ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE – FRESHMAN SEMINAR I
Office #: UC 1108
Office Phone: 245-4378
Office Hours: M - R 4:00-5:00
Course Goals: To orient students to the university and it’s facilities; to improve study habits; to develop an appreciation for the value of higher education ; to learn to seek and accept academic responsibilities; to assist students in the development of a foundation for personal, social, and academic growth; and to familiarize students with the appropriate use of college resources.
Special Services: The Access Office is committed to assisting students to pursue educational goals to the fullest of their abilities. The program is responsible for coordination of services for students with disabilities. The primary objectives are to provide reasonable accommodations and ensure that campus programs and activities are accessible to disabled students. If you require special classroom accommodations or modifications because of a documents disability, talk to me at the beginning of the semester. You must be registered with the Access Office I Nevins Hall, Room 1115 at (245-2498).
Attendance Policy: You are allowed two (2) absences during the semester. Three (3) absences will result in a 10pt. drop of your grade. Four (4) absences will result in a 20pt.
drop. Anyone having over four (4) absences will fail VSU 1101.
Cell phones are not allowed in VSU 1101. Violation of this rule will result in points deducted form your final grade.
Required Textbook and Materials: Keys to Success-Building Successful
Intelligence for College,
Career and Life
Your final grade in VSU 1101 will be comprised of the following:
Career Research Paper Requirements
The paper must be a minimum of 3 full typed pages. You should have a title page, the paper, a bibliography, (3 sources minimum) page, and the computer printout stapled together when you turn it in on the designated day.
Any paper that DOES NOT contain the computer printout will result in a grade of ZERO!
VSU 1101 Syllabus
Week 1 (Aug. 13-16) Introduction to VSU 1101/Course overview/ Syllabus Assign Lifelines
Week 2 (Aug. 20-23) Begin Lifelines
Week 3 (Aug. 27-30) Complete Lifelines/Discussion and activities/
4 (Sept. 3-6)
Week 5 (Sept. 10-13)
Week 6 (Sept. 17-20)
Cornell Method of Note taking
Week 7(Sept. 24-27)
Career Services Seminar
Week 8 (Oct. (1-4) VSU Core Curriculum-Read Chapter 1
(Advising Begins for VSU)
Week 9 (Oct 8-11) Cont. with VSU Core/Academic Classes & Goals Worksheet & Due
Week 10 (Oct-15-18) Fall Break/Review for Exam #1
Week 11(Oct 22-25) Exam
Week 12 (Oct29-Nov 1) Cont. w/Ch. 7 Library Seminar
Week 13 (Nov 5 – 8) Ch.1 – History/Structure/Admin of VSU
Career Paper Due!
Week 14 (Nov 12-15) Drug & Alcohol Awareness
Grade Point Averages
Week 15 (Nov 19-22) GPA Worksheet
Week 16 (Nov 26-29) Conclude GPA work/Review for Comprehensive
Final Exam/ Evaluations
Dec 3 (M) Last class day
Dec 4 (T) Final exam prep day
Dec 5, 6, 7 (W, R & F) Final Exams