fall 2008 New Student Orientation Welcome – Thanks For Attending Thanks for attending! You’re taking the right step in your desire towards an education! Lakeland College – Kellett School Of Adult Education Centers Lakeland College also has seven adult evening learning centers across the state of Wisconsin as well as an Online Program. Centers are located in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Rapids, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, and Sheboygan. The Chippewa Valley Center has been in existence since 1992. This is the second site that the Chippewa Valley Center has been at. We have been at the current site since December 2004. Student population at the Chippewa Valley Center is made up of full-time and part-time students; each semester is about 250. The average student age at the Chippewa Valley Center is 38 years old. Lakeland College Overview In the Guidebook – you should have read information on the following: Mission Expectations History Any questions pertaining to that information? Policies and Procedures Application for admissions Financial aid Registration process Textbook ordering and buyback Drop/withdrawal procedure Inclement weather Emergency evacuation plan Parking passes (we do not require) Plagiarism policy and guidelines Proctored exams Computer Requirements Employer reimbursement letters Important dates and timelines Today’s Agenda A little about you, me, US – Ice Breaker introductions of one another. Blackboard Orientation (Anne Madison) Instructor’s expectations in your classes What else can we do to serve you? Questions? Who Are You? Brief introductions – it’s all about networking!!! You never know who you’re sitting next to Personal reflection – Who Am I? (Worksheet) Some homework for you already (hand in) Concerns/fears, successes, challenges, supportive friends & family, hurdles Knowing ahead of time so you can be the most successful Who Are Your Instructors? Your instructors are made up of adjunct faculty who for the most part are professionals in their fields; we are also fortunate to have those that are teachers by profession. Real life experience that can be brought into the classroom Instructor’s expectations – might seem simple; however, it’s what they want you to know. What should I ask my instructor, and what should I ask my advisor? Instructor’s Expectations You made a great choice for a school. The faculty at Lakeland is dedicated to making this an excellent college experience for you. My main point tonight is that faculty facilitate learning. You do the work. We help you accomplish your goal, but are not responsible for your goals. Memorize your syllabus. It is your driver’s manual. Write all your deadlines on a calendar/PDA, and work backwards to schedule time to work on your projects. This includes time to read the chapters before class. Respect the project and test deadlines. If you must be late, contact the instructor as soon as you realize there is a problem. Own the problem and work with the instructor to help you find a way to overcome it. If you have a learning disability, Lakeland is prepared to help you. All you need to do is ask your advisor and/or your instructor. Attendance does not equal participation. Participation is defined by each instructor and usually involves active participation in class discussion—on ground or online (Blackboard) Instructor’s Expectations (Continued) Don’t neglect your health this semester. A sick student, parent, worker doesn’t help anyone. Continue to get plenty of sleep, water, three square meals a day (you are allowed to eat in class) and exercise. College should enhance your life, not ruin it. Attending college is another job that you are adding to your already full schedule. Most of you work, many have children. You will need to scale back some activities. If you think of semesters as 12-week blocks of time, it makes it easier to give up some classic time wasters: Television Casual reading Talking on the phone (just chatting) Surfing the web Too much e-mail You may also find that you need to find ways to be more efficient at work and at home in order to fit in your study time. I encourage students to work on projects that accomplish a work goal as well as a school goal: for example, writing a paper requesting a needed piece of equipment at work; writing a marketing strategy for a product at your workplace, etc. Enjoy this semester…and always ask questions of your instructor and the advisors. Employer’s Expectations The 21st Century Workplace Part of your program includes General Studies requirements; examining topics like sociology, history, humanities, developing important analysis, critical thinking and writing skills. These programs teach students to understand problems and develop solutions. Top Ten Qualities/Skills Sought by Employers 1. Communication skills (verbal/written) 2. Honesty/integrity 3. Interpersonal skills (relates well to others) 4. Motivation/initiative 5. Strong work ethic 6. Teamwork skills (works well w/others) 7. Computer skills 8. Analytical Skills 9. Flexibility/adaptability 10. Detail-oriented *Source: Job Outlook 2006, National Association of Colleges and Employers According to an AT&T survey, students of these types of programs rise to middle-and senior-level positions faster than their technically-educated coworkers. Times And Dates Classes offered Mon-Thurs 6-9:15, (Possibly some Saturdays 8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.) Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters 12 weeks terms ―Except‖ for MAC, they are 10 and 7 week terms. 