REVISED: January 6, 2009
Department of Counseling, Advisement, and Career Services
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33167
INSTRUCTOR BIO: B.S. and M.S. / Univ. of Illinois in Health and Exercise Science. I have taken additional graduate level work at Iowa State University, University of Miami, and Florida Atlantic University. During the summer of 2001, I attended the Graduate College of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff. I began my teaching and coaching career in 1968 as Ass’t. Professor at the State Univ. of New York – College at Potsdam. I have held teaching positions at Central Missouri State Univ., Clinton Community College in Iowa, and Fort Hays Kansas State University. I was Assistant Professor and Ass’t. Basketball Coach at Valparaiso University in Indiana for four years prior to my arrival at MDCC in 1989 as Assistant Professor and Head Coach of Men’s Basketball. My principal instructional responsibilities throughout my career have been in Health Analysis, Kinesiology, and Human Performance & College Survival. I retired for my position as men’s basketball coach in 2002.
Required Text: On Course, 5th Edition*
Houghton Mifflin, Author: Skip Downing
* Very Important you have a text. See Professor about purchase suggestions
Student Support Seminar
Student Support Seminar is designed for students who have not developed skills and behaviors needed to successfully achieve personal and academic goals. The course seeks to help students analyze, develop, and utilize these necessary life coping skills and behaviors. Special emphasis is placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills, and social/psychological functioning of the student in relationship to self and others. As a result of this experience, it is believed that students will be able to achieve academic and personal success.
When you have satisfactorily completed this course, you will be able to demonstrate competency in the following areas:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
1. Discover current levels and systems of personal functioning
2. Getting On Course for Success: Defining Success and Making Choices
3. Accepting Personal Responsibility for Choices and Success
4. Knowledge of Self-Esteem and Self-Motivation
LATE work is accepted at ½ point credit (within 2 weeks of the due date)
100 pts. Attendance (You will lose 10 pts for each absence – no excuses)
50 pts. Participation ( You will lose 5 pts for each absence and/or non-participation)
100 pts. (10 hand in assignments* @ maximum of 10 pts each)
Issues List Willie Lynch
Change Assessment Popson’s
Learning Assess Myers-Briggs
Approved Resume North American Continent
*Assignments are subject to change
50 pts. Exam #1 (Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4)
50 pts. Exam #2 (Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8)
25 pts. Self Directed Search
25 pts. Maya Angelou
Bonus pts. Periodic opportunities available. Incl. Attendance, Autobiography (2/2007), quizzes, reaction paper.
All “bonus assignments” must be completed and submitted by April 9, 2009.
TOTAL: 400 pts.
350 and Above A
235 - 349 B
175 - 234 C
100 - 174 D
99 and below F