Elizabeth J. Whitt Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education. Academics and Academic Expectations at UC Merced. Welcome! What can your student expect in classes? What is general education all about? What does your student need to do to succeed?. Overview.
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Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate EducationAcademics and Academic Expectations at UC Merced
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Student Success experiences at UCM?
In general: Students should expect to spend “units” (for example, 3 or 4).at least*3 hours of effort outside of class for every course unit.
*Depends on the student and the class.How do course units translate into expected effort at UC Merced?
For a “units” (for example, 3 or 4).15-unit course load, a student should expect to spend at least 45 hours a week on
“People told me college would be harder than high school, but it’s really harder than high school.”
What Students Do: homework, study, labs, and other activities. Effort>Longer timelines<Fewer deadlines<Fewer grades>Greater independence>Greater student control and responsibility
Fall 2013 FY engineer, linguist, insert your special interest here). Why does he need to study things outside that discipline?students in academic difficulty (at least 1 D or F) at midterm:
*So you can be helpful when the time comes
in the class:
Mid-semester Grades: engineer, linguist, insert your special interest here). Why does he need to study things outside that discipline?
October 21, 2014
What The University Does: community.Support and ChallengeKey: We expect your student to be successful and we provide lots of resources to help him or her succeed.
Fall 2013 FY community.students in academic difficulty (at least 1 D or F) at midterm:
What Can Families Do? They can help your student with the process of learning how to learn.Support and ChallengeYou play a significant role in your student’s success. Support: encouragement, independence, informationChallenge: encouragement, independence, information