Activity: Using Your Campus Website and College CatalogNAME: Mirnell D. Gonzalez 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. Career Center 2. Advising and Counseling 3. Programs of Study 2. 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? Martin Luther King’s Birthday and Spring Break. 3. What is the last day of classes? May 2, 2012. 4. When do finals begin? End? Finals begin on: April 13, 2012. Finals end on: May 2, 2012 3. List three items you could find on campus library page: 1. The address. 2. The telephone. 3. The hours. 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. Music Technology Additional to that, I don’t like anything else. 5. Find the calendar of campus events. List one event that you would like to attend with its date/time. * I will likely attend the Open Climb Challenge on Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m.
6. Find the student handbook. List three topics within it. 1. Campus Directories 2. Students Rights and Responsibilities 3. Student Planner7. Find a list of student organizations. List one that you would be interested to join. * I will be interested to join the “So_Addikted Club” which is dance club.8. Find information on financial assistance. Identify one type of financial assistance on your campus. * One of the financial assistance on our campus would be; Grants. 9. Find information about any other campus office or service that interests you. List the office orservice and describe why it interests you.* One of the services that interests me on Central Campus would be; “Christian CampusFellowship”, because the club teaches people about the bible and offers encouragement to all.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 might be eligible for GRANTS- are funded by federal or state programs and do not require repayment, and LOANS- all subsidized and unsubsidized student loans are funded directly from the federal government through the William D. Ford Direct Loan program. Loans must be repaid with interest in a specific time period after a period of non-enrollment.2. 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? * I believe all of them are equally important and very interesting courses. However, thosesuggested for final term are college level classes. In this moment I am still taking remedial classeswhich will prepare me to face those with high standards.
b. Examine the curriculum carefully. Locate two courses in your major area and read their descriptions. Which will you find more enjoyable? Why? * Social/Behavioral Science and Biological Science. I find these areas more enjoyable because, both deals with things that I will be studying and working later on in my future. Even though, I don’t like science a lot, I am looking forward to these two areas. 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? * I think their descriptions go well with the course content. They are exactly how I imagine they would be. However, the descriptions for the courses I identify in exercise B could be different from the course content. I just have to wait until I take the classes on those areas.3. By using your college catalog glossary or other campus resource, define each of the followingterms in your own words:Academic calendar: is where colleges and universities keep track of current and upcoming events.Drop: to cease from being a member or participant.Withdrawal: an act or process of withdrawing; retreat, removal, or detachment.Residency: a status needed to live in a specific place or country.Elective: open to choice; optional; not required.Syllabus: an outline or other brief statement of the main points of a course.Transcript: an official report supplied by a school on the record of an individual student, listingsubjects studied, grades received, etc.Prerequisites: required beforehand.Transfer credit: is a college level credit that can be transfer to any institution.Credit hour: is the unit by which an institution measures student’s course work and completion.
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? It sells everything you need to be prepared for college and classes. For example, you can find notebooks, pencils and pens, book bags, jackets and t-shirts, hats, uniforms, supplies for specific courses, snacks, beverages, etc.2. Library. Other than books for checkout, what other materials and/or services are available at yourlibrary? Just like the College Bookstore, the Library has everything you also need when looking for materials. However, one of the greatest services the library offers I will say is the computers. Also, the library has an electronic catalog and databases that facilitate research and students learning are available.3. Career Services. What resources are available at your campus career services office? At the Career Services you can find resources like; computers, advisors, and even when searching for jobs this is the perfect place to go. This place also helps you find the perfect career for you and your future.4. Learning Resource Center. What resources are available at your campus learning resource center? In Learning Resource Center, you can also find computers. Also, they help you with learning labs, tutoring services, and classroom support.5. Student Life. What resources are available at your student life center? At Student Life, we can find the following resources; Calendar of Events Student Activity Center Campus Recreation Student Life Events Competitive Edge Student Organizations Forms Student Publications Healthy Student Living Volunteer Office Past Events Intercollegiate Athletics Student ID Card Tigertail Center Leadership Development The Five Goals
6. Campus Safety/Security. What resources are available at your campus safety/security office? *They have brochures about safety graphics. *Students can request someone to escort them. *They explain how to use emergency boxes. *You can obtain the parking hang tag.7. Academic Advising. What resources are available at your campus academic advising office? Academic Advising offers services or resources that could be benefit for us. The advising offices provide information, advice, and assistance in making academic and career decisions. Academic Advisers help us students develop an educational plan, asses our progress as we continue our studies, and effectively use campus services and learning resources.8. Registration. What resources are available at your campus Registration office? At Registration we can find the following resources; Registration Date Add/Drop My Schedule Tuition & Fees9. Dean of Student Affairs. What resources are available at your campus Dean of Student Affairsoffice? At Dean of Student Affairs we can find the following resources: Admissions Forms International Students Advising & Counseling Publications Athletics Registration Career Student Life Current Students Student Success Disability Services Testing Financial Services Tigertail Future Students Veteran Services Workstudy 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