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Course Number: Course Title: Experience Palm Beach State College
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: SLS1501
Course Title: Introduction to the College
Experience
Term/Dates: Fall 2016
Reference Number: 216779
Credit Hours: 3
Clock Hours: n/a
credits
Days: TR
Time: 9:30-10:45
Room: TC106
Course Description: The course enhances success and retention of students entering Palm Beach State College.
Students will engage in meaningful self-assessment, develop and strengthen academic skills, participate in career
exploration and educational planning, and explore college culture and academic resources.
Professor’s Information
Name: Dr. Pamela Mason-Egan
Telephone: 561-868-4223
Office Location: TC117
Email: [email protected]
Faculty Web Page:
Office Hours: MW 8:15-9:30; T/R 8:15-9:30
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/pf/Faculty.aspx?id=masonep&S=1 TR1:00-3:00; MW 1:00-2:00 & by
appointment
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Title
POWER: Learning and Your Life:
Essentials of Student Success
w/additional material and connect plus
access.
Edition Author
2nd
Robert Feldman
edition
Publisher
McGraw-Hill
Irwin
ISBN
9781308498232
*Please do not purchase any
books until after we meet for
the first day of class. I do not
require Connect access so you
will have the option to
purchase online or even rent
the textbook.
Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class:
Notes: Unwrapped books are considered used at the bookstore and cannot be returned for a refund.
Equipment and Supplies: Palm Beach State College Panther Card, USB flash drive, #2 pencils, scantron sheets for
testing, black or blue pens, stapler, highlighters, Palm Beach State College Catalog and Student Handbook (available
online).
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
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Engage in our college culture and utilize academic resources
Explore and research career options
Establish an educational plan
Develop and strengthen academic skills
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/IE_CourseOutlines/IE_ShowOutline.asp?show=Y&CourseID=SLS1501
Class Information
Methods of Instruction: Because of the interactive nature of this course, a variety of instructional methods will
be used including lecture, group discussion, group activities, video, guest speakers, and exploration activities.
The course utilizes cooperative learning which is the instructional use of small groups so that students work
together to maximize their own and each other’s learning. Learning is a collaborative exchange!
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false
representation with respect to the student's academic performance. The student will earn a failing grade for the
exam/assignment/project if found to be:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the
course, (3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly
and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby
work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the
student under whose name the work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook for further information.
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/catalog/studenthandbook/
Or to the Library Libguides resource center for more information on plagiarism:
http://palmbeachstate.libguides.com/plagiarismresourcecenter
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
Class Requirements (**Subject to Change**)
Textbook Readings and/or Topics covered
 Please refer to the course schedule/outline to determine the chapter or pages in your textbook to read
before class. Be prepared to discuss the assigned section(s)/chapter(s). Chapter topics include:
o Welcome to college/College Success/POWER
o Values, goals, time
o Learning Styles
o Making Decisions and Problem Solving (Critical Thinking)
o Reading, Studying, and Information Literacy
o Listening, Note-taking, and Memory
o Test-taking
o Diversity
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Stress
Careers
Self-Assessments
 Throughout the semester students will be asked to complete assessments to gain knowledge and insight
into their skills, aptitudes, and learning styles.
Homework (20 pts./each)
 Homework assignments will vary from week to week—please see the course outline for listing of major
assignments.
 Major Assignments include the following:
o Your Academic Autobiography
o Values Clarification Exercise
o Time Management Weekly Planner
o Personal Goals Assignment
o Learning Styles Narrative
o Educational Plan Assignment
o Exploring College Culture/Web Hunt
Chapter Quizzes (10 pts./each)
 After each chapter there will be a short quiz (up to 10 questions). Quiz dates will be announced in class.
Career Project Presentation (100 pts.)
 For your Career Project, you’ll be creating a PowerPoint presentation (approx. 8 min) on a career that is of
interest to you. The specifics of the project will be provided to you in class. You will be signing up to present
on a particular day and will be responsible for making sure you are ready to present—Late presentations will
incur a 15 point penalty. Should you decide not to present your project, you will be allowed to submit to me
for a grade no higher than 60.
Orientations-Computer Lab, Career Center, Library, Advising (20 pts./each)
 Each student is expected to attend the orientations. The dates for each are listed on the syllabus and course
outline. Please note: attendance is mandatory for our trips to the orientations. Each Lab Orientation counts
as a “quiz grade.”
 Important Lab Orientation Dates:
o Computer Lab (TC204)-o Career Center/Advising (CT105)—
o Library (1st floor to start)—
Extra Credit:
• You will have the opportunity to earn extra credit (10 points) by completing the Palm Beach State College
Student Assessment of Courses and Faculty.
Final Exam (100 pts.)
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The final exam is cumulative and will include all chapters covered during the course. Please note: All students must take
the comprehensive final exam in order to pass the course.
 The date of your final exam is December 15th in our regular classroom.
Grading:
All grades will be posted on Blackboard gradebook throughout the semester. However, final grades will be posted on
PanterWeb.
Letter Grade
A
B
C
D
F
P
N
S
U
Points
460-414
413-368
367-322
321-276
275 and below
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Professors are required to take attendance. Students are expected to attend all courses and course activities for which
they are registered. Any class meeting missed, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity for learning and may
adversely affect a student’s achievement in the course. Students are required to attend at least 90% of the class
meetings in order to receive credit for the course. An accurate record of attendance will be kept. If a student misses
one-third or more of a class session, the student will be counted absent. Three tardies will count as one absence. Leaving
early is the same as being tardy. Please note: falling asleep during class will count as an absence. The penalty for
absences are as follows: 4 or more absences—one letter grade deducted from final grade.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
 All cell phones MUST be turned off or silenced (no buzzing) and put away during class.
 NO texting during class--texting during class will result in an "absence."
 NO laptop use during class.
 All Palm Beach State College students will be given a college email address-please make sure you know how to
access it and check it often-I will be contacting you via your college email throughout the semester.
Late Assignment Policy:
Each assignment is designed to help students understand, acquire, and apply the strategies presented in class.
Assignments are only collected on due dates in class—I do not accept emailed assignments. Late assignments will be
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penalized and will only be accepted at the next class meeting--Late assignments will NOT be accepted after that date has
passed.
Make-up Exam Policy:
This course will have only one exam – The Final Exam – for which there is NO possibility of a make-up without instructor
permission. Missed Exam = “0” factored into your final grade. No make-up quizzes are allowed unless previous
arrangements have been made with the instructor.
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false
representation with respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the
course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and
intentionally assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby
work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the
student under whose name the work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the
student handbook).
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning
environment reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in
expulsion from the course or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer
operations through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are
available through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled
Student Services Advisors and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website
at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building
and only in areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the
final course grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall
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communicate the grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term,
students should be notified of any changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to
students in a course syllabus at the beginning of the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade,
please follow the procedures as outlined in the student handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students
for each class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct
themselves in a responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and
regulations of the College and are responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the
student handbook, the College catalog and other College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for
class, participating in class, and completing assignments on time.
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is November 4th 2016 It is the
responsibility of the student to use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official
withdrawal entitles the student to a grade of "W" in the class.
Department Contact Information
Name: Monica Hamlin
Telephone: 561-868-3945
Job Title: Department Co-Chair
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Office Location: BA103
Email: [email protected]
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