SPSU 1001: Hitchhiker's guide to SPSU

Section 007, Meeting in D156, W, 4:00-5:15

Sarah Holliday Office: D230
Phone: 678-915-3421 E-mail: shollida@spsu.edu

Office Hours:
MTRF 4:30-5:50 and by appointment.

Text:
None, but we will use Vista and handouts.

Prerequisites:
Enrollment at SPSU.

Technology:
Vista is accessible from the internet, on or off campus.  There is a computer lab in the Library Knowledge Commons. The use of cell phones, pagers, text or other messaging devices is not allowed during class.

Course topics:
High School vs SPSU, Learning Styles, Study Skills, First weeks, Test taking, Stress Management, Time management, Financial aid, Goals, Goal setting, Honor code, Advising, Degree Works, 2 year plan, Pre-registration, Campus offices, Fees, Midterms, Online courses, Scheduling next term, Library, Resources, Organizations, Cocurricular activities, Communications, Relationships, Diversity, Coops, Internships, What Your Professors Wish you Knew, Recapping the term.

Homework, Quizzes and Examinations:
Assignments will be given over Vista or class handouts.  Expect to write 2-4 paragraphs each week, and check in on Vista almost daily.

Grading Policy:
A 90% or greater average will be awarded A
An 80% or greater average will be awarded B
A 70% or greater average will be awarded C
A 60% or greater average will be awarded D

Honesty:
Be sure you read the relevant section and know and understand the potential penalties in the University Academic Regulations in the current undergraduate catalog or on the campus web site. If you are caught cheating, you will receive a grade of zero for that assignment, and you may be asked to leave the class.
SPSU has an Honor Code and a new procedure relating to when academic misconduct is alleged. All students should be aware of them. Information about the Honor Code and the misconduct procedure may be found at http://spsu.edu/honorcode/

Absence:
If I am contacted with an acceptable excuse before the date of the quiz or exam, then a makeup can be arranged. An acceptable excuse is in writing, contains the student's name, the date of the absence, a signature from a faculty member sponsoring the trip, contact information for the faculty member, and a brief mention of the nature of the trip.

Special needs:
I will attempt to accommodate all students with special needs to the best of my ability, but it is the responsibility of the student to make their needs known to me. Students with disabilities who believe they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the counselor working with disabilities at 678-915-7244 as soon as possible to better assure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

Dates:
First day of class = Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
Holiday: May 28, 2012
Holiday: July 4, 2012
Last day of classes = July 26, 2012.

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