SLS 1001 Ref. #416209 Instructor: Leith MazzochiName: Katherine Delgado Date: 11/16/2011 Activity: Using Your Campus Website and College Catalog PART 1: Campus Website Complete the following: 1. List three items you can find on the campus homepage: 1. Advising and Counseling. 2. Programs of Study. 3. Maps and Campuses. 2. Locate the following information from your academic calendar: 1. When is the last day to withdraw from courses? October 26, 2011. 2. What holidays occur this term? Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Holiday. 3. What is the last day of classes? December 12, 2011. 4. When do finals begin? End? December 6-12, 2011. 3. List three items you could find on campus library page: 1. Library hours and Phone Numbers. 2. Campuses Library Locations. 3. Lab Offerings (all campuses). Does the library have an online catalog that you can use to see if a particular book is in the library? __x__YES ____NO 4. Find the list of degree or certification programs. List three that interest you. 1. Associate in Arts. 2. Culinary Arts Management. 3. Computer Systems Specialist.
5. Find the calendar of campus events. List one event that you would like to attend and itsdate/time. - Event: Open Climb Challenge - Date: November 19, 2011 - Time: 12:00pm6. Find the student handbook. List three topics within it. 1. Students Rights and Responsibilities. 2. Physical Fitness and Recreation. 3. Student Code Conduct.7. Find a list of student organizations. List one that you would be interested in joining - Pre Med Club8. Find information on financial assistance. Identify one type of financial assistance on yourcampus. - Student Loans. 9. Find information about any other campus office or service that interests you. List the office orservice and describe why it interests you.- I am interest in the Book Store because is very quiet and I have notice that most of the peopleworking there don’t speak Spanish. Sometimes an ESL may feel uncomfortable or ashamed ofasking questions I know that because I had been in the same situation. So I would help them withwhat they need and to feel more comfortable buying their books.PART 2: College CatalogUse your college print or online catalog to complete the following.1. Find and record information about two scholarships/loans for which you might be eligible.- I only qualify for the Marriott Scholarship Program because I am Hispanic, resident, freshman andI plan to study full time. The awards for this scholarship is $9,000 to pay for tuition and books, theyoffer internships in hotels this is the only scholarship I qualify of the Broward list scholarships. I amalso eligible for FAFSA because I have a younger brother and the income in my house is not enoughto pay for my classes.
2. Find the curriculum in which you plan to major. a. Compare/contrast courses suggested for your first term with those suggested for your finalterm. How do you account for similarities/differences? - the differences between the courses suggested for this term is that I am taking remedial classes, these classes are helping me a lot and SLS that is teaching me how to manage my time, life, money and every key to help me have a better journey for my future. The classes that I will take on my final term are going to be Math and Science because my Associate in Arts requires many of these classes. The similarities is that I am building my future with little steps maybe I am behind taking remedial classes but that doesn’t bother me. I see things from the bright side; I am learning and preparing myself to take the other classes as good as possible. b. Examine the curriculum carefully. Locate two courses in your major area and read their descriptions. Which will you find more enjoyable? Why? - CHM 1040 and CHM 2210 - I would find more enjoyable CHM 1040 (Chemistry) because this is the step of my career and I love chemistry I haven’t taken this classes since I was in 11 th grade of High School. This is general Chemistry without going to deep in the subjects the periodic table, ions, ionic and covalent compounds, formula writing and more. I know the other subject is related to chemistry but these courses are going deep so for me to be able to understand this subject CHM 2210(Organic Chemistry) I need to begin with the basic. c. Read the description for each of the courses in which you are now enrolled. How do the descriptions compare to the actual content of the course? What conclusion(s) might you draw about the courses and descriptions you identified in b? - ENC0025: this class was a little challenging because I only have classes on Friday for four hours, the professor is a good teacher the only problem is that in this 6 week classes the professor rush and didn’t covered all the material that she wanted so I had to study by own which is not a problem for me. She didn’t enforce in writing skills so it doesn’t covered all the descriptions. - REA0017: She is a great teacher and she covered everything since the labs and the class, we finish with my book and the course description is the same as the class.
