Common Syllabus for SDV 100 College Success Skills Course Information: Semester: Spring 2020 Section#: 85YN CRN# 17638 Date: 3/17/2020 –5/5/2020 Day: Tuesdays Time: 4:00 pm –5:00 pm Class Location: CA 0317 Campus: Annandale Instructor Information: Name: Nancy Lawton Cronin Campus: Annandale Office Location: online Phone: 703-822-6569 Email: [email protected]Grading turnaround: 1 week Office hours: online Thursday 3:00 pm –5:00 pm and by appointment (When communicating with the instructor via phone or email, allow up to 48 hours to receive a response.) Course Materials: There is no textbook required for purchase for this course. Instead, we will be utilizing free, open-educational resources in addition to utilizing a free textbook. The links for all resources can be found on Canvas. Downloading and using Microsoft Office 365 will be required for Canvas assignments. View instructions on how to download and access Microsoft Office 365 (free) for all NOVA students and employees at . Course Description: Student Development (SDV)-College Success Skills is designed to assist students in making a successful transition to college. It provides students with the academic tools for success and teaches the skills of self-management and self-responsibility that relate to being a successful student. In addition, the course helps students learn how to make responsible choices about their academic, personal, and career goals. Information about the College and community resources, the College’s policies and procedures, and the processes of moving effectively through the educational system is also provided. The course is strongly recommended for beginning students. First-time College students are required to take SDV 100, 101 or another SDV course before enrolling for their 16th semester hour at the College. This is an 8 week hybrid course with 50% online and 50% face to face consisting of a 1 hour lecture per week.
Virginia Community College System (VCCS) General Education Goals/Student Learning Outcomes for SDV 100 Course: Career Exploration and Development: Students will articulate three potential careers based on their interests, values, and abilities. College Resources/Student Services: Students will identify and describe three offices/services that are available to them. Academic Planning/Curricular Offerings: Students will be able to distinguish between university parallel/transfer and applied programs. Students will select the appropriate curriculum and electives within that curriculum based on their career goal(s). Academic Skills/Learning Styles:Students will review multiple learning styles and identify their preferred learning style.Critical Thinking Skills: Students will articulate three aspects of critical thinking such as: identifying faulty logic, problem-solving, asking questions/probing etc.