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I'm Dr. House, your course edugator! That's right-your edugator. I'm here to guide you in the profession, as well as share with you what I've learned in my 16 years of experience working in higher education.
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About this course
This is a fully online course delivered in Canvas. All activity will take place asynchronously according to the Course Schedule. The course will provide an overview of the literature and research on American college students. After reviewing the literature on student transition to college, student collegiate experiences, student development in college, and college impact on students, the focus will be on effective institutional policies and practices in enhancing positive student college experiences, learning, and other desirable outcomes.
succeeding in this course
In order to successfully complete this course, you will need to complete several reading assignments, watch course videos, contribute to discussions, and write two papers. There will be one final comprehensive exam covering what we've talked about this semester. The majority of your grade is based on the two papers. Read the course syllabus for more information on how the course is graded. You should budget enough time to complete all assignments and papers in a timely manner. This in mind, set aside up to 8-10 hours weekly to engage in coursework.
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My expectations of you are simple:
Meet Canvas technical requirements
Have reliable internet access
Be active-log in 2-3 times weekly
Follow the rules of Netiquette
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Reference sources at all times
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What you can expect from me-
"I am a pragmatic edugator who uses a constructivist approach to teaching. I will collaborate and exchange ideas with you. I ask for your best and will give no less in return!" Specifically, I will: "Be available for you via my posted virtual office hours and appointments as needed." "Answer your emails within 48 hours." "Treat you as an emerging professional, respecting your ideas and offering constructive feedback when necessary." "Challenge and encourage you!"
Student affairs Success Roadmap
Have a heart for helping students
Educate yourself-get a firm understanding of theory, practices, and opportunities available
Gain field work experience in the field & stay abreast of current events globally
Network & join professional organizations
Research schools and apply for positions that are best fit for your skills & personality
Establish and maintain a professional presence on social media
After finishing your Master's degree, participate in professional development regularly, and pursue a doctorate if needed for a desired position after two years work experience
Enjoy the fruits of your labor & share your wisdom with aspiring HE Admins
Now you're ready to get started!
Click the next button appearing at the bottom right of the screen for textbook information and then read over the syllabus. After reviewing the syllabus, you will take a short syllabus check-in quiz. When you complete the quiz, begin the course by clicking Modules on the left course menu and begin with Module One.