Mandatory First Year Experience. Lynnae Selberg & John Cowles. Course Description.
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CLS 100-2 credits: This course is designed to assist new students with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be successful in college and life. Topics will include learning styles, critical thinking, information management skills, GRCC history and services, study skills, values exploration, academic planning, career planning, civic engagement, and diversity.
Requesting AGC approval to become mandatory for all new degree seeking students starting Winter 2014
“Students are starting to identify their learning style in the activities that we learn in class.”
“I feel that my students are more open to talk with instructors outside of the classroom. The professor communication was requirement outside of the class and I find many of my students stay after class to ask questions.”
“I enjoyed getting to know the students in a different format.”
All students new to GRCC who are enrolled in a degree seeking program are required to complete a college learning success course, either PY 097 (Strategies for College & Life Success) or CLS 100 (Introduction to College: New Student Experience). Students must complete the course requirement their first semester of classes taken at GRCC. A degree-seeking student who has already successfully completed 12 or more credits of post high school, college-level courses at another college or university or has received GRCC transfer credit for these courses will not be required to complete CLS 100 or PY 097.