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Campus website catalogscavengerhunt

  1. 1. Activity: Using Your Campus Website and College CatalogNAME: Brandon Miller SLS 1001 Ref. #423849 Instructor: Leith Mazzochi PART 1: Campus Website Complete the following:1. List three items you can find on the campus homepage: 1. Campus life 2. Career center 3. Current students2. Locate the following information from your academic calendar: 1. When is the last day to withdraw from courses? March 20 2012 2. What holidays occur this term? Spring Break 3. What is the last day of classes? May 2nd 2012 4. When do finals begin? End? April 26th –May 2nd 20123. List three items you could find on campus library page: 1. Finding articles____________________________________________________ 2. Finding Books________________________________________________________________ 3. Services________________________________________________________________________ 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. Computer Programming And Analyst 2. Computer Systems Specialist 3. Crime Scene 5. Find the calendar of campus events. List one event that you would like to attend and its date/time.
  2. 2. Baseball vs. St. Thomas UniversityWhenMon, April 16, 6pm – 9pm
  3. 3. 6. Find the student handbook. List three topics within it. 1. Campus Directories 2. Important Phone Numbers 3. Student Organizations7. Find a list of student organizations. List one that you would be interested in joining. The African-American Student Union8. Find information on financial assistance. Identify one type of financial assistance on your campus. Scholarships9. Find information about any other campus office or service that interests you. List the office or serviceand describe why it interests you.I would have to say campus safety only because I believe safety is vital in this worldPART 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. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans and Foundation scholarship2. Find the curriculum in which you plan to major. a. Compare/contrast courses suggested for your first term with those suggested for your final term. How do you account for similarities/differences? They seem to be pretty much the same in some cases though one might be harder than the other when it comes to requirements b. Examine the curriculum carefully. Locate two courses in your major area and read their descriptions. Which will you find more enjoyable? Why? I think I will find computer programming easier only because I am very good with computers
  4. 4. 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? that some of the courses were easier than I thought but the other one might be very hard for me.3. Using your college catalog glossary or other campus resource, define each of the following terms in yourown words:Academic calendar: the time during which a school, college or university holds classes.Drop: to drop a courseWithdrawal: to withdraw from a courseResidency: The fact of living in a place.Elective: An optional course of study.Syllabus: An outline of the subjects in a course of study or teaching: "there isnt time to cover the syllabusTranscript: A written or printed version of material originally presented in another mediumPrerequisites:A thing required as a prior condition for something else to happen.Transfer credit: Transfer credit, credit transfer or advanced standing are the terms used by colleges anduniversities for the procedure of grantingCredit hour: semester hour: a unit of academic credit; one hour a week for an academic semester.
  5. 5. Activity: Identifying Campus ResourcesCampus ResourcesNow that you have completed the Scavenger Hunt of what’s on your campus. Go to each of the followinglocations on your campus and find out what it offers in order to answer the following questions: 1. College Bookstore. Other than textbooks, what does the bookstore sell? Games and movies also school supplies almost anything a student needs is there2. Library. Other than books for checkout, what other materials and/or services are available at your library?One example is tutoring and labs3. Career Services. What resources are available at your campus career services office? Career services help you explore careers, choose a career/major, learn job seeking skills and find a job.4. Learning Resource Center. What resources are available at your campus learning resource center?You’re resources can vary from taking tests and doing mandatory labs5. Student Life. What resources are available at your student life center? It offers resources such as Campus Recreation/Intramural Athletics and Educational Enhancement.6. Campus Safety/Security. What resources are available at your campus safety/security office? crime prevention, crime reporting, crime awareness, and general campus safety7. Academic Advising. What resources are available at your campus academic advising office? New Student Orientation to Transfer Services, and more.8. Registration. What resources are available at your campus Registration office?Register for classes and get assistance9. Dean of Student Affairs. What resources are available at your campus Dean of Student Affairs office? Dean: Janice Stubbs is willing to help anyone she can. 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