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CNSA 490/590: Teaching First Year College Students: Syllabus

Course Information

CNSA 490/590 Teaching First-Year Students Summer 2015
Julia Roland & Stacy Voeller

 

Below you will find a short recap of what is due overall by credits:

  • 1 Credits
    • 11 Journal Article Critiques/Reflections
  • 2 Credits
    • 11 Journal Article Critiques/Reflections Total
    • FYE Syllabus
  • 3 Credits
    • 14 Journal Article Critiques/Reflections Total
    • CAS Standard of your choosing
      • Requested by you to have printed off for your use. No further work necessary.
    • FYE Syllabus
    • Assessment Rubric
      • Will do in class on August 6th. No further work necessary.

 

 

Course Requirements/Assignments:

Weekly Journal Article Reflections (Noted in the Course Calendar under Assignments as JA Reflections)

Write a 1-2 page reflection on each Journal Article using the following outline:

Section 1

Write a paragraph-long synopsis of the article which includes the statement of the problem or issue discussed and the author’s purpose, approach or methods, hypothesis, and major conclusion(s). The bulk of your critique, however, should consist of your qualified opinion of the article.

Section 2

Describe how you envision using information from this article in your professional life.

Section 3

Describe something you disagree with or maybe found to be not useful in the article.

Section 4

Include the citation of the article in APA format.

 

FYE Syllabus

Complete a FYE Syllabus

CAS Professional Standards

Review the CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education section/Self -Assessment Guide (SAG) that is geared to your area of interest in Student Affairs and write a 2 page reflection on the CAS SAG of your choosing using the following outline:

Section 1

Indicate what SAG you chose and the rationale for choosing that section.

Section 2

Describe what part of the SAG you chose seemed to be most useful and how you envision utilizing this information in your professional life.

Section 3

Describe what you found to be confusing or most difficult when reviewing the CAS SAG.

 

CAS Standards for Student Leadership Programs were handed out to the class.

Additional CAS Standards chosen by students were handed out in class.

 

Assessment Rubric

Will work on together in class on August 6th, 2015


 

 

Evaluation & Grading Policy:

Grading:

Assignment

Point Value

Totals

1cr

2cr

3cr

Due

Points

Due

Points

Due

Points

Journal Article Critiques

10 points per Article

11

110

11

110

14

140

FYE Syllabus

150 points

NA

NA

1

150

1

150

CAS Standards

75 points

NA

NA

NA

NA

1

75

Assessment Rubric

75 points

NA

NA

NA

NA

1

75

Overall Total Points:

110

260

440

 

 

Grading Scale:                                                                                                                                   

A = 90% or above                   B = 80% - 89%                        C = 70% - 79%
D = 60% - 69%                       F = below 60%

Course Schedule:

Note: The instructors reserve the right to change topics, assignments, and due dates. Students will be notified in class or through email.

Date

Topic

Assignments

Required of:

1cr

2cr

3cr

July 9th

 

Understand the major roles, responsibilities, and activities of a college undergraduate educator

3 Assigned JA Reflections

3

3

3

1 Self Selected JA Reflections

 

 

1

July 16th

Knows Instruction theory and methods relevant to teaching new college

3 Assigned JA Reflections

3

3

3

1 Self Selected JA Reflections

 

 

1

July 23rd

(NO CLASS - TEDx)

 

 

 

 

 

July 30th

(moved from July 23rd)

Learns how to create effective assessment outcomes of student learning

3 Assigned JA Reflections

3

3

3

1 Self Selected JA Reflections

 

 

1

July 30th

Gains Knowledge of the Wellness Model and College Student Developmental Theories & Learns to identify and locate the available campus resources related to student

3 2 Assigned JA Reflections

2

2

2

1 Self Selected JA Reflections

 

 

1

CAS Standards

(Handed out in class)

 

 

1

August 6th

Understands ethical, legal, and multicultural issues associated with education preparation and training

3 Assigned JA Reflections

3

3

3

1 Self Selected JA Reflections

 

 

1

FYE Syllabus

(Bring to Class Completed)

 

1

1

Assessment Rubric

(Will Complete in Class)

 

 

1

 

Please complete required readings prior to class.

Note: This course syllabus is the planned outline for the class. Various items may be added or deleted at the discretion of the professor.