COURSE LEARNING GOALS
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
There is no required text for this course; instead, I will post the needed resources on this course page. Be sure to let me know if you have problems viewing them.
Please have the following materials with you for each class: a place where you can take notes, any time management system that you use (such as a planner), and any materials that you find helpful as we practice the strategies that we are discussing in class. Students are encouraged to use all forms of technology that assist them in their optimal learning; however, please limit technology use to what is needed for our class.
ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS
If you are registered with the Office for Disability and Access (ODA) and wish to discuss academic accommodations, or if you have any questions in this regard, please let me know. Also, I am happy to help you get connected to ODA staff if you suspect you may have a disability, but have not participated in testing before. I encourage you to use your own fidget toys and/or engage in doodling or any other activity that will help you focus during class.
This classroom should be a safe space for all scholars. If you feel uncomfortable about anything that comes up in class, please reach out to me to voice your concerns.
BARRIERS TO SUCCESS
I understand that this is an especially difficult time, and that students are navigating a variety of challenges. I know that it can be especially challenging to learn effectively if you have trouble meeting basic needs like having a safe place to sleep and enough food to eat. If you are finding it difficult to navigate any challenges outside of class, I encourage you to reach out to me so that I can get you connected to resources that may be helpful.
This course is graded on a P/NP basis. You will succeed if you do the following:
If you are having difficulty completing any of the minimum requirements to pass this course, it is essential that you communicate with me -- the sooner, the better. Remember that reaching out for support is a sign of strength, not weakness!
TENTATIVE COURSE CALENDAR
Below you will find a list of topics we will cover in this course. Please note that the dates we will cover each topic are subject to change.
|DATE & TOPIC:
|9/7: Norms & expectations
|9/14: Time management
|9/21: POSSE BIG MEETING 5-7PM - NO CLASS
|9/28: Posse Career Workshop with Samantha Bahena, Posse Chicago Career Program Specialist
|10/5: My First Writing Assignment
|10/12: Campus resources (Assignment #1 Time Management due)
|10/19: FALL BREAK - NO CLASS
|10/26: Visioning Ceremony in Tappan Square
|11/2: How I Made It
|11/23: THANKSGIVING - NO CLASS
|12/7: First Semester Closure