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Syllabus
Personal Development 22 The Transfer Process

Instructor: Sheree Maroney Phone/Voicemail: (213) 891-2198 Email: marones@email.laccd.edu Classroom: http://eandcgoals.weebly.com/ Office Hours & Location: M, W, F 12-1 pm in the chat room of the classroom website Course Prerequisites: None Course Credit: 1 unit Course Description This 8-week course is an introduction to the transfer process. It is designed to enable students to become active participants in planning their long-term educational and career goals and will provide students with an understanding of the process and requirements for transferring to a four-year college or university. The course will consist of lecture, use of internet resources, and assignments.

Student Learning Outcome (SLO):


Student will be able to define transfer requirements to four-year colleges/
universities.

Students will be able to differentiate between UC, CSU, and private general education checklist. Students will be able to differentiate between Associate degrees and certificates. Students will compare and contrast a UC, a CSU, and a private school in terms of transfer requirements and campus profiles

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Student will explore the Internet, visit campuses, and create an educational plan that will meet the requirements for transfer to the desired major and school/s. Required Text LATTC College Catalog Can be downloaded for free at www.lattc.edu or Can be purchased in the college bookstore for $2.00

Requirements for Online Learning Basic Computer Skills This class has no official prerequisites, however, in order to succeed in any online course, it is important for you to have some general computer skills such as knowing how to turn on your system and turn it off correctly, how to use your operating system, and the applications you will need. Most of all, you should feel comfortable enough not to panic when something goes wrong, but to calmly assess what has happened, what might have caused it, and how it might be remedied. You will need the following basic computer skills to complete the activities needed to pass this course: Typing Working on the Internet does not require fast keyboarding skills, but you should be able to express your ideas using the keyboard. Mouse You need to know how to point, click, double-click, and drag with your mouse. Passwords You will need to know the importance of remembering your username and password and of saving them in a safe and secure place. You will also need to understand the distinction between uppercase and lowercase letters and that the "caps lock" key can interfere with password entry.

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Connecting to the Internet You will be responsible for having the computer properly configured and knowing how to connect to the Internet. Email You should be comfortable using email. Web Browser You should have some experience with your preferred web browser, probably Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox. You should know how to recognize and use links, how to type in a URL, and how to read, verify, and correct a partial or inaccurate URL. You should be familiar with buttons like "forward" and "back" and know the importance of the "reload" (or "refresh") button, and know how to print web pages. You should be able to download and use browser plug-ins or be able to find someone to help you with plug-in installation necessary for this class. Supplies

A computer with the minimum system requirements (see below) An Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox) with Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in An email account Access to a video camera, smart phone, web cam (most laptops have a builtin web cam) and a microphone A word processing program for submission of some of the work. If you are not using Microsoft Word, you will need to save your work as Rich Text Format (.rtf). You cannot use Microsoft Works or Apple Pages for this course.

You will need to get a web site (a list of free web hosting sites is provided in the lecture materials Windows Macintosh PowerPC G5 1.8GHz or Linux Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz,

Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz,

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AMD Athlon 64 2800+ faster processor, Intel Core AMD Athlon 64 2800+ processor (or equivalent) 512MB of RAM 64MB of VRAM 80GB Hard Drive Sound Card (or on board) & Speakers Flash 9 or later Quick Time 7 or later Acrobat Reader 9 or later Windows Media Player 10 or later Microsoft Office 2003 or later, Open Office 3 or later Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Firefox 3.x 56k Modem (Broadband recommended) As a registered student you may access this course using any properly equipped LATTC computer lab computer. You will need a current Student ID in order to use the campus lab facilities. Even if you rely on machines in the campus labs, to utilize the email aspect of a course, you must have your own email account. Free email Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor 512MB of RAM 64MB of VRAM 80GB Hard Drive Sound Card (or on board) & Speakers Flash 9 or later Quick Time 7 or later Acrobat Reader 9 or later Windows Media Components for QuickTime Microsoft Office 2003 or later, Open Office Aqua or later Firefox 3.x 56k Modem (Broadband recommended) processor (or equivalent) 512MB of RAM 64MB of VRAM 80GB Hard Drive Sound Card (or on board) & Speakers Flash 9 or later Quick Time 7 or later Acrobat Reader 9 or later VLC Player Microsoft Office 2003 or later, Open Office 3 or later Firefox 3.x 56k Modem (Broadband recommended)

