Promoting Academic Student Success: PASS 0900-Fort Campbell
Course Syllabus Spring I 2018
Instructor: Ellen Smyth
|Course/Section: PASS 0900-W1
On-Campus Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 11 to noon; Monday & Wednesday: By appointment
The purpose of Promoting Academic Student Success (PASS 0900) is to assist students who have been placed on academic probation during their freshmen year and students returning from academic suspension. Participation in the PASS course is a mandatory requirement for freshmen on probation and for all students who successfully appeal an academic suspension. Much of your success in college, in your career, and in your life will depend on attitude, hard work, and knowing how to implement learning strategies that work best for you. The PASS Program is designed as an academic-strengthening program to provide students the academic and personal support needed for college success.
At least three times weekly login to D2L to access course materials and to complete assignments. The PASS course is an 7.5-week, non-credit, pass/fail course. Failure to login to the course through D2L for more than 1 week will result in a failing grade.
Completion of a pre and post Academic Self-Assessment
Completion of a pre and post Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI). Codes to take the Inventory will be given to you.
Completion of assigned LASSI Instructional Modules
Completion of all assignments and participation in all activities
If you fail to complete the requirements of the course and the program, you will be required to register for the PASS course again the next semester, unless you are no longer on probation.
Student Learning Objectives
As a result of your full participation in this course and additional required activities, you will be able to:
Identify attitudes and beliefs that may be affecting your academic performance.
Analyze personal circumstances contributing to your academic difficulties.
Complete a Plan for Academic Success.
Identify individual strengths and weaknesses in the areas of: attitude, motivation, time management, anxiety, concentration, information processing, selecting main ideas, study aids, self-testing, and test strategies.
Strengthen areas in which weaknesses are identified.
Identify individual learning styles and abilities.
Develop and articulate academic and career goals.
Identify academic resources and support services important for academic success.
Online Class Policies
Regularly monitor your APSU email account AND your D2L email account.
Login to the course at least three times a week and complete all activities for the week before midnight Friday of each week. Be sure you watch deadlines closely.
Actively participate in course activities and discussions.
Evaluation & Grading
|70||Completion of all seven assigned LASSI Instructional Modules with all activities submitted: 6 Modules @ 10 pts each|
|45||Class participation: Discussion Board - Reading, posting, and responding to 9 various discussion topics @ 5 pts each|
|50||Quizzes and Survey (Contact Information Survey, Attitude Quiz, Memory Quiz, Time Management Quiz, Test Taking Tips Quiz)|
|20||Pre- and Post-LASSI Test|
|8||Pre- and Post-Academic Self-Assessment|
|3||Plan for Academic Success|
|4||Learning Styles Inventory|
|200 Total Points|
To earn a grade of P (Pass) you must earn at least 70% of the total points, or 140 points, and meet all the mandatory requirements listed in the Course Requirements section of this syllabus.
As part of departmental policy, students who go for longer than one week at any time during the semester without logging into the course may receive a grade of FA for the course.
All learning materials are provided inside D2L for free to students. These materials include:
Weinstein, Claire E., David R. Palmer, and Ann C. Shulte. (2002) Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) 2nd Ed. H & H Publishing.
Becoming a Strategic Learner, LASSI Instructional Modules, H & H Publishing. Students will complete all of these online modules.