Activity: Using Your Campus Website and College CatalogaNAME: ANDRES GARCIA 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. Future Students. 2. Current Students. 3. Career Center. 2. Locate the following information from your academic calendar: 1. When is the last day to withdraw from courses? 3-20-2012 2. What holidays occur this term? 1-16-2012 Martin Luther King. 3. What is the last day of classes? 4-19-2012 4. When do finals begin? End? 4-19-12 to 5-02-2012 3. List three items you could find on campus library page: 1. English/ESL Lab 2. Math Lab 3. Reading Lab Does the library have an online catalog that you can use to see if a particular book is in the library? ____YES _X___NO 4. Find the list of degree or certification programs. List three that interest you. 1. Business Management. 2. Accounting Technology. 3. Marketing Management. 5. Find the calendar of campus events. List one event that you would like to attend and its date/time. Building Code Administration, Plan Review & Building Code Inspection Services, College wide Friday, April 27, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM 6. Find the student handbook. List three topics within it. 1. Mission Statement. 2. Board of Trustees. 3. President Broward College. 7. Find a list of student organizations. List one that you would be interested in joining. African –American Student Union.
8. Find information on financial assistance. Identify one type of financial assistance on your campus. Scholarships 9. Find information about any other campus office or service that interests you. List the office orservice and describe why it interests you. A. Hugh Adams Central Campus Building 19 Lobby 954-201-6573Finance Assistance- GrantsBecause they are federal and state programs that do not require payment. XPART 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 Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Florida Student Assistance Grant2. 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? Similarities: Focus on business. Differences: More Challenges. b. Examine the curriculum carefully. Locate two courses in your major area and read their descriptions. Which will you find more enjoyable? Why? Telecommunications, Money and Banking; which I consider very important as a part of the basis life. 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? It’s different, since the one I’m taking it refers to how to become a better organized student, learn how to be committed to any work, teaches how to choose the best career for you, and be successful in your college life. While the other ones are more specifically referring to a special matter.3. Using your college catalog glossary or other campus resource, define each of the following termsin your own words:Academic calendar: It shows the registrations dates, baccalaureate calendar, Weekend College,international’s student admission deadlines, and the final exams scheduled.Drop: A Student drops a course but remains enrolled in one or more courses at the University orCollege
Withdrawal: To "drop with a W" is quite a bit different from simply dropping a class. During the first several weeks of a semester you can drop a class from your course load with no penalty -- known as the "add-drop period" at my school at least. Residency: It means in a specific place, often for a certain length of time. Elective: An optional study; a course that a student may select from among alternatives. Syllabus: A summary outline of a discourse, treatise, or course of study or of examination requirements Transcript: A college transcript is an official document that describes a students academic record. Prerequisites: A school, sometimes but not always a university, offering special instruction in professional or technical subjects. Transfer credit: It’s when you transfer the credits that you have accumulated during a study that it had being done in the past, to a present faculty. Credit hour: The credit hour is the basic unit of measure for college credit. 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? Pens, pencils, color pencils, bags, charts, rules.2. Library. Other than books for checkout, what other materials and/or services are available at yourlibrary? Use of the internet, rent films.3. Career Services. What resources are available at your campus career services office? Advising, Schedule advising, Career guidance, transfer services.4. Learning Resource Center. What resources are available at your campus learning resource center? It offers students a variety of learning options including free tutoring services and computer access to assist students with their research.
5. Student Life. What resources are available at your student life center? Calendar of events, campus recreation, competitive edge, forms, healthy student living, student card ID, leadership development, intercollegiate athletics.6. Campus Safety/Security. What resources are available at your campus safety/security office? Crime prevention, crime reporting, contact information, alcohol and drug use policy, crime awareness and campus safety.7. Academic Advising. What resources are available at your campus academic advising office? Career planning and educational planning, employment services, disability services, bookstores, learning resource centers, 24/7 online tutoring for BC students, libraries, mentor program, childcare services.8. Registration. What resources are available at your campus Registration office? Add/drop; maintain notification list, my schedule, registration date and time, registration history, update vehicle info.9. Dean of Student Affairs. What resources are available at your campus Dean of Student Affairsoffice? The student affair has unique services and functions to provide students with a total package of information, assistance, and enrichment. The staff, faculty and administration will help to develop and achieve goals. 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