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Stark State College

Class Syllabus


 

Division Name: Arts and Sciences

Department Name: Communication, Humanities, and Reading

Term: Fall 2020_1st Semester

 

Course Information

Course Name: College and Career Success Skills

Course Number: IDS 115

Course Modality: ☒ Classroom/Lab ☐ Web 2 ☐Web 3 ☐Web 4

Class Days/Times: Monday-Friday

Campus Location: Northwest High School

Room Number: 116

 

Instructor Information

Instructor Name: Alicia Manning

Office Hours: During Conference Period

Office Location: Northwest HS- Room 116

SSC Email Address:   amanning@starkstate.edu

Northwest Email Address: manning.a@northwest.sparcc.org

Northwest Google Account: alicia.manning@nw.sparcc.org

Google Classroom Code: mn376uh

 

Required Materials

Textbook(s):  Harrington, C. (2016). Student Success in College: Doing What Works (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.  ISBN:  978-1-337-40613-0

Additional Materials:  Binder for Course Materials; Stark State Planner/Assignment Book – Free from Bookstore

 

Methods of Assessment/Methods of Evaluation

(1) Class activities based on text chapters will facilitate student applications of skills and strategies presented. Read each chapter prior to class. See your calendar for specific due dates.

(2) Computer assignments are done with Internet access to Blackboard and other websites as directed.  A handout describing the log in procedure will be displayed separately in class.  

(3) Daily Class Activities will be determined by the instructor.  Point values will vary, depending on the nature of the activity and will be turned in at the end of class unless specified other by the instructor. 

 

(4) Other Assignments, such as journals, are typically performed outside of class and will be turned in at the beginning of the next class (unless specified other by the instructor) in order to receive points.  Point values may vary depending on the nature of the assignment.

 

(5) Quizzes from text chapters will be administered for each chapter.  The content and form of each quiz will be compatible with the exercises provided in the textbook practice exercises.  One chapter will be covered approximately every 2 weeks. 

(6) Each student will complete a final project.

Classroom Rules/Expectations

1. Masks MUST be worn at all times unless granted permission by me. No exceptions. You should have extra masks in your bag or in your locker.

  • Intentional vs. Accidental

    • Intentional

      1. 1st Infraction- Warning- Send name(s) to office-Phone call home

      2. 2nd Infraction- Emergency removal- phone call home

      3. 3rd Infraction- Online schooling

    • Accidental

      1. 1st Infraction- Warning

      2. 2nd Infraction- Warning- Call home

      3. 3rd Infraction- Lunch detention

      4. 4th Infraction- Detention

2. Be respectful of yourself, other people, and property

3. You will need a binder or folder for note-taking and to keep track of worksheets, handouts, tests, etc.

4. NO PHONES!!! NO EARBUDS!!! School wide rule.

  • 1st offence-phone on my desk till end of the period
  • 2nd offence-phone to office to be picked up at the end of the day
  • 3rd offence-phone to office for parent to pick up

5. Cheating will not be tolerated: 

  • 1st offence-Zero for the assignment
  • 2nd offence-Meeting with Mr. Hirschman

6. Absolutely no bullying or teasing of anyone

7. Do not disrupt the class

8. Attendance during class: 1 Hall Pass a week for bathroom or locker ONLY- Use a study hall or lunch to go to the guidance, attendance (unless called upon), or main office.

9. On time: Be in class before the late bell rings. Turn in all assignments on time. No late work will be accepted.

10. Do not speak when the teacher or another student is speaking. Raise your hand to answer a question.

11. Come prepared with materials needed for class and with a positive attitude!

12. No complaining

13. HAVE FUN!

 

CCP and HS Credit grading Scale

90-100% - A 89-80% - B 79-70% - C 69-60% - D 0-59% - F

 

Class Policies

(Established by the instructor and cannot conflict with the College’s Policies and Procedures)
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Additional Information/Requirements

 

A NOTE ON COURSE MATERIALS

Some of the materials and experiences in this course may present you with ideas that oppose your beliefs and values, and you may find some of the material offensive. Bear in mind that we are not advocating nor asking you to approve of, adopt, believe, or embrace any of the points of view found in the material we will study in this class. Understand that one of the reasons you are in college is to expand your knowledge; it is important that each of us recognize our own personal biases and be open to hearing alternative viewpoints. By remaining in this class, you consent to being exposed to the assigned materials. Alternative assignments will not be offered.