12 week semesters – longer time between semesters Registration ~ DO NOT wait until the last minute; register right away! Important Dates Fall 2008 Listed each semester in the Course Schedule Book Undergraduate Important Dates Fall 2008 Graduate We Are Here To Help IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION Office Phone Numbers: (715) 723-2720 or (800) 993-3413 Fax: (715) 723-2814 General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org General Office Hours: Monday -Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. -Please Call Before Stopping In- More detailed contact information in your packet Important Main Campus Contacts You can contact any of the following people/offices by calling the toll free number to main campus at (800) 569-2166 and asking for the extension noted. Financial Aid Office Scott Norder, Ext. 1398 Registration Holds Sue Bialk, Ext. 1258 Invoices/Business Office Jackie Flesch, Ext.1334 Disability Student Services Paul White, Ext.1412 Veteran’s Office Carol Butzen, Ext. 6581 Registrar’s Office Kristi Vogel, Ext.1519 Lakeland College Helpdesk (866) 361-8902 Lakeland Bookstore (800) 438-8398 Odds And Ends Continuous Enrollment Required to complete a minimum of one three-semester hour course each three-semester period Non-enrollment which exceeds two semesters – re-apply & new degree requirements Graduation Honors Must complete a minimum of 60 semester hours with Lakeland Summa Cum Laude = 3.8-4.0 Magna Cum Laude = 3.6-3.79 Cum Laude = 3.5 – 3.59 Full-Time and Part-time Classification Min. 9 semester hours - full-time student 6 semester hours to be considered half-time students – Financial Aid Textbook Information We do not offer an onsite book sale Ordered online or by telephone (go to www.lakeland.bkstr.com or call 1-800-438-8398) We do offer book buyback. Registration We are still registering for Summer 2008, go to www.lakeland.edu Our Web Site Go to www.lakeland.edu/Adult/wicenters/ChippewaCenter.asp Forms Review each one for its purpose Tentative future courses Computer Information Recommended System Requirements for Blackboard and in the classroom Windows XP or later, 1 GHz Processor Mac OS X (10.3.9/10.4) or later, PowerPC or Intel Processor 512 MB or RAM Full understanding and use of Microsoft Office Suite 2003 or higher (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Our computers have the 2007 Edition. Microsoft Student Select Program Did you know that as a Lakeland student you are eligible for discounts on Microsoft software? Please contact Anne Madison about the details! DELL PC Purchase Program Need to upgrade your PC? As a Lakeland student you can get up to a 12% discount on the purchase of a Dell PC or accessories. If interested, let us know and we will get more details! Business Information Processing students will need Excel 2007. Online Tutoring Writing Tutorial (GEN 110) No additional cost for this service Teacher: Leonard J. Rizzo Purpose: to provide Kellett School students enrolled in this class assistance with written assignments. Access by Blackboard or by contacting Leonard J. Rizzo Home:(920)434-0835; Cell: (920)362-0315 Leave message with name, number, and brief description 3-4:30 p.m. Mon.; 3-5 p.m. ;Wed.; 3-5 p.m.; Thurs. 3-5 p.m. Fri.; 1-2 p.m. Sat. Leonard.email@example.com The tutorial will give specific advice in the areas of unity, clarity, organization, sentence construction, thesis development, style, document design, word usage, grammar, punctuation, and the MLA and APA formats. The tutorial will NOT rewrite your draft, correct your entire paper, grade your paper, or submit outlines on possible paper development. All submissions must be made online using the Blackboard Tutorial. Online Tutoring Mathematics Tutorial (MAT 130) Teacher: Hector Laguna Purpose: provide Kellett School students enrolled in this class assistance with mathematics problems. Access by Blackboard or contacting Hector Laguna (608) 829-1424 Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Sat. 7-9 p.m. Leave message: name, number, brief description firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line Online Mathematics Tutorial The tutorial is designed to provide help with, but not solve, the math problems. Students should read the problem and conceptually understand what is being asked. Provide some ideas to the solution of the problem. Show at least one approach to solving the problem. BlendEd How it Works … Is it for me? Expectations Average of six hours per week – equal to classroom time and outside work Purposeful contributions in discussion board Blackboard Learning System™ (Release 7.2) How to post, move around, how you’re tracked BlendEd ―What it is-and What it is NOT‖ BlendEd Instruction Expectations BlendEd is Lakeland College’s unique approach to adult education. BlendEd centers around student choice. Students may choose to take the entire course online and never come to the on-ground class. Or, they may take the entire class onsite and never go to the website. Any mix of the two is permissible and does not require any prior authorization from either the instructor or the administration. Students may make the choice on a week-to- week basis without prior notice to the instructor. BlendEd -Continued Students may never be required to attend class in person for any reason. Similarly, they may never be required to attend online. No instructor may, either directly or indirectly, influence students to choose either the live or the online format any week and no assignments or grading policies should result in any penalty for choosing either the live or the online format. (Note: On some occasions, all students in the class may choose to attend online, but the choice must be the students’ rather than the instructor’s.) BlendEd (What it is) Both the online and on-ground portions of your class should be able to stand alone. The online (―BlendEd‖) portion of the class must mirror, to the greatest extent possible, the live class meeting. More About BlendEd For example, if your teacher shows a film clip during the live class meeting, they must make the film clip available to the online students or provide a comparable way to meet the learning objective. The assignments, discussion questions, and activities used in the live class must be used in the online portion of the class (and vice versa). BlendEd - continued For undergraduate courses, the online version of the course should include proctored midterms. The online version of the course should include active, engaging discussions. This is a major component of the course and should be monitored actively by the instructor. Even if students tend to come to the onsite portion, online discussions should always be available every week. BlendEd - continued If your course is a BlendEd Course, it is expected the teacher will utilize the grade book available on Blackboard to maintain students’ grades and to allow them to have access to their grades on a timely basis. More about BlendEd When the teacher is conducting their course discussion online, the online discussion should remain open for a whole week beginning with the day following the live class meeting and continuing until the day of the next live class meeting. For example, if your week 1 onsite class is Tuesday September 6th, the week 1 online discussion for that week should run Wednesday, September 7th