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accounts are readily available from many online sources such as Google, Yahoo and Hotmail. Methods of Communication I prefer to communicate via email and phone/voicemail. I will respond to emails and voicemails within 24 48 hours, except weekends and holidays. If you have not heard from me within this time period, please send me another email or leave another voicemail. I apologize ahead of time if this ever occurs. Email: marones@email.laccd.edu Please include PD 22 and your full name in the subject line. If its an emergency include EMERGENCY. Phone/Voice Mail: (213) 891-2198 Please state your full name, a call back number, and that you are a student in my Personal Development 22 class. If its an emergency please state that in the message. Coursework and Homework This is a one-unit, 8-week course. The online class time appropriate for a one-unit course is approximately one (1) hour per week for an 18-week course. Since this course is a 1-unit course being offered as an 8-week course, you should expect to spend a minimum of three hours per week. The homework/study time appropriate to a one-unit, 18-week course is approximately one to two (1-2) hours per week outside of class. You can expect to spend four-six (4-6) hours total per week during an 8-week session for a one-unit course completing your class work and homework. Participation You are expected to participate in the weekly discussions. You are to post your response to the weekly discussion question(s), by the due date, in the forum section of the site. Due dates are posted on the assignment page.

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Assignments There will be assignments due weekly for each Module. Assignments must be submitted on time via email to marones@email.laccd.edu. No late submissions will be accepted. In the subject line, please include PD 22, your full name, and module and assignment number. Assignments and due dates are posted on the assignment page, as well as the point value for each assignment.

Exams There will be two exams a mid-term and final exam. Mid-term exam will cover material from the first half of the course. Final exam will cover material from the second half of the course. Each exam will be worth 50 points. The exams are open book and will be taken online and submitted via email to marones@email.laccd.edu. In the subject line, please include PD 22, your full name, and Mid-term or Final Exam. Late exams will not be accepted. The exams dates are posted on the assignment page. Grades Your grade will be based on your participation, assignments, and exams. The grading scale is as follows: 90-100%: A 80-89%: B 70-79%: C 60-69%: D 59% and below: F Additional Requirement We will be going on a field trip to a four-year college or university during the last week of class. There will be extra credit given to those students who take part in the field trip. Those students who do not participate will lose points. The date, time, and college or university will be announced during the second week of class.

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Disclosure to Third Parties In accordance with FERPA requirements, written and signed consent must be obtained from the student before any student records can be released. Disabled Students Program and Services If would like to request any accommodations for this course, please contact the Disabled Students Program and Services at 213-763-3773. Academic Dishonesty Academic Dishonesty is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise. It can include: Plagiarism Copying ideas, words, or statements of another person without acknowledgment. Cheating on quizzes and exams by copying another students quiz or exam answers. Unauthorized collaboration such as allowing others to view your answers or copy part of your homework, quiz or exam answers, or other assignments when not permitted to do so by the instructor Facilitating academic dishonesty of others Allowing another student to use your work Completing another students quizzes or exam

Note: Students will be given an F for any assignment, quiz, or exam showing academic dishonesty. Attendance Policy Only students who have been admitted to the college and are in approved active status may attend classes. Students should attend every meeting of all classes for which they register. For online classes, this means that students should enter the class website regularly and participate and complete assignments and activities. To avoid being dropped from class, students should contact the instructor when they are absent for emergency reasons.

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Students are responsible for dropping a class that they stop attending. If the class is not dropped, the student may receive an F in that class and be responsible for enrollment fee. Any drops or exclusions that occur between the 4th week and the 12th week will result in a W on the students record. Drops are not permitted beyond the 12th week. A grade (A, B, C, D, F, INC, P, or NP) will be assigned to students who are enrolled past the 12th week even if they stop attending class. For further details, refer to W section of Grading Symbols and Definitions. Please Note: Students who are pre-registered in a class and miss the first meeting may lose their right to a place in the class. Grades and Grade Changes The instructor of the course shall determine the grade to be awarded to each student in accordance with the preceding Grading Symbols and Definitions Policy. The determination of the students grade by the instructor is final in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetency. The removal or change of an incorrect grade from a students record shall only be done upon authorization by the instructor of the course. Petitions for grade changes are obtained and filed in the office of Admissions and Records. Grade Change Petitions must be submitted within one year after the grade was assigned. Web Etiquette Some helpful hints with regards to taking an online class 1. Be respectful to your fellow classmates and instructor be aware that what you write may be misconstrued, so think about it before you send it. 2. Do not write in all capitals this is considered SHOUTING. 3. Do not belittle any of your classmates opinions/ideas everyone is entitled 4. to their own ideas whether you agree or not, it is OK to disagree in a constructive way. 5. Do not write in texting language. If you are saying "U" make sure to spell out you. 6. Do not expect immediate responses to questions just because this is an online class does not mean that fellow students and/or the instructor is

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always online and available. All questions will be answered within 24-48 hours unless it is a weekend, then questions will be answered on Monday.