University Success Course

UNIVERSITY SUCCESS COURSE

The University Success Course is designed to assist freshman with enhancing their academic skills while introducing them to campus life at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  While building professional relationships with faculty and fellow students, new freshman will critically think, read, discuss and write about creative topics selected for the course.  Opportunities are also provided to explore various campus resources and participate in service learning projects.   Students will enroll in UNIV 1101 in the Fall (1 semester credit course) and UNIV 1102 in the Spring (1 semester credit course) to meet the mandatory requirements. To View First Year Experience Click Here.

UNIVERSITY SUCCESS COURSE MISSION STATEMENT

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

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COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the essential components necessary for a successful transition to Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Identify campus support networks that are key to student success at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Contribute to a positive learning environment that will increase student engagement at Texas A&M University-Kingsville

REQUIRED TEXT

Students enrolled in the university success course will all follow the textbook listed below:

  Cuseo, J., Fecas, V., & Thompson, A. (2015).  Thriving at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and beyond: Research-based strategies for academic success & personal development, Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. ISBN #:978-1-4652-8599-7 

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SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT

Students will be expected to contribute to one service learning class project each semester while enrolled in the university success course.

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AVID TRAINED INSTRUCTORS

The instructors selected to teach this course are required to be AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) trained prior to the Fall semester, attend monthly professional learning community meetings, and again will be AVID trained in the Spring. The instructors are continuously being refreshed on AVID teaching techniques throughout the year that are incorporated into the curriculum within all university success courses.  This professional development allows our instructors to create a professional learning community that permits them to learn from AVID experts as well as from each other.

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For more information on AVID please visit the following links:

http://www.tamuk.edu/studentsuccess/avid.html

http://www.avid.org/hed_overview.html

CONTACT INFORMATION

Nicole Morris

First-Year Seminar Coordinator

Office: Eckhardt Hall 134

Phone: (361) 593-3482 

Email: nicole.morris@tamuk.edu

 

This page was last updated on: October 17, 2017