What email address or phone number would you like to use to sign in to Docs.com?
If you already have an account that you use with Office or other Microsoft services, enter it here.
Or sign in with:
Signing in allows you to download and like content, and it provides the authors analytical data about your interactions with their content.
Embed code for: CCD_IDS1107_2e_Strategies_for_Success__10-1-13
Select a size
All courses require a syllabus. Syllabi may be photocopied and/or posted on the class Blackboard Companion site. Faculty must review the course syllabus with students on the first day of class.
Course Prefix & Number: IDS1107
Course Title: Strategies For Success
Course Format: On-line , Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
Course Schedule: Online
Faculty: Earned doctorate or master’s degree in psychology, sociology, critical thinking or philosophy or master’s degree with 18 graduate credit hours in subject taught.
Office Hours: To be announced by Faculty
Course Description: Addresses skills to enable students to establish foundations upon which to build in college and the business world. Central to the philosophy of the course is the concept that individuals are responsible for their own actions and can regulate their own behavior through goal-setting, self- reflection and self-evaluation in an academic environment and in the corporate world.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Apply skills that facilitate college success---learning style, reading, studying, test-taking and critical thinking.
Set short-term and long-term goals, evaluate progress, and modify goals.
Identify strategies to enhance positive thinking, persistence and motivation.
Develop effective time management techniques.
Create a career portfolio.
Exhibit technology competency.
Critically evaluate outcomes of decisions.
Utilize effective problem-solving skills.
Explain cultural barriers and demonstrate cultural competence.
Manage stress associated with balancing school, family, money, and work.
Grading and Evaluation Methods:
Percent of Total Grade
Class Participation, Discussions, Group Projects
Sundays of Weeks 1,2,3 & 4
Journals (at least one each week)
Sundays of Weeks 1,2,3,4
Skills, activities, or presentation
Sundays of Weeks 1,2,3, 4
Sunday of Week 4
Up to 64.99%
Feldman, R. (2014). Power Learning and Your: Life Essentials for Student Success (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-776651-1.
Topical Outline/Course Assignments/Calendar:
Week ONE Learning Objective(s)- 1, 2, 3, 4
Assigned Reading – Chapters 1,2
Suggested Learning Activities
- Lecture, discussion, and activities including but not limited to identifying learning style, setting short-term and long-term goals, identify factors contributing to wasting time, developing an effective time-management chart
Pre-test, quiz, activities, assignments, reflective journal on weekly course topics
Week Two Learning Objective(s)- 1
Assigned Reading – Chapters 3-5
Suggested Learning Activities
Lecture, discussion, and activities including but not limited to taking effective notes, developing effective test-taking skills, reducing test anxiety, learning how to actively read, and enhancing focus and memory.
Quiz, activities, assignments, reflective journal on weekly course topics .
Week Three Learning Objective(s)- 5-8
Assigned Reading- Chapters 6-8
Lecture, discussion, and activities including but not limited to career planning, creating a career portfolio, interviewing, technology and information competency, netiquette, research using the web, making decisions, and using critical thinking to solve problems.
Quiz, activities, assignments, reflective journal on weekly course topics
Week Four Learning Objective(s)- 9-10
Assigned Reading- Chapters 9-10
Lecture, discussion, and activities including but not limited to building cultural competence, understanding diversity in the workplace, communicating in the workplace, and juggling stress, family, money, and work.
Quiz, activities, assignments, reflective journal on weekly course topics, final exam, post test.
Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic conduct, professional honesty, and personal integrity. Plagiarism, cheating and other misconduct are serious violations and will not be tolerated, and may result in academic penalties, including suspension or dismissal.
Participation is a basic requirement for an effective learning community. Students’ participation will be assessed and reflected in the participation grade. Class participation is based on the following criteria: arriving to class on-time; paying attention during lectures and discussions;
respectful listening when someone else is speaking; being engaged in the class and in your learning without distractions such as texting, side-bar conversations, checking your phone or email etc.
Makeup exams will be allowed only with pre-approval of the instructor or with an acceptable, documented reason. Acceptable reasons for makeup exams include severe illness, family emergency or other unavoidable events. Exam format for makeup exams may be different than the original exam but the content for the exam will not change.
Assignments are due at the start of class on the day noted. Late assignments without penalty will be accepted only in cases of emergency. Students should discuss turning in late work directly with the instructor and in advance of the due date whenever possible. Late assignments will not be accepted if the assignment has already been graded and returned to the class.
This class is a community of learners, which means we will depend upon each other for support and information. In order to learn, we must be open to the views of people different than ourselves. Please honor the uniqueness of your classmates and appreciate the opportunity we have to learn from one another. Please respect each other’s’ opinions and refrain from personal attacks or demeaning comments of any kind.
It is of the utmost importance to communicate with courtesy and professionalism. Professional courtesy includes respecting other’s opinions, being courteous and respectful, and working together in the spirit of cooperation.
University and Program Policies
Students are expected to abide by the policies set forth in the University Catalog and the Student Program Handbook/Manual. The University Catalog is available electronically at
http://www.keiseruniversity.edu/catalog/http://www.keiseruniversity.edu/catalog/. The Program Student Handbook/Manual is available electronically at the direction of your instructor.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), students who require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to properly execute coursework must complete the application process and receive approval from the review committee. The first step is to consult with the Campus President or Dean of Academic Affairs.
IDS1107 Strategies For Success Master Syllabus 08-14-15Page 1s, developing effective test-taking skills, reducing test anxiety, learning how to actively read, and enhancing focus and memory.
Lecture, discussion, and activities including but not limited to building cultural competence, understanding diversity in the workplace