- SLS1001: Obviously the description with the course are similar because this class has taught the students how to manage better our lives, college is another level high school is over we are “growing ups” who need to put all of their effort in studying for our future. This class also has taught me to communicate better with other personally. - The courses I identified in B are the most important ones because are based on my careers but as I said these courses have been the basic for me to grow up not only in knowledge but in confidence with myself. I notice that college is not easy if you don’t put all your effort.3. Using your college catalog glossary or other campus resource, define each of the followingterms in your own words: -Academic calendar: important days during the term, including holidays, no classes, dropping classes, midterms and finals. -Drop: When a student doesn’t want to continue taking the class or cannot take the class, so he/she stop attending to class or drop. -Withdrawal: When the student drops the course, depending if the student drops the course before the deadline they will receive a refund from their money. If they procrastinate and wait after the withdrawal ling day the student will not receive their refund. -Residency: A document that shows if the students resided in the state for 12 months after the beginning of classes. -Elective: Some electives are required in order to get a degree, others electives help you in the weakest areas and strength the others. Students see the electives as a opportunity to relax. -Syllabus: Deadlines and description of the course assignments, regulations, attendance policy and rules depending on the professor. -Transcript: A academic report that specifies all your classes taken during the years, including the grades and the GPA. -Prerequisites: Some professors require taking prerequisites classes to help the student understand the main classes. Classes taking in order to take other classes. -Transfer credit: Credit classes that can be used to study a major career in the university. -Credit hours: Credits are courses taken in college/universities. Depend on the career, how many credits the student can take.
GROUP APPLICATION: On a piece of paper Identify three to five additional words or phrases you’ve heard around campus but aren’t sure you understand. Don’t sign your name to the paper. In class I will assign groups after all the pages are collected and I will randomly select several words or phrases for the class to discuss. Activity: Identifying Campus ResourcesCampus ResourcesNow that you have completed the Scavenger Hunt of what’s on your campus. Go to each of thefollowing locations on your campus and find out what it offers in order to answer the followingquestions: 1. College Bookstore. Other than textbooks, what does the bookstore sell? - The bookstore sell scantrons, pen, pencil, new and used books, codes for the lab, blue book for the finals, paper, binders and even ice cream and more. All the material a student needs in order to learn in class.2. Library. Other than books for checkout, what other materials and/or services are available atyour library? - They have quiet rooms on the second floor and small rooms on the first floor so that the students can concentrate better, they even sell bracelets, they have computers, they also have the daycare area and obviously books everywhere. In order to use the computer and books of the library the students has to have a Public Broward library card.3. Career Services. What resources are available at your campus career services office? - In the career center you can used the computer, with or without an appointment. There you can find your advisor these persons are responsible of teaching the students even if they are freshman or senior to take a class wisely and understanding that the students are paying for a good advice.4. Learning Resource Center. What resources are available at your campus learning resourcecenter? - The Learning Resources Center offers the computer for the students to work on their assignments, tutor for math, science, and reading and writing, there the students take the test for their labs.5. Student Life. What resources are available at your student life center? - The student life has many resources for the students to feel comfortable, they have a room with games, computers, chess games and study groups. It’s a place where the student can relax and put stress aside.
6. Campus Safety/Security. What resources are available at your campus safety/security office? - In the Campus Safety/Security office you can find brochures about how safety, you also can find graphics and percentages of bad situations like (robbery, rapping, etc). If the students is getting late at night from their classroom, the students can request a person to escort them. The security office also explains you how to use the emergency boxes.7. Academic Advising. What resources are available at your campus academic advising office? - They help you overcome stress, they also have stress management workshop, time management, anxiety management, information about careers and workshops so the students can be benefit to understand better what is taught in the workshops like (how to write a resume, information about universities, help you how to skill a course that you are week on).8. Registration. What resources are available at your campus Registration office? - The registration office offers computer, they you can find any information about the requirements for admission and residency. They also have brochures about the different courses and paper the new students must complete. All of the students are familiar with this place because they went first straight ahead to the Registration Office. There you can also find information about FAFSA, loan or grants.9. Dean of Student Affairs. What resources are available at your campus Dean of Student Affairsoffice? - In the Dean of Student Affairs office you can find help from people for example with alcoholism, help you managing your money, feel accepted by the community and can help you understand different cultures. Most of all you find someone you can talk with, they could help you in many ways. They also offer peer mentee brochures. Atkinson, R., & Longman, D. (2012). Choosing Success in Community College and Beyond. Module 2.1 Understanding the Language of Your School: Catalog and Website Content. McGraw Hill