|Counseling (COUN) 120 ONLINE - Syllabus|
Instructor/Counselor: Cindy Morrin and Alison Do
Office Location: Room A-212 (Counseling Center)
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You must complete an online orientation within the first week of class to make sure you are ready for online learning. Visit the Online Success Student Support Website at: http://www.gcccd.edu/online/student/default.html. You must read through steps 1-4 and take the online learning quiz in step 1. You will have a quiz in Blackboard the first week on this website (steps 1-4) and the syllabus. You must complete this within the first week by the deadline posted or you will be dropped from this course.
Blackboard for Online Classroom Work and Participation:
Blackboard is the course management system platform that we will be using. You will be participating in discussions, doing assignments, taking quizzes, emailing, and checking your grades in Blackboard. It is important that you check Blackboard daily for updates and class information. You will have weekly quizzes, discussion boards (DB’s), reading, and assignments that must be posted via your Blackboard container. It is nice to have high-speed internet connectivity at home. If you do not, I would highly advise you become familiar with our campus computers and campus labs.
Accessing your Blackboard (Bb) Account:
Required E-Textbook and Materials
Your textbook is fully online. You will need a high speed internet connection to read your text. You can use the computers and campus labs to read your text, but I advice you have a system at home.
Grading - Check your grades under "My Grades" in Blackboard
Total Points = 580
87-100% awarded for work that exceeds
expectations and/or shows exceptional effort, skill, or
Online Interactive Reading in College Scope:
You will be reading two online chapters every week starting the second week after you have completed the Online Assessments the first week. Each chapter contains journals, quizzes, and activities. You cannot advance to the next chapter until you’ve completed these activities. Access your text at http://www.collegescope.com/ccs/cuyamaca.
Online Discussion Board (Db) in Blackboard:
You will respond to a weekly Db on Blackboard in this class, beginning with the first week to introduce yourself. This is an asynchronous chat room where you will view all student replies. You will be sharing your assignments and reflections on the Db as assigned. You must reply to at least two other students for full Db points. You will receive 10 points for your first post and 2 points for each response. Be thoughtful in your posts.
Online Quizzes (Weekly):
You will have a short “EASY” quiz on each chapter each week. These quizzes must be completed in Blackboard and are due every Sunday night at 11:55 PM. You should read your CollegeScope chapters before you take your quizzes for the week (because this is an 8 week course, you will have two quizzes a week for two chapters). You will have an orientation quiz the first week of class. You cannot make up a quiz or the points if you do not take it by the deadline.
You will have a number of assignments to complete throughout the semester. You will receive detailed instructions in Blackboard for each assignment. The assignments due dates are listed in the Course Schedule in Blackboard and details/instructions for each assignment is located under Assignments in Blackboard. You must upload your assignment in Blackboard in the Assignment section.
Items are due every Sunday night by 11:55 PM. You cannot make up a quiz once the deadline has passed. Late Reading and Assignments will receive partial credit depending on how late the assignment and/or reading is. Extra credit opportunities will be announced throughout the semester. Ask your instructor for details.
Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact Disabled Student Services & Programs (DSPS) early in the semester so that reasonable accommodations may be implemented as soon as possible. DSP&S website is http://www.cuyamaca.edu/dsps/.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1) Personal Growth and Life Management
a. Self-Assessment: Personality (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator); Interests (Strong Vocational Interest Inventory) Values and Multiple Intelligences
b. Life Management: Goal setting, decision making, time/money management, behavior modification
c. Motivation: Intrinsic and extrinsic; Locus of control
d. Life Stages: Adult development (Erikson, Levinson, Sheehy)
e. Interpersonal Communication: Speaking, listening, conflict resolution
f. Diversity: Social diversity, prejudice and discrimination
2) Career Assessment and Research
3) Lifelong Learning
a. Psychological Principles of Learning and Memory; Note taking and test taking strategies
b. Learning Style and Personal Learning Strategies
c. Pre-Writing Techniques (Resume, Term Paper)
4) Health and Wellness
a. Wellness: Physical, nutritional, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual
b. Health, Exercise and Nutrition
c. Psychology of Stress Management
5) Critical and Creative Thinking
a. Critical Thinking
b. Creative Thinking
c. Methodology of a Social Science
Course Objectives (Expected Student Learning Outcomes)
Students will be able to:
1) Examine various motivational strategies and apply them to their success in college.
2) Examine vocational interests, values and personality theory to evaluate appropriate careers and college majors.
3) Analyze learning style and multiple intelligences to identify learning strategies that will facilitate productivity in college.
4) Analyze potential career choices by evaluating future job outlook, skills and salaries.
5) Evaluate learning strategies (memory, reading, note taking, test taking, time management) and demonstrate how to use them to facilitate college success.
6) Examine lifelong success skills that facilitate optimal communication, critical and positive thinking.
Method of Evaluation (Measuring Student Learning Outcomes with Representative Assignments)
A grading system will be established by the instructor and implemented uniformly. Grades will be based on demonstrated proficiency in subject matter determined by multiple measurements for evaluation, one of which must be essay exams, skills demonstration or, where appropriate, the symbol system.
1) Objective and essay quizzes and exams that measure students’ ability to apply physiological, social and psychological principles to success in college, careers and life.
2) Assessment of personality, interests, values and learning styles.
3) Written exercises or journal entries in which students assess their current behavior and make plans for improvement.
4) Writing assignments or journals describing personality, interests, values, learning styles, multiple intelligences, learning styles and lifetime goals.
5) Based on the behavior modification model presented in the text, students will complete a project to practice the techniques and establish a new pattern of behavior.
6) Completion of career research project that includes career description, outlook, skills required, and education needed.
7) Completion of an educational plan to match career goals.
|Registration||November 26 - January 26|
|Payment Deadline for Registration Fees||January 17|
|Holiday (Martin Luther King Day)||January 21*|
|Professional Development - Organizational Meetings||January 22 - 25|
|Regular Day & Evening Classes Begin||January 28|
|Program Adjustment||January 28 - February 8|
|Census Day (Semester length Classes)||February 11|
|Holiday (Lincoln's Birthday Observed)||February 15 & 16*(Friday & Saturday)|
|Holiday (Washington's Birthday Observed)||February 18*|
|Last Day to Apply for P/NP Semester Length Classes||March 1|
|Last Day to Apply for Spring 2013 Degree/Certificate||March 22|
|End of First 8-Week Session||March 23|
|Spring Recess||March 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29*|
|Spring Holiday||March 29 & 30*(Friday & Saturday)|
|Second 8 - Week Session Begins||April 1|
|Last Day to Drop Semester Length Classes||April 26|
|End of Second 8-Week Session||May 25|
|Holiday (Memorial Day)||May 27*|
|Final Examinations||May 28, 29, 30, 31, June 1 & 3|
|Close of Spring Semester||June 3|
|Instructor Grade Deadline||June 4|
|Grossmont Commencement||June 5 (Wednesday)|
|Cuyamaca Commencement||June 6 (Thursday)|
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Cindy Morrin, MA
Associate Professor, Counselor
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