through Tuesday, September 13th. Proctored Exams INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS All exams must be taken midterm week, and students should take the midterm in class as scheduled. The only exceptions are students who are taking the class BlendEd or Online from another Lakeland College Center (ex. Green Bay or Madison) or those who have two classes on the same night. Students who have two classes on the same night should attempt to complete both tests on the scheduled night; however, if this is not possible, he/she may have the test proctored by a suitable proctor. Suitable proctors include library staff, teachers from public or private schools, members of the clergy, staff in training departments, or perhaps supervisors at work. Friends, relatives and co-workers are not considered suitable proctors. We are aware that the midterm proctoring procedure can be somewhat inconvenient; however, the verification of student work adds validity to the program, resulting in a college degree which holds more value in both the work and academic communities. If you have any questions about proctoring, please contact either your instructor or the Lakeland College Chippewa Valley Center office before you take the exam. If you need to have your midterm proctored: Contact your instructor and let him/her know you need to set up a proctor. Your instructor will e-mail you the Preliminary Proctor Form. Complete and return the Preliminary Proctor Form to your instructor. The week before midterms, your instructor will e-mail the midterm exam and appropriate forms to your proctor. Proctored Exams Contact your proctor to schedule a time to take the test. At the Chippewa Valley Center we will hold four proctoring sessions the week of October 7-13th . Times to be determined. Watch your email for more information. If the times do not work for you, the Chippewa Falls Public Library will proctor your exams at no cost. Call the Reference Desk at 715-723- 1146 for available times and to schedule an appointment. If you need to use a computer, let them know when you schedule your appointment. Make sure they have the computer program you need (such as Excel, Word, etc.) Call your proctor to verify the test was received. If your proctor has not received your exam, contact your instructor immediately. Meet with your proctor to take the exam. You will need to show proof of identification, so please be ready to provide your driver license. You will need to supply your proctor with a 12 ½ x 9 ½ envelope addressed to your instructor. Take the exam, when completed, return it to the proctor. Fill out the student portion of the proctor form. Your proctor will place the exam in the envelope, seal it, and initial across the seal, and then give it back to you for mailing to your instructor. Be sure to put adequate postage on the envelope. Mail the envelope back to your instructor by the date indicated. Proctoring Exams Preliminary Proctor Form This form must be completed by the student and returned to the instructor by to pre-arrange a proctor. Failure to return this form to the instructor could result in not being allowed to take the midterm exam. If you have any questions, please contact your instructor or the Lakeland College Chippewa Valley Center office. Student’s Name: _____________________________________________________________ Proctor Information - To be completed by the student. Proctor Name ________________________________________________________________ Proctor Address ______________________________________________________________ Proctor Phone Number ________________________________________________________ Proctor E-Mail Address________________________________________________________ Proctor Company or Affiliations_________________________________________________ Proctor Position or Title _______________________________________________________ Kathie Christensen, Director Anne Madison, Education Center Coordinator email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Lakeland College Chippewa Valley Center 770 Scheidler Road Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (715) 723-2720 or (800) 993-3413, Fax: (715) 723-2814 Proctored Exam Form PROCTOR INFORMATION FORM Student Personal Information (student should fill out this section) Student Name____________________________________________________________ Student Address__________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Phone Number____________________E-Mail address___________________________ Course Name_____________________Instructor’s Name_________________________ In taking this examination I have not intentionally used, or attempted to use, unauthorized materials, information or study aids. Student’s Signature______________________________________________________ Proctor Personal Information (proctor should fill out this section) Proctor Name____________________________________________________________ ProctorAddress___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Phone Number____________________E-Mail address___________________________ Company or Affiliations___________________________________________________ Position or Title__________________________________________________________ ID Verification Information Please check that you have verification of the student identity, either through personal knowledge, a social security card, a driver’s license or some other picture ID________________________________________ Proctor Signature My signature attests that I did verify the student’s identity and proctored the administration of this exam. I further attest that the student completed the exam without the use of books, notes or other reference materials. Proctor’s Signature_______________________________________________________ NOTE: Please seal the exam and proctor form in the envelope provided and write you name across the seal. Give the sealed envelope to the student to mail back to their Instructor. Instructors Name_____________________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________________ Questions? What questions do you have? Evaluation of orientation & follow-up questions Turn in your information sheets to add to your personal file – so I know you better! Don’t forget your BlendEd T-Shirts Blackboard training (tonights session from 5:45-6:45,alsoThursday,August 28, from 6-8 Thanks For Attending! Please be in contact if you have any questions. We’re here to assist you in your educational endeavors!