Course Description

This course is restricted for student scholars within OSSA programs.

This 1-credit hour course provides first-year Scholar cohorts opportunities to practice skills regarding motivation, academic, and career exploration; develop academic and professional skills; and, prepare them to take advantage of the academic community at UGA.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Articulate their educational goals and future academic goals.
  • Develop and sustain a strategic academic plan using requisite coaching and advising resources (e.g., Academic Coaching, Academic Advising, DegreeWorks, Exploratory Center, Mentors, and Career Center).
  • Utilize learning strategies to maintain high levels of active cognitive engagement within varied academic environments, and with complex scholarly content to sustain necessary academic momentum and progress.
  • Regulate their productive, growth mindset when confronted with ideas, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own.
  • Practice behaviors conducive to achieving high levels of academic performance (i.e., productive mindsets regarding impulse control, and anxiety and stress management)
  • Practice appropriate and effective formal and informal interpersonal communicative professional skills and etiquette as they apply to academic settings.
  • Apply understandings of motivational and attitudinal concepts as they relate to academic work and endeavors including, but not limited to: self-determination, motivation, mindsets, tenacity, grit, resilience, and perseverance.

Course Syllabi

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