 

Academic Withdrawal Dates

POLICY:

A student may drop a class or all courses from the College during the first seven (7) calendar days (excluding holidays and emergency closings) of any academic period without academic penalty. Any changes made during this period will not become a part of the student’s academic record. Students should refer to the posted refund schedule. 

 

After the first seven (7) calendar days (excluding holidays and emergency closings), the College gives students an opportunity to withdraw from a class or all courses. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw by the published withdrawal date and to satisfy any financial obligations to the College. A student is officially withdrawn from a course once a signed “Schedule Change” form has been submitted to the Academics Records/Registrar’s Office. A grade of “W” will appear on the student’s academic record. 

 

Beyond the published withdrawal date through the end of the last instructional day, a student with an emergency or extenuating circumstance may receive a grade of “W” only upon consultation with the instructor and approval from the department chair. Sufficient supporting documentation shall be provided by the student when making such a request.

 

If a student is a financial aid recipient, it is strongly recommended the student consult with a financial aid representative to discuss ramifications of withdrawing. 

     

PROCEDURE:

1.     After the first seven (7) calendar days (excluding holidays and emergency closings), the College requires students to obtain the instructor’s, advisor’s, or department chair’s signature, and to submit the form to the Academic Records/Registrar’s Office to process the withdrawal. The person signing the Schedule Change form should discuss the reason for the withdrawal with students to ensure they are aware of all their options. Web 3 and Web 4 students can submit an electronic request for withdrawal, including discussion of all options, via the instructor, advisor, or department chair to the Academic Records/Registrar’s Office. The Schedule Change form is available via the mystarkstate portal.

2.      A student is officially withdrawn from a class once a signed “Schedule Change” form has been submitted to the Academic Records/Registrar’s Office. A grade of “W” will appear on the student’s academic record after the first seven (7) calendar days (excluding holidays and emergency closings) of any academic period, as long as the student withdraws before the published withdrawal date.

3.      Failure to follow the procedures may result in the student remaining registered for the class and accepting the grade outcome on the academic record at the end of the semester.

 

Deadline to Process Withdrawal Form for This Class:  November 23, 2020 

 

College Credit Plus

Important dates are different for College Credit Plus students. Please go to the link below for the most current information.

https://www.starkstate.edu/admissions/collegecreditplus/dates/

 

Course Outline/Calendar

In case of events beyond the control of faculty that interfere with class times and teaching, adjustments may be made to date of coverage, order of coverage, and date of exams and assignments to ensure full coverage of course content.

 

The location of the course calendar will be communicated by the instructor the first day of classes
 

Grading:

 

There will be a total of 500 points for this course:

  • Journals – 10 pts. each.  (70 points tota1)

Each journal entry must be 250 words minimum – typed, double-spaced, 12 font – and must include examples from your reading.  Prompt is found in each chapter folder in Blackboard.

 

College and Career Success Skills Journal Assignments by Chapter

Chapter

Prompt

Points

1

Bloom’s Taxonomy

10

2

Career Self-Assessment

10

3

Dusting Off the Cobwebs

10

4

What Do Effective Leaders Do

10

5

What steps are involved in writing a paper?

10

6

The Power of Networks

10

7

Celebrating Success

10


 

  • Seven Non-Journal Assignments – 20 points each.  (140 pts. total). Directions and plans located in each chapter folder in Blackboard.

Non-Journaling Assignments

Chapter

Assignment

Points

1

Tell Me About a Time When…

20

2

Values Auction

20

3

Note taking Models

20

4

Quit Talking; I Know What to Do

20

5

You be the Judge

20

6

You Expect Me to do WHAT? Talk to People?

