There is more than one way to find success in college and the path to getting there is different for every student. Our goals in this course are to 1. Make social/interpersonal connections that will enhance your ability to become more productive contributors to your communities, both at UMass and beyond, 2. Develop academic goals and begin to plan individual pathways toward achieving those goals, 3. Understand the values and perspective of an SBS major and the overall structure of UMass, 4. Identify and connect with resources and opportunities around campus, the 5-college consortium, and the Pioneer Valley, and 5. Improve your academic skills.
There is more than one way to find success in college and the path to getting there is different for every student. Our goals in this course are to 1. Make social/interpersonal connections that will enhance your ability to become more productive contributors to your communities, both at UMass and beyond, 2. Develop academic goals and begin to plan individual pathways toward achieving those goals, 3. Understand the values and perspective of an SBS major and the overall structure of UMass, 4. Identify and connect with resources and opportunities around campus, the 5-college consortium, and the Pioneer Valley, and 5. Improve your academic skills.
There is more than one way to find success in college and the path to getting there is different for every student. Our goals in this course are to 1. Make social/interpersonal connections that will enhance your ability to become more productive contributors to your communities, both at UMass and beyond, 2. Develop academic goals and begin to plan individual pathways toward achieving those goals, 3. Understand the values and perspective of an SBS major and the overall structure of UMass, 4. Identify and connect with resources and opportunities around campus, the 5-college consortium, and the Pioneer Valley, and 5. Improve your academic skills.
There is more than one way to find success in college and the path to getting there is different for every student. Our goals in this course are to 1. Make social/interpersonal connections that will enhance your ability to become more productive contributors to your communities, both at UMass and beyond, 2. Develop academic goals and begin to plan individual pathways toward achieving those goals, 3. Understand the values and perspective of an SBS major and the overall structure of UMass, 4. Identify and connect with resources and opportunities around campus, the 5-college consortium, and the Pioneer Valley, and 5. Improve your academic skills.
Advance your success as a college student! Through weekly workshops, presentations and assignments you will develop study and writing skills, understand own values system and connect with campus mentors.
This course is for SBS who want to learn to teach their peers to be successful in college. Students assist a primary instructor in the teaching of a First Year Seminar that meets weekly throughout the semester. In addition, some assignments will occasionally require working with the FY students outside of class. Students in this class meet weekly in their own seminar where they discuss issues around classroom management, teaching techniques, and organizational skills, such as working with Moodle.
In this 1-credit seminar and internship experience, you will develop valuable professional, leadership, advocacy, interpersonal, and organizational skills and apply them to your work as a Diversity Fellow, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across SBS and helping first-generation and BIPOC students to navigate their undergraduate experience. This experience is designed to foster your own personal, intellectual, and professional development as much as it is to prepare you to provide a valuable service for first-generation and BIPOC students, your departments, and the College in general. Every element of your work in this course (in class and staff meetings and through your Diversity Fellows internship) is designed to scaffold your development as a highly competent and ethical professional and engaged community leader able to approach individual, social justice, and organizational challenges in nuanced and socially responsible ways. Class will meet synchronously once per week, and internship hours (3-4 hours/week) will be conducted remotely. The course is open only to students who are serving as Diversity Fellows interns in Fall 2020. No books are required for this class
SBS on Campus is an Internship Practicum designed to support SBS sophomores, juniors, and seniors engaging in virtual or in-person internships. This course will promote students' success in their internship by setting goals, facilitating growth, providing reflection space, and allowing students to think critically about the relationship between their academics and practicum experience. Through scaffolded exercises, reflections, mutual mentoring, and class discussion, students will not only develop the insights and competencies needed to succeed in their internships, but also gain deeper understandings of their own personal and professional values and aspirations and the various pathways they may wish to pursue in the future. This class will fulfill the academic component of completing an internship for credit as well as provide faculty sponsorship.