Jun 03, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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OR 0911 - Foundations of Student Success

1 lecture hours 0 lab hours 1 credits
Course Description
This course is designed to support students who are struggling academically, indicated by either a term, cumulative, or major GPA that falls below a 2.0.  In this course, students develop skills such as time management, study strategies, goal setting, motivation, and others to become independent learners and successful MSOE students. Through discussion, weekly tutoring, regular meetings with their instructor, and other activities, students will discover how to take responsibility for their own learning. (prereq: none) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Develop and apply the learning strategies necessary for academic success
  • View learning as a process that can be planned and monitored
  • Learn to develop accountability to self and others for their learning process
  • Recognize the academic and non-academic reasons that impede their progress
  • Know what supports are available to aid in their academic success

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Obstacles to academic success
  • Time management, developing a study plan, and interpreting course syllabi & expectations
  • Internal behaviors impacting student success
  • External factors impacting student success
  • Identifying, implementing and adapting success strategies
  • Calculating GPA and assessing academic progress
  • Test preparation
  • Making an academic success plan

Cassie Vosters

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