Academic Strategies is designed to assist students in reaching the following objectives;
CRP Time Management assists students in understanding the basic strategies for managing their time, including the use of organizational systems, planners, schedules and "to do" lists. Students gain insight about their academic, personal and developmental strengths and weaknesses which impact motivation, concentration, procrastination, and stress management. Through the use of specific weekly goals and periodic conferences with the instructor, students work to increase self-regulation. Emphasis is on changing behaviors and basing daily decisions on principles such as self-discipline, moderation, and honesty.
Often students are academically unsuccessful in a college major because they have inadvertently chosen a major which is not compatible or suitable. The loss of interest and motivation which ensues may lead to poor academic performance and eventual failure. The SA/CE course is designed to help those CRP students who feel they are in the "wrong" major, but cannot determine what a more appropriate placement is. AS/CE is based on the following Comprehensive Career Development Theory: Career satisfaction is a direct result of the comfortable fit between what a person is like and the demands of various careers. Therefore, considerable emphasis is placed upon the self-assessment process so that students are able to understand themselves in terms of their salient strengths and preferences. This is accomplished by utilizing a variety of surveys, inventories, activities, essays, and class discussions. Students then are able to choose an appropriate and compatible career direction to pursue. (Note: This course requires a $30 textbook, If You Knew Who You Were, You Could Be Who You Are. Author: Gerald M. Sherman, PhD).
This course is designed to assist students in understanding basic reading strategies when deciphering their textbooks. CRP students will gain insight as to their reading strengths and weaknesses and how to improve their reading skills and habits. Students will meet weekly with the instructor in small groups, in one-on-one sessions, or in a combination of both instructional settings.
The goal of this course is to provide students with a structured environment in which to review pre-requisite math concepts and strengthen strategies that can be used to learn new credit course material. Students will attend CRP math for 50 minutes, twice per week and will be required to spend time reworking class notes, creating concept sheets, working through practice problems, and other activities to enhance learning math concepts. Class time is not meant for getting homework problems completed.
Motivation and Wellness is designed to assist students in the success of motivation, time management, and self-care. Students will develop a proficiency in the understanding of motivation, goals and goal setting, stress management, and healthy living. Students will develop the ability to analyze their motivation and create a plan for motivation management. Students will be able to assess their current wellness and create a plan for behavior change.