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									 Lakeland College –

            Fall 2008
      New Student Orientation
Welcome – Thanks For
   Thanks for attending! You’re
    taking the right step in your
    desire towards an education!
    Lakeland College – Kellett
    School Of Adult Education
   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
    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
   Blackboard Orientation (Anne
   Instructor’s expectations in your
   What else can we do to serve
   Questions?
Who Are You?
   Brief introductions – it’s all about
   You never know who you’re sitting next
   Personal reflection – Who Am I?
       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
   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
Important Dates Fall 2008
We Are Here To Help
       Office Phone Numbers:
        (715) 723-2720 or (800) 993-3413
       Fax: (715) 723-2814
       General Email:
       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
    Important Main Campus
   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 or call
        We do offer book buyback.
   Registration
        We are still registering for Summer 2008, go to
    Our Web Site

   Go to

   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
      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
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.
        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
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
               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.

   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
   Blackboard Learning System™
    (Release 7.2)
       How to post, move around, how you’re
BlendEd ―What it is-and What
it is NOT‖

   BlendEd Instruction
   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
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
   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
   Proctor Company or
   Proctor Position or Title
   Kathie Christensen, Director           Anne Madison, Education Center Coordinator
   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
   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
   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_____________________________________________________________

   What questions do you have?
   Evaluation of orientation & follow-up
   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!

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