Course Requirements University 1010 K sections

Your interactive syllabus with day by day assignments is found at the website above by clicking onFall 20015 Syllabus and choosing your section.

Course Description: This course is designed to assist you in making a smooth and successful transition to college life; to provide you with growth experiences both in the educational and personal realms; to introduce you to a variety of college survival skills (note-taking, test-taking, campus resources, campus services, etc.) as well as personal survival skills (goal setting, time management, self-awareness, effective communication skills, etc.); and to increase the probability of your success both during your college career and after graduation. The emphasis of the K sections is on exploring how to learn more efficiently and effectively and on developing and practicing skills necessary to be academically successful.  The K sections of U1010 fulfill the Board of Reagents Learning Strategies requirement



Having more than

3 absences in a MWF class

2 absences in MW or TR class

Earns an F

3 tardies or a missed appointment

is also considered an absence


You are responsible for what goes on in every class whether you are absent or present.



Assignments and classroom activities count  2/10(20%) of your final grade. Assignments must be turned in on time. (See instructorÕs syllabus to determine if there is a policy for late assignments.) Daily quizzes cannot be made up.


A unit test will be given at the completion of each unit to determine progress and proficiency. Each test will count 1/10(10%) of your final grade. There will be a ten-point deduction for any unit test not taken on time. Five additional points will be deducted for each class period. If you do not contact your instructor within one class of missing a test, you may not make up that test.


100 points accumulated from Exploring College LIFE Activities List


A cumulative final exam will be given. It will count 2/10(20%) of your final grade.

92-100 A

84-91 B

76-83 C

68-75 D

Below 68 F



Practicing College Learning Strategies 7h edition* Hopper, Carolyn. New York: Cengage, 2013(Do Not Rent--Buy)


Career Exploration Inventory (availablel in bookstore)


Blue Raider Planner and Handbook


A three ring loose leaf notebook

Index cards (any kind)

Students may not drop or withdraw from this course unless they withdraw from all University courses or obtain permission from the chair of the University Studies Department in PH 202.

Do you have a lottery scholarship? To retain the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship eligibility, you must earn a cumulative TELS GPA of 2.75 after 24 and 48 attempted hours and a cumulative TELS GPA of 3.0 thereafter. A grade of C, D, F, FA, or I in this class may negatively impact TELS eligibility.

If you drop this class, withdraw, or if you stop attending this class you may lose eligibility for your lottery scholarship, and you will not be able to regain eligibility at a later time.

For additional Lottery rules, please refer to your Lottery Statement of Understanding form ( or contact your MT One Stop Enrollment Counselor (

Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Middle Tennessee State University is committed to campus access in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Any student interested in reasonable accommodations can consult the Disability & Access Center (DAC) website and/or contact the DAC for assistance at 615-898-2783 or

Course Objectives:

To promote an interest in and enthusiasm for learning not just getting a grade.

To enhance students' academic skills: studying, writing, library research, public speaking, and critical thinking.

To enhance students' knowledge of career opportunities and career planning.

To help students understand the importance of health, fitness and leisure in effective living.

To explore personal and group values.

To provide exposure to MTSU resources and services.

Specific Learning Outcomes:

Clearly defined learning outcomes give direction and form a framework for learning by providing instructors and students with standards and expectations for every lesson, and perhaps more importantly a way to measure if goals for the course or class have been met.

A list of learning outcomes for each chapter is found at the site below.







Office hours

Class Room and Time  KOM 161

homepage for course

Classmate Contacts