Classroom policiesSYLLABUSOlive-Harvey CollegeINTDSP 101-WX (35576): College Success Seminar- SPRING SessionSpring 2017Friday 9:35a.m.-12:20p.m.January 20, 2017 – May 12, 2017 (16-week course)3.0 credit hoursInstructor:Vanessa Lynn Frazier-RuffinRoom: 3101Office hours: After Class (1:00p – 2:00p) or By AppointmentEmail:[email protected]Phone: (312) 952-8056 (text/voicemail)Materials:Text:Student Success Handbook, Ron DesMaraisYour College Experience:Strategies for Success at City Colleges of Chicago, (10thed, 2016 update).Gardner, Barefoot, &FarakishNotebook and folder or binder to keep handouts organizedThumb-drive/flash-drive (to save work from computers)Schedule book, planner (you may also use an electronic calendar, i.e. Smart Phone device) or Outlook CalendarPens, Pencils, Laptop, Tablet or Electronic NotebookCourse Description:This course is designed to introduce students to academic skills that will foster success in college and after college.Students will gainexperience in critical thinking, reading and writing as well as study skills, time management and stress management.Topics will beapproached from a variety of perspectives that represent interdisciplinary academic inquiry. Students will consider how to takepersonal responsibility for their academic and career choices.Student Learning OutcomesSuccessful completion of three areas of objectives will result in students being able to:Utilize effective reading, test taking, and study skills strategiesDevelop listening and note taking skillsIncorporate time and stress management techniques to balance academic and personal demandsDemonstrate oral communication skills by making classroom presentationsUse technology and library resources to gather informationIdentify student support resources available on campusDefine him or herself as a college student within a community of learnersSet realistic short-term and long-term goalsReflect on learning challenges and develop realistic short-term and long-term goalsAssess their own beliefs, attitudes, and values as they relate to diversity and understandingArticulate multiple viewpoints and make connections between different approaches to problemsDevelop skills that aid in productive dialogue and collaborationSo WHY do you have to take this class?This course is designed to make you a successful student! One of the goals of being a successful student is to provide you with skillswhich will allow you to be successful in college and to be hired or promoted in the workforce. Thus, I will hold you toexpectations ofother teachers and even business leaders. You are expected to be on time, produce work, and meet deadlines. Additionally, you areexpected to become thoughtful, considerate, deliberate, critical thinkers.