Spring 2012 Orientation


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Spring 2012 Orientation

  1. 1. A brief introduction:College History—A Tradition of Education Founded in 1939--- by the Sisters of St. Domenic of CaldwellAt the core of a Caldwell College education is our liberal artscurriculum. Students develop the whole self as they absorblearning through our liberal arts core: the humanities; thephysical and biological sciences, and mathematics; the socialsciences; and the enriched core which includes catholic anddominican tradition, global awareness and culturalunderstanding, and ethical inquiry and applications.The knowledge, intellectual skills, sensitivities and creativity youacquire transcend any major of study and profession for alifetime of growth.
  2. 2. to understand what is expected of meto be informed regarding policies and proceduresto learn about the rich history and tradition of Caldwell Collegeto be an informed and engaged studentnow that Caldwell’s online program is becoming more popular, we know that some students are combining online and external so this is our opportunity to explain the differences.
  3. 3. Online courses are equivalent to regular, in class courses. The difference is that students don’t have to spend time commuting to class.These courses are different than external course in that they require more weekly interaction with the online course.Online courses are highly interactive and there is a significant discussion component to them. Depending on the professor, you will also be required to log in a certain amount of times per week.You can work on these classes at the times that are convenient to you but you WILL HAVE DEADLINES of when assignments are due.You should expect to dedicate 2 hours per credit per week towards each online class you take. This includes online work including posts and outside online work.In order to participate successfully in an online course, you must have reliable internet access, including an email account and access to the web.
  4. 4. You will need to log in to your interactive classroom called Moodle.What will you find posted on Moodle?? Syllabus Supplemental reading Forum room (discussion area) Attachment (area to submit assignments) Expectations for the course Deadlines Rules
  5. 5. It is important that you become familiar with material & dates—theAcademic Calendar is listed in every course offering brochure and on-line college catalogs. The calendar will provide you with the dates for: Add/Drop, Withdrawal and RegistrationIt is also important to get familiar with Survival Skills that all collegestudents need: Time Management/Study /Skills For tips on how to work on these skills, visit our Online Advising webpage: http://www.caldwell.edu/student- success/online.aspxLearn to review the course syllabus: it’s the ―contract‖ between you and your professor.Learn how to use the College Web Site as an information toolIf you have a question—just ask
  6. 6. Know your resources and support at Caldwell.Your Advisor & Staff at the Center for Student Success(http://www.caldwell.edu/student-success/online.aspx)Your facultyJenning’s LibraryAcademic Support CenterBursar’s OfficeFinancial AidAnd REMEMBER---to keep Connected Keep in communication with your professor and advisor. All of us at Caldwell College are here to help you be the best student you can be.
  7. 7. http://www.caldwell.edu/student_services/ › To access Campus e-mail, MyPortal, & Moodle/http://www.caldwell.edu/student-success/ › To access the Center for Student Successhttp://www.caldwell.edu/student- success/online.aspx › To access your Advisor and Online Advisement Pagehttp://caldwell.learninghouse.com/ › To access your courses and on-line use tutorial
  8. 8. Use only your College E-mail account when communicating with your professors and college staff.A MUST!!!!A college NET ID (E-mail) account gives you access to the Library’s scholarly Databases and to professor’s On-Line Classes (Moodle).ON-LINE REGISTRATION & ACCOUNTS. With your password/pin number you will have access to— On-line registration, student account information, grades, Financial Aid and moreYour NET ID and e-mail information will be e-mailed to you. FOR THOSE STUDENTS TAKING A COMBINATION OF EXTERNAL AND ON-LINE CLASSES AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO COME TO CAMPUS A COLLEGE ID WILL BE SENT TO YOU WHEN REQUESTED. › WWW.CALDWELL.EDU/STUDENT_SERVICES/ID.CARDS.ASPX
  9. 9. Here’s the Scoop…What it is—what it will do—and why.A Student NET ID (e-mail) Account will give you access to-- the On-line databases from home to Jennings Library via the college home page –www.caldwell.edu an E-mail account & access to the Computer Lab’s computers and printers It is the ONLY electronic address that you may use when communicating with all College personnel. Your college email will be the main point of contact the college will use to send information and updates. So it is important to check it on a regular basis. Web PIN#/Password will give you access to— Your grades, schedule, student transcript, on-line registration off of the college web site ID card & ID # For security reasons, to gain access to events, you will use this number instead of a SS# to identify you. To get into the movies cheaper!!!! 
