CCOG for CG 102 Summer 2024

Course Number:
CG 102
Course Title:
College Survival and Success: Goal Setting
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Course Description

Provides information on the role of goal-setting as a means for creating college success. Continues to develop skills for navigating a culturally diverse learning environment and for utilizing college resources and services. Second course in the series (CG101-103). Completion of CG 101-102-103 is equivalent to CG 100. Prerequisites: CG 101. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Use concepts of goal setting to achieve academic and personal success.
  2. Identify personal values and how they relate to goal setting and motivation.
  3. Understand and employ motivational strategies to achieve academic and personal success
  4. Incorporate awareness of diversity and cultural differences to participate fully in college and community.

Course Activities and Design

  1. Apply a goal setting model and motivational strategies to create short-term & long-term goals with action plans.
  2. Use student resources to create a year-long academic plan.
  3. Incorporate awareness of diversity and cultural differences through case studies, simulations, video & discussion, and guest speakers.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Have students identify their levels of confidence in their academic plans and identify resources they will need to remain confident in their plans.
  2. Assess student goals for specificity, concreteness, and balance between level of challenge and level of achievability.
  3. Assess students’ ability to reflect on issues of diversity and cultural differences through use of journals, activities, and discussion.
  4. Assess students’ ability to access resources and use them effectively (via a worksheet, quiz, presentation, etc.).

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Academic planning and goal setting
  • College calendar
  • College catalog
  • College course planning guide
  • Important dates and deadlines
  • Paying for collegeManaging and creating positive relationships in a diverse college environment
  • College/campus resources: multicultural center, women’s resource center, TRIO, computer labs, math lab, College Success Center, writing lab
  • Student services: financial aid, advising, counseling, career resource center, job placement, cooperative education
  • College policies
  • Motivational strategies
  • Power of goal-setting