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Orientation - ONO11 Syllabus

ONO 011 – ONWARD Orientation Class Syllabus – Fall (Sample)

Instructor: Ann Smith
Office: 123 East Annex
Phone: 581-2319
Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:00
Schedule/location:
Tuesday 9:30 – 10:30am
130 Barrows Hall
Thursday 9:30 – 10:30am
See Schedule for Homegroups

Course Description:

The Onward Orientation/Success Class, is designed to examine the significant issues most common to the transitional experience of entering the University of Maine through the Onward Program. With your full cooperation this course will provide you with the foundation for greater success in college and in life. You will have the opportunity to learn many proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional and personal success. Learning objectives for the course are to:

  • Master effective study skills – improving skills in notetaking, reading, and test taking.
  • Take charge of your life – learning how to take greater personal responsibility, gaining more control over outcomes.
  • Improve personal self-management – learning strategies for taking control of your time and energy
  • Improve Computer Literacy – improving skills in First Class Email, URSIS, DSIS and Web Research.
  • Develop mutually supportive relationships – learning how to develop meaningful relationships with people who will support you to achieve your goals.
  • Understanding the Academic Calendar and Academic Actions of the University

Tuesday/Thursday Class Design:

Each Tuesday the class will meet as a full group, in Rm 130 Barrows Hall

Thursday classes you will be broken into smaller Homegroups to work with your Peer Advisors (PAs). Each Thursday will offer you an opportunity to learn more about yourselves, the University of Maine campus, programs, and resources. Each Group will follow the syllabus and meet at the designated location.

Group #1 – PAs Christine and Nicole
Group #2 – PAs John and Lisa
Group #3 – PAs Laura and Dianne
Group #4 – PAs Mark and Sara

Orientation Syllabus

Grading Policy:

This course is graded Pass/Fail. To Pass the course students must earn 86 out of 100 possible points from the following grading system. Students earning less than 86 points will earn a Failing grade.

Attendance/participation:

Each full class period attended = 3 points. Points will be reduced for lateness. Excessive tardiness may be counted as absences

Tues. 9/4 ____ Thurs. 9/6 ____

Tues. 9/11 ____ Thurs. 9/13 ____

Tues. 9/18 ____ Thurs. 9/20 ____

Tues. 9/25 ____ Thurs. 9/27 Biology Field Trip

Tues. 10/2 ____ Thurs. 10/4 ____

Tues. 10/9 FALL BREAK Thurs. 10/11 ____

Tues. 10/16 ____ Thurs. 10/18 ____

Tues. 10/23 ____ Thurs. 10/25 ____

Tues. 10/30 ____ Thurs. 11/1 ____

Tues. 11/6 ____ Thurs. 11/8 ____

Tues. 11/13 ____ Thurs. 11/15 ____

Tues. 11/20 ____ Thurs. 11/22 THANKSGIVING

Tues. 11/27 ____ Thurs. 11/29 ____

Tues. 12/4 ____ Thurs. 12/6 ____

Tues. 12/11 ____ Thurs. 12/13 PARTY and AWARDS

Total _____ (78 points possible)

Homework Assignments:

7 assignments each = 3 points. PAs sign off on completed homework

Orientation Week Evaluation One point____

Assignment #1 (Time Management assignment) ____

Assignment #2 (Email assignment) ____

Assignment #3 (Notetaking assignment) ____

Assignment #4 (MicroWord assignment) ____

Assignment #5 (DSIS assignment) ____

Assignment #6 (Victim assignment) ____

Assignment #7 (URSIS assignment) ____

Total _____ (22 points possible)

Attendance Total _____

Homework Total _____

Class Total ______ (86/100 Pass)

 

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