20

7

Life is Full of Hard Knocks

20

 

  • Attendance and Participation – 34 pts. total (2 points full attendance per class for 16-week sessions)

  • Quizzes – 70 points total from quizzes – 10 points each (quiz bank for each chapter is located in the chapter folder in Blackboard)

  • Career Services Assignment – 20 points

  • Instructor Choice Additions – 120 points (instructor will delegate points and assignments found under resources in each chapter folder in Blackboard)

  • Final presentation – 30 pts. total

Students will choose a career to research, preferably within their major.  Students must provide a brief overview of the career pathway including necessary education and steps to achieve chosen career title starting at the entry level.  [For example, to become a surgeon, a student must graduate with a bachelor’s degree, take the MCAT, get accepted to medical school, graduate medical school, work as an intern for one year, apply to a residency program, complete a residency, and finally find a job in their chosen locale.] Students will also locate a (credible) professional association affiliated with their chosen career.  Students must locate the code of ethics and present the basic tenets of the code.  An APA or MLA bibliography is required.  Teachers choice in using Power Point or another visual aid.

 

  • Grading Totals

Assignment Name

Points Each

Total Points

Journals 

10

70

Seven Non-Journal Assignments 

20

140

Attendance and Participation 

2 attendance points per week for 16-week sessions; 4 attendance points per week for 8-week sessions; instructor chooses how to award the remainder

 

50

Quizzes 

10

70

Career Services Assignment

20

20

Instructor Choice Additions 

Instructor Choice

120

Final presentation 

30

30

     

Total Course Points

 

500


 

Scoring Rubric for Classroom Discussion

Category

Scoring Criteria

Total Points

Score

Level of Engagement

Contributes to class activities by offering quality ideas and asking appropriate questions on a regular basis; Actively engages others in class discussions by inviting their comments

10

 

Preparedness

Prepared for class with assignments and required materials; Accurately expresses foundational knowledge pertaining to issues raised during the discussion 

5

 

Attitude

Consistently positive, cooperative attitude during class; Always supportive of other students’ ideas

5

 

Score   

Total Points 

20

 


 

Scoring Rubric for Writing

Category

Scoring Criteria

Total Points

Score

Content/Ideas

Writes related, quality paragraphs, with little or no details.

 

2

 

Vocabulary/Word Choice

Uses a variety of word choice to make writing interesting.

 

2

 

Voice

Uses correct writing format.

2

 

Sentence Fluency

Uses simple compound, and complex, sentences.

2

 

Conventions

Maintains agreement between parts of speech. Few errors in mechanics. Applies basic college level spelling.

 

2

 

Score

Total Points

10

 


 

Scoring Rubric for Oral Presentations

 

Category

 

Scoring Criteria

Total Points

 

Score

 

Organization

(3 points)

The type of presentation is appropriate for the topic and audience.

1

 

Information is presented in a logical sequence

1

 

Presentation appropriately cites requisite number of references

1

 


 

Content

(9 points)

Introduction is attention-getting, lays out the problem well, and establishes a framework for the rest of the presentation

1

 

Technical terms are well-defined in language appropriate for the target audience

1

 

Presentation contains accurate information

2

 

Material included is relevant to the overall message/purpose

2

 

Appropriate amount of material is prepared, and points made reflect well their relative importance

2

 

There is an obvious conclusion summarizing the presentation

1

 


 

Presentation

(8 points)

Speaker maintains good eye contact with the audience and is appropriately animated (e.g., gestures, moving around, etc.)

1

 

Speaker uses a clear, audible voice

1

 

Delivery is poised, controlled, and smooth

1

 

Good language skills and pronunciation are used

1

 

Visual aids are well prepared, informative, effective, and not distracting

1

 

Length of presentation is within the assigned time limits

1

 

Information was well communicated

2

 

Score

Total Points

20

 




 

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