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UNIV 101 – FOR PARENTS. Office of Parent and Family Programs Lady Cox Interim Assistant Vice President Chief of Staff, Division of Student Affairs. CLASS OBJECTIVES. To set expectations for your student’s first semester at Auburn

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Univ 101 for parents

UNIV 101 – FOR PARENTS

Office of Parent and Family Programs

Lady Cox

Interim Assistant Vice President

Chief of Staff, Division of Student Affairs


Class objectives
CLASS OBJECTIVES

  • To set expectations for your student’s first semester at Auburn

  • To receive transition guidance to help make your student’s move easier

  • To learn what resources are available to Auburn parents


Syllabus
SYLLABUS

  • Class times

  • Textbooks

  • Instructor contact information

  • Schedule

  • Grade scale

  • Attendance policy


Univ 101 for parents

“When I was 14, I thought my father was a complete idiot and by the age of 21 I stood amazed at how much he had learned in those seven years.”

-Mark Twain


Chapter 1 summer transition
CHAPTER 1 and by the age of 21 I stood amazed at how much he had learned in those seven years.”SUMMER TRANSITION

  • Communication – who will my student call?

  • Money – how will my student receive funds?

  • Laundry - who will wash those clothes?

  • Safety - will my student be safe?


Move in
MOVE-IN and by the age of 21 I stood amazed at how much he had learned in those seven years.”

  • Bring a tough skin

  • Meet other parents

  • Don’t leave a mess


Tutoring session
TUTORING SESSION and by the age of 21 I stood amazed at how much he had learned in those seven years.”

Blues and Barbecue

  • August 9 and 13

    Fall Family Weekend

  • September 26-28


Chapter 2 setting expectations
CHAPTER 2 and by the age of 21 I stood amazed at how much he had learned in those seven years.”SETTING EXPECTATIONS

  • Finances

  • Grades

  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities

  • Progression towards graduation


Homework
HOMEWORK and by the age of 21 I stood amazed at how much he had learned in those seven years.”

  • Create a written contract including:

  • The grades you expect your student to make

  • The amount you are willing to financially contribute to his/her education

  • The number of activities your student should participate in

  • How long you will financially support your student


First week
FIRST WEEK and by the age of 21 I stood amazed at how much he had learned in those seven years.”

  • Welcome Week / Convocation

  • Stay on campus

  • No extra guests

  • Go to class


Traditions
TRADITIONS and by the age of 21 I stood amazed at how much he had learned in those seven years.”

  • Wear orange and blue.

  • Watch the eagle fly.

  • Get a gameday button from the bookstore.

  • Don’t step on the seal.

  • Say War Eagle!


Mid term pop quiz
MID-TERM POP QUIZ and by the age of 21 I stood amazed at how much he had learned in those seven years.”

True or False? Parents should talk to their students prior to the beginning of the semester about the grades they expect their students to earn.

True or False? Once my student gets to college he will be mostly like to talk about personal and academic issues with his cool new roommate, Elmer.

True or False? As a part of the Auburn University Parents’ Association, I am part of the Auburn Family and can attend events for parents like Blues and Barbecue.


Univ 101 for parents

“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more things you can do.”

- Lucille Ball


Chapter 3 getting acclimated
CHAPTER 3 The more things you do, the more things you can do.”GETTING ACCLIMATED

  • Encourage engagement in student organizations

  • Consider a part-time job

  • Applaud all opportunities


Chapter 4 reality sets in
CHAPTER 4 The more things you do, the more things you can do.”REALITY SETS IN

  • Transition from grade school to college instruction

  • Fewer grading opportunities

  • More competition


Is this normal
IS THIS NORMAL? The more things you do, the more things you can do.”

  • Homesickness?

  • Poor grades?

  • Lack of friends / Focused only on friends?

  • Depression / Anxiety?


Chapter 5 looking ahead
CHAPTER 5 The more things you do, the more things you can do.”LOOKING AHEAD

At the end of the semester:

  • House rules

  • Changes in weight

  • New habits


Chapter 6 best practices
CHAPTER 6 The more things you do, the more things you can do.”BEST PRACTICES

  • Always give your student notice before you visit campus.

  • Always end every conversation with “Go to Class”.

  • Always ask open-ended questions.

  • Always remember the phrase, “How are you going to handle that?”


Parent family programs
PARENT & FAMILY PROGRAMS The more things you do, the more things you can do.”

  • One-stop-shop for all your questions

  • E-newsletters

  • Website

  • Facebook page and Twitter account

  • Blues and Barbecue

  • Fall Family Weekend


Parent and family programs
PARENT AND FAMILY PROGRAMS The more things you do, the more things you can do.”

Phone: (334) 844-1493

E-mail: parent@auburn.edu

Web: www.auburn.edu/aupa

Facebook: AuburnUniversityParentsAssociation

Twitter: @AuburnParents


Final exam
FINAL EXAM The more things you do, the more things you can do.”

  • True or False? If I activate my free membership in the Auburn University Parents’ Association I will receive e-mail updates about campus.

  • True or False? When your student calls with a concern the best response is, “I’ll be right there.”

  • True or False? I have resources to contact with any question about Auburn.


Univ 101 for parents

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”

- Anne Frank