FYEX 101:Fall 2006 Huntingdon College

The First Year Experience Seminar

Instructor: Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy

Bellingrath, Room 105

Phone: (334)-833-4462 (w) (334)-361-9446 (h)

E-mail: maureenm@huntingdon.edu

Class Meeting Time: Mondays, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

Class Location: TBA

Office Hours: Please see attached office hours schedule, also posted

on Instructor’s office door; other times by appointment.

Required Text Material: The student is required to read and be ready to discuss the course reading requirements (see the online schedule of topics at

http://www.huntingdon.edu/student_life/fye prior to the class meeting each week). Topics for required reading are listed on the online schedule and will be provided in class.

Course Description: The First Year Experience Seminar (FYEX 101), requires students and the Instructor to participate in a variety of discourses related to the topics of the first year experience at Huntingdon College, including general college survival skills, such as coping with roommates, balancing academic and social activities in college, time management, study skills, preparation for examinations, and the Huntingdon Honor Code. Through this exposure, the student will develop the skills needed to provide a solid foundation for success during the first year of college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the First Year Experience at Huntingdon College is to mentor new students during their transition into our college community. The First Year Experience seeks to:

 

Drafted and approved by the 2005 FYE Facilitators

2005 FYE Workshop

June 1-3, 2005

Reaffirmed by the 1006 FYE Facilitators, June 2006

 

Course Objectives: Objectives of the First Year Experience Seminar (FYEX 101) include for each student enrolled in the course:

    1. to make the transition from high school, junior college, other colleges, or the workplace to Huntingdon more manageable for by identifying campus resources available to help each student to be successful in college,
    2. to learn the techniques and importance of effective time management and study skills,
    3. to understand the meaning and importance of the Huntingdon Honor Code and commit to its principles,
    4. to develop effective exam-taking strategies with students by providing examples in class,
    5. to begin the process of career/vocation exploration,
    6. to participate in a campus-wide service project and reflect upon its meaning and significance,
    7. to attend three campus cultural events/off-campus activities for enrichment purposes, and
    8. to complete the career exploration module

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance: Attendance is required and will be recorded by the FYEx Facilitator at the beginning of each class or required out-of-class event. All students are required to attend, at a minimum, 75% of the meetings of every class in which they are enrolled. You must attend 11 of the 14 class meetings for this course in order to receive credit (a "P" or pass) for the course. Failure to attend at least 11 of the 14 FYEx 101 classes will result in a grade of "NC" or no credit for the course. Students are expected to arrive for class on time. Failure to be punctual may, at the discretion of the instructor, be recorded as an absence. Individual faculty may set more stringent policies regarding prompt attendance.

Faculty members are expected to recognize that participation in extracurricular events is a significant component in college life, and that some extracurricular events may necessitate student absences. Faculty members are encouraged to make every effort to accommodate students who miss class because of obligations in college sanctioned events. Students are expected to provide adequate notification of expected absences, and to make up missed work or examinations according to the faculty member’s criteria

Absences will be excused when the student is representing the College. All students must attend the last session during the scheduled final examination period in order to receive a "Pass" for the course.

Support Services for Students with Disabilities: Huntingdon College makes every reasonable accommodation for disabilities that have been processed and approved through our Disability Services Committee in accord with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In order to request disability-related services at Huntingdon College, students must self-identify to the Disabilities Intake Coordinator, Mrs. Sandy Montgomery, and provide appropriate and up-to-date documentation to verify their disability or special needs. After the accommodations have been approved by the Disability Services Committee, the 504 Coordinator, Dr. Sid Stubbs, will notify your professor(s) of the Committee's decision. If you have any questions regarding reasonable accommodation or need to request disability-related services, please contact Disability Services at (334) 833-4432 or e-mail

disabilityservices@huntingdon.edu.

Writing Assignments/Requirements: Each student is required to complete assigned writing or an outside assignment based upon the week’s discussion. The assignment will occur during the first few minutes of each class of each week. Each student is required to attend all out-of-class meetings, such as lectures, films, videos, etc.

Class Discussion: Class discussion is encouraged and valued. No point of view will be dismissed, and all students are encouraged to think of issues related to the readings that they would like to see discussed in class.

