January 25, 2017

Spring 2017 College Intensive Study Program (CISP)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course is exclusively for participants in the Arts & Sciences College Intensive Study Program. In this course, you will learn how to:
 
  • Identify your strengths as a student, understand your motives, and address areas such as procrastination, anxiety, and study skills.
  • Build a community of mutual support and accountability with a small group of fellow students who are working through similar academic difficulties.
  • Work most effectively with peer mentors, instructors, and campus resources

Course Requirements

  • This course is a seminar, so its success relies on your commitment and active participation. Attendance and participation during each class session are required.  Missing more than one class will jeopardize your passing grade.
  • Student grades will be assessed by class participation, which includes attendance, active participation in discussions and weekly written reflections, and completion of online surveys and inventories.

Course Grades

  • Credit/No Credit
  • Participation: 100%
  • There will be NO final exam for this course

Course Materials

Short readings will be provided electronically.
 

Schedule

Note: Syllabus subject to adaptation by instructor(s).
 

Date

Topic

 

Reading/Activity to Complete

Sunday, Jan 15

Introduction: What Are We Trying To Accomplish? What’s in it for you? Goal setting, Norming

 

Get to know me game

 

1

Week of Jan 15

Managing Time, Tasks, Will Power, and Distractions I

 

Settle on a planner (paper vs. electronic), enter exam/quiz dates, due dates, big events

 

Complete First Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI)

 

2

Week of

Jan 22

 

Growth Mindsets

 

Intro reading

Complete Mindset survey

3

Week of

Jan 29

 

ABT Mindset Management Tools

5:1, Self, Others, Situations, Just Enough

 

4

Week of Feb 5

Active Studying, Note Taking, and Retrieval Practice I

Create elaboration exercises and self-testing questions relevant to at least one upcoming exam.

5

Week of Feb 12

 

Going to Office Hours I

Complete First Office Hours Questionnaire

6

Week of Feb 19

Countering Procrastination

Bring a course syllabus to class

7

Week of Feb 26

 

ABT Mindset Management Tools

 

Scan,Snap, Savor,

ASA Shift

8

Week of March 5

 

Crafting Your Narrative

Resume, Cover letter session from Career Center

 

 

Complete VIA Survey. Help in framing setbacks as positive learning experiences for summer resume?

 

Week 9

NO CLASS-SPRING BREAK

 

10

Week of March 19

Active Studying, Note Taking, and Retrieval Practice II

Create elaboration exercises and self-testing questions relevant to at least one upcoming exam.

 

11
Week of March 26

 

Bouncing Back From Setbacks

 

ABT Narrative Reflection Exercise

12

Week of April 2

 

Going to Office Hours II

Complete Second Questionnaire

13

Week of April 9

 

Managing Time, Tasks, Will Power, and Distractions II

Create Battle Plan for Finals

14

Week of April 16

Mindfulness, Focus and Communication

 

 

Complete Second LASSI

15

Week of April 23

Giving and Receiving Feedback

 

 

 

 

 

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