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SyllabusACA 122 – College Transfer SuccessSection 0002Spring 2015Instructor:Deborah S. Maness, Assistant ProfessorOffice phone: 919-866-5308Email:[email protected]Office Location:PLM 354Office Hours:Monday and Thursday 10:00 – 12:00Or by appointmentDirector of First Year Academy: Tonya Greene[email protected]Course DescriptionThis course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic andprofessional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, collegepolicies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategicplanning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Uponcompletion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully tosenior institutions.Prerequisite: DRE 096 or placementStudent Learning OutcomesBy the end of the course, the learner should be able to:1Develop a strategic plan for completing community college academic goals, includingcertificates, diplomas, and/or associate degrees.2Develop a strategic plan for transferring to a university and preparing for a new career.3Identify the rights and responsibilities of transfer students under the ComprehensiveArticulation Agreement (CAA), including Universal General Education Transfer Component(UGETC) designated courses, the Transfer Assured Admissions Policy (TAAP), the CAAappeals process, and university tuition surcharge.4Evaluate learning strategies, including note-taking, test-taking, information processing, timemanagement, and memorization techniques, and identify strategies for improvement5Identify essential college resources, including financial aid, advising, registration, tutoring,library services, computer labs, and counseling services and recognize the importance ofthese resources on student success.6Identify essential college policies and procedures, including academic integrity such asavoiding plagiarism; calculating a GPA, and maintaining satisfactory academic progress forfinancial aid eligibility and/or good academic standing.Textbook RequirementSuccess by Design, First edition (2014) by Gabby McCutcheon and Erin Riney, Hayden-McNeil.The syllabus serves as a contract between two parties: your instructor and you, thestudent.The policies and procedures detailed in this document are very important
for you to understand.You must read this complete syllabus very carefully and letyour instructor know if you have any questions.Email RequirementEvery curriculum student is provided with an official Wake Tech email account through Wake Tech’sStudent Portal website . Students must first activate theirmy.waketech.edu account, wait 24 hours, and then activate the email account. This college-issuedemail account is to be used for Blackboard, as well as all other email correspondence withinstructors and other college officials. Official correspondence from the college (communications