 

 

 

Time

Mon

Tue

Wed

THUR

Fri

8:00-8:50

OFFICE

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE 102

Smith Recital Hall

OFFICE

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE 102

Smith Recital Hall

 

OFFICE

9:00-9:50

 

CHEM 409

Physical Chem I

 

 

OFFICE

CHEM 409

Physical Chem I

 

 

OFFICE

 

CHEM 409

Physical Chem I

 

10:00-10:50

 

OFFICE

 

OFFICE

OFFICE

RESEARCH

CHEM 385/485

OFFICE

 

11:00-11:50

FYEx 101

LUNCH

CHAPEL

LUNCH

LUNCH

 

 

12:00-12:50

CHEM 406

Biochemistry I

 

 

OFFICE

CHEM 406

Biochemistry I

 

 

 

OFFICE

CHEM 406

Biochemistry I

 

 

13:00-13:50

 

 

OFFICE

CHEM 419

P-Chem I Lab

Knockemus Lab

 

 

OFFICE

CHEM 416

Biochemistry I Lab

Knockemus Lab

 

Standing meeting with Provost Montecalvo

14:00-14:50

 

 

OFFICE

CHEM 419

P-Chem I Lab

Knockemus Lab

 

 

OFFICE

CHEM 416

Biochemistry I Lab

Knockemus Lab

Standing meeting with Provost Montecalvo

15:00-15:50

 

 

 

 

OFFICE

 

College Hour 3:30-5:00 p.m.

CHEM 419

P-Chem I Lab

Knockemus Lab

College Hour 3:30-5:00 p.m

 

OFFICE

 

College Hour 3:30-5:00 pm.

CHEM 416

Biochemistry I Lab

Knockemus Lab

College Hour 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Faculty & School

Meetings

 

College Hour 3:30-5:00 p.m.

2006 FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE CLASS SYLLABUS TEMPLATE

Fall 2006

Monday 11:00-11:50 a.m.

14 actual class meetings

WEEK

DATE

TOPICS

FYE FACILITATOR LEADERS

DR. SEUSS BOOK TO CORRELATE/OUTSIDE ACTIVITY

1

Aug. 21

Icebreaker- Oh the Places You Will Go!

"Getting to Know You" activity, syllabus review, attendance policy

All FYEx students meet Wed. Aug. 23rd for lunch with FYEx Facilitator at 11 a.m. in Russell Dining Hall

Mr. T.J. Brecciaroli

Oh the Places You Will Go!

Aug. 20st Organizational Fair

 

 

Aug 23

Lunch with FYEX group

Meet "Beyond the Ferns" at 11 a.m. with your FYEx section for lunch; we will pay for FYEx Instructors and "town" students. Look for signs for each FYEx Facilitator.

   

2

Aug. 28

Who’s Who and What’s Where-"Use of College People and Resources" and will include Library supplement

Students Receive surprise letter from parents (written during summer orientation)

Jane Williams

Eric Kidwell

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

3

Sept. 4

LABOR DAY

No classes

NO CLASS.

 

Labor Day Holiday

4

Sept. 11

 

Time Management and Study Skills ("168 Hours in the Life of a College Student") and will include a supplement with Residence Life programs

Students fill out "Early Warning" survey in class

Dean Richard Jones

Time Management handout for students-used in previous years (from Dean Jones)

New! Early Warning Survey-to be filled out by students, students keep first page, FYEX Facilitator files and acts on first page

5

Sept. 18

"On My Honor"- The Huntingdon College

Honor Code and Drugs and Alcohol

Dean Richard Jones

Prof. Eric Kidwell

Dr. Maureen Murphy

Horton Hatches The Egg

Develop your own "model" Honor Code.

 

6

Sept. 25

Etiquette and E-mail – "How To Talk and Get Along with College Professors"

Dr. Jeremy Lewis

Green Eggs and Ham

 

 

7

Oct. 2

Test Anxiety

David Milford

 

8

Oct. 9

FALL BREAK

NO CLASS.

 

Fall Break Oct. 9-10

9

Oct. 16

Career Planning (David will supply materials for use in class)

David Milford

 

10

Oct. 23

Career Resources – meet in Ligon Chapel

OCTOBER 27th FIRST YEAR HALLOWEEN DINNER in the Houghton Memorial Library

David Milford

David Milford presents program in Ligon at 11 a.m.

11

Oct. 30

Diversity I

T. J. Brecciaroli

The Sneeches

Role-playing activity used last year

 

12

Nov. 6

Sophia Bracey Harris or Harald Rohlig Speaker

MKM confers with Su Ofe

To be announced.

 

13

Nov. 13

Communications (pre going home)

Karen Hyman

Oh Say Can You Say

Prof. Karen Hyman has provided activity for this class.

14

Nov. 20

Money and Credit Management

(Barbara is working on getting a speaker from the CCC for all sections to hear at 11 am during this class in Ligon Chapel)

Prof. Barbara White

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Create a weekly/monthly budget; how to get FREE copies of your credit rating.

 

15

Nov. 27

Service

All of us; Campus-wide service activity this day or during class?

 

How Lucky You Are

016

 

Dec. 4

Scheduled Exam Period

FYEx 101 class evaluation, preparation for Final Examinations. Class attendance required for all students in order to pass.

Ms. Jane Williams

Dr. Maureen Murphy

The Cat’s Quizzer

Dec. 4-8 Final Examinations