  10. 10. While you may not be at the campus of Caldwell College now--You are part of a campus community!And who knows— you may be in the neighborhood one day soon.Options:Concerts/LecturesHomecoming 2011—last Saturday in SeptemberAthletic Events—special ―Center‖ night to bring the familyFitness Center—free Zumba, kickboxing & yoga and moreAll Services—Academic Support Center, Career Development, Personal Counseling.And so much more…
  11. 11. The Center for Student Success Office— 973-618-3203 or 973-618-3374Bursar’s Office—973-618-3227Financial Aid—-973-618-3221Academic Support Center---973-618-3271Campus store/bookstore---973-618-3262Caldwell College---973-618-3000 press 0 for the operator
  12. 12. For new students: Before you are able to schedule your classes,you will need to take an assessment test online if you have nottransferred the appropriate requirement.1. Click on this link to take the appropriate assessment test: http://caldwell.learninghouse.com/course/view.php?id=4232. You will then be asked to login. Login with your NETID Information.3. Upon successful login you will be informed to type in the password. The password is caldwell.4. After entering password select ―enroll me in this course‖5. Lastly, select the test you are required to take.Assessments are given in english, math, and computer science.
  13. 13. Planning• Regardless of your • Get your books, tools, etc. distance, you will feel like a in advance. part of the campus • Find a place to study community and receive clear, personal advising • Review your syllabus through out your time here • Prepare/post to a at Caldwell. calendar—it is important that you keep close track of your due dates (and other obligations as well). • Write everything down! • No Surprises. • Don’t forget to plan in some time for yourself.
  14. 14. One of the key steps to achieving your goals is to spend time thinking about where you are, where you want to go, and how you plan to get there.Get to know yourself. Learn how YOU learnWhen you understand how you accurately and routinely take in information will help you to be a better student. A review of the following website will assist you…http://www.metamath.com/lsweb/dvclear n.htm
  15. 15. Learning: The way a person prefers to learn is called his/her learning style. There is no right or wrong good or bad learning style. It has nothing to do with intelligence or skills. It has everything to do with the way a persons brain works to learn and store information efficiently. Since everyone learns differently, understanding your learning style(s) can help you become a better student.
  16. 16. Prioritize & Make a schedule Students need 2 hours of study per credit per course-Be Creative—  Take advantage of any free time you may have—commuting, waiting in line, waiting for an appointment—always have a book or notes with youLibrary Skills Connect with the Library—Jenning’s Library is your #1 resource…Note Taking… Purchase a 3 ring binder note book, a large pack of notebook paper, and a three ring hole punch.  Print out your syllabi and assignments and place them in your notebookTesting Tips… Review notes on a regular basis10 Tips to help you retain what you read on-line http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/blogging/10-tips-to-retain-more-of-what-you- read-online/Take care of your mind and body Vision check, take breaks, healthy snacks for fuel
  17. 17. Add-Drop Degree Program Plan Withdrawals (AKA—Check Sheets Incompletes Registration forms CCASN Graduation papers Rotation SchedulesThe following forms are not necessarily forms you need to look for andcomplete. If it is not possible to come to campus, simply e-mail youracademic advisor and the form will be filled out for you. These are foryour reference.
  18. 18. Check the Course Offering Brochure for all the Dates…ALWAYS REMEMBER to properly drop a course you will not be taking-failure to do so will result in a failing grade.If you are unsure of this process, please ask your Advisor
  19. 19. Check the course offering brochure for all withdraw dates.All withdraws must be done in writing –ALWAYS REMEMBER to properly withdraw from a course - failure to do so will result in a failing grade. If you are unsure of this process, please ask your Advisor
  20. 20. An Incomplete is only granted in emergency situations with the approval of the Executive Director of the Center for Student Success, and meeting certain/specific criteria.Documentation is required
  21. 21. Your degree program plan-Always keep yours up-to-date!
  22. 22. What happens next semester??? Materials for winter and spring will be available in November and in April for summer and fall. All materials are available on line—check the Academic Calendar for exact dates. How do I register?— On-Line, or by FAX 973-618-3690If I want to speak with my advisor Call the office at 973-618-3339 or 3374 to schedule a phone appointment or send her an e-mail
  23. 23. Become an Active Participant in your Education!Enjoy yourselfBe kind to yourself!Keep Connected—update e-mail etc…& most importantly---Welcome to Caldwell College all of us are so glad you’re here!