January 25, 2017

Welcome to the Spring 2018 College Intensive Study Program (CISP)!


Course Description & Objectives

This course is exclusively for participants in the Arts & Sciences College Intensive Study Program (CISP). The specific objectives of the course are to:
  • Increase participants’ confidence in their ability and/or chances to succeed academically;
  • Strengthen participants’ growth mindset and increase their resilience;
  • Improve participants’ ability to effectively address procrastination, anxiety, learning/study skills, and similar areas related to academic success; and
  • Increase participants’ comfort with building and relying on a support network that includes peers, faculty, and staff.

Course Requirements

  • This course is a seminar, so its success relies on each student's commitment and engagement. Students must attend and participate during each class session. Missing more than three classes will jeopardize a passing grade. 
  • The instructor will base students’ grades primarily on class participation, which includes regular attendance; active engagement during discussions; and completion of surveys, inventories, and periodically assigned reflection prompts. Students are asked to answer all assigned written reflection questions by 11:59 p.m. CST the following Sunday night.  

Course Grades

  • Credit/No Credit: 1.0 credit
  • Participation: 100% of final grade
  • No final exam 

Course Materials

The instructor will provide assigned readings electronically.