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SyllabusH Ed 197 ASUCCESS EXPRESSFall 2008
The First-Year Experience in Higher Education:Transition to a Community of Learners and Encouraging Academic Success.
Instructor
 Tiffany PeckENGR 200
tapeck@email.arizona.eduI work M-F 8-5, so feel free to stop by. However, to ensure that I will be atmy desk, email me to set up an appt.
Because this class is being held in a residence hall, you will need to call the Desk  Asst. to be let in. You may not wander unescorted in the building, only go directly tothe classroom and then depart directly out of the building. The only exception is touse a restroom. If there is a violation of this policy, the consequence is removal fromthe class.
Purpose
 This course is designed to enhance your overall success as a student. Students willexplore, write about, and discuss their expectations and perceptions about college. You will gain insight into what it takes to make a successful transition into yourfreshman year of college. In addition, you will investigate possible connections withthe University and how they can influence your college experience.
Objectives
 The course will focus activities and lessons around:1.Making the transition to college.2.Understanding and adjusting to the campus culture.3.Becoming an active participant your community.4.Developing connections with students, faculty, staff and the university.5.Maturing and developing as a young adult.6.Gaining a new perspective on self and community.7.Increasing awareness and appreciation of diversity
Content
1.In-class activities and discussions (see course schedule).2.Self-Assessments to be done prior to class (see course schedule).3.Journal assignments—5 due dates (reflection questions provided).4.7 out-of-class learning experiences (as approved by instructor) including:
Meetings with Professors (to be completed by the end of October)
Meetings with Advisor (to be completed by the end of November)
A diversity/social justice experience
 
Write questions and interview an Upper-class Student Leader.
3 Student’s choice experiences
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For your student’s choice experiences, you may choose to attend eventswith other members of the class, but each person must write about theirown experience.
 
Grading
310 Points possibleParticipation5 points/class70 points possibleReflection Journals (5)20 points each 100 points possibleOut-of-Class Learning 20 points per activity140 points possible
279 – 310:A248 – 278:B217 – 247:C186 – 216:D000 185: E
Attendance
 
80% of success is showing up
. -Woody AllenAn important part of this class is participating in discussions and in-class activities.Students are expected to be present at each class session and involved in classdiscussions, activities and experiences. Because of the importance attached toregular attendance:
1.
Each absence that is not the result of a medical emergency or that is notapproved in advance by your instructor, results in the loss of the 5 participationpoints for that day.
2.
An excused absence is one that the instructor has approved in advance.
3.
Students with excused absences are still required to complete and submitcourse content.
4.
Students that are late after 10 minutes will be marked down as absent. If youare late to a class, please remain after the class has ended to speak to theinstructor.
Class Behavior
 The following behaviors will not be tolerated in class:
All cell phones & pagers must be shut off while in class; that does not meanputting your phone on vibrate.
Plagiarism is not acceptable & is in violation of the Student Code of AcademicIntegrity (http://studpubs.web.arizona.edu/policies/cacaint.htm)
.
Since the classassignments focus on your thoughts & beliefs, plagiarism hinders theinstructor’s ability to assess your progress at this institution.
Physical or verbal threats to the instructor or students in the class areunacceptable. It is also a violation of the Student Code of Conduct(http://policy.web.arizona.edu/~policy/threaten.shtml).
Students with Disabilities
If you anticipate issues related to the format or requirements of this course, pleasemeet with me
.
I would like us to discuss ways to ensure your full participation in thecourse. If you determine that formal, disability-related accommodations arenecessary, it is very important that you be registered with Disability Resources (621-

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