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Academic Support Center

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Academic Support Center
William C. Jason Library 2nd Floor
Main Office - Room 209
302.857.6385 (phone)
302.857.6386 (fax)

 

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MissionThe mission of the Academic Support Center (ASC) is student-centered focused on learning in a safe and inclusive environment which offers both instructional and educational services in and out of the classroom; and support students’ cognitive skills development to achieve their full academic potential.  We are committed to students learning the essential competencies that apply across the DSU curriculum, and building beneficial university relationships that positively impact their retention and graduation.Adopted May 10, 2013VisionAs one of DSU’s comprehensive resources for student learning, our vision is to expand our services to the entire student body and assist them in becoming independent learners, critical thinkers, and self-advocates; who ultimately rely on their strengths and abilities to master intellectual and lifelong learning after graduation.Adopted May 10, 2013A Message from the DirectorThe Academic Support Center (ASC) is one of the offices within the Division of Academic Enrichment that provides quality academic services and programs that help you become an active and independent learner while pursuing your DSU degree. Our staff is actively engaged and committed to helping every student prepare, advance, and excel in their academic performance by offering the following:Credit-bearing Academic Enrichment CoursesTutorial Center and Drop-In Computer LabOffice of Student Accessibility ServicesStaying-On-Course ProgramSupplemental Instruction ProgramQuantitative Reasoning CenterDrop-In Writing StudioGo Hornets!Academic Support Center StaffQuantitative Reasoning Center Dr. Sharon Smith, Instructional Specialist Office-Library Room 212A 302.857.6396 stsmith@desu.eduStudents can drop in during the hours posted on the door each semester for quantitative reasoning tutoring and support.  We encourage all students to sign up for out Think Tank sessions where we'll be discussing topics such as the cost of missing one class; what would our economy look like if we stop minting the penny, Title Loans (Yea or Nay), class action lawsuits, etc.  Stop by, click here or check out E-news for a complete schedule.Staying-On-Course Program (SOC) Cindy Seto-Friel, Coordinator Library Room 214 302.857.7840 cfriel@desu.eduStudents on Academic Probation or Readmitted Suspension are required to participate in the staying on course program that will promote their return to Academic Good Standing. For further information, click here.Office of Student Accessibility Services Roberta C. Durrington, Student Accessibility Services Coordinator Office-Library Room 218 302.857.7304 rdurrington@desu.eduStudents with documented disabilities may request reasonable accommodations to address their specific needs.  Students, who are struggling with understanding coursework while demonstrating solid effort, may ask for a consultation, and/or outside referral for an in-depth evaluation.  Students with temporary disabilities may also apply for services. With key University departments provisions will be made for students with disabilities to gain access to building if physical barriers exist in order for them to participate equally in the programs/services.  For further information, click here.Supplemental Instruction Program (SI)Anna Cortese, CoordinatorOffice-Library Room 213302.857.6387afisher@desu.eduSupplemental Instruction (SI) offers weekly study sessions to students taking "historically” difficult courses. SI participants meet with their leader and classmates outside of class to discuss challenging concepts and develop study strategies. They develop a better understanding of course content and learn how to effectively test themselves. For further information, click here.Tutoring Center Jackye Fountain, Coordinator Library Room 206, Office-Library 206 A 302.857.6389 jfountain@desu.eduStudents may sign up for a tutor for various courses across the curriculum. Tutors will schedule appointments in the library at the convenience of the student. For further information, click here.Drop-In Computer Lab Jackye Fountain, Computer Specialist      Library Rooms 205 and 206, Office-Library Room 206A 302.857.6389 jfountain@desu.eduStudents sit at state of the art computers to work on classroom assignments, PowerPoint presenations and various assignments.  Students must have a current pass code from DSU's Computing Office.  For further information, click here.Drop-In Writing Studio Jean Gilroy, Coordinator      Library Room 205, Office-Library Room 207 302.857.7540 jgilroy@desu.eduStudents come for assistance with writing assignment in English and across the curriculum. For further information, click here.Academic Enrichment CoursesThe Academic Support Center also supports students enrolled in Academic Enrichment Courses: Learning Strategies for Academic Success, Reading Lab, Speed Reading and University Seminar. For further information, click here.   
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Cassandra Green, Ed.D., Director
William C. Jason Library
Room 214 A & B
302.857.6388 (phone)
cgreen@desu.edu

Advising for Undeclared Majors

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No Major? No Problem! Still trying to figure out what you want to be "when you grow up"? It seems like some people were born knowing what they wanted to do in life. But for many students, choosing a major and a career path is an agonizing prospect. Of course, choosing a major is a big decision in your life. But it doesn’t have to be stressful. DSU will help you. Relax…But Don’t Procrastinate We encourage students to declare majors by the end of their first year. DSU will guide you through the process to help you arrive at a comfortable decision. And don’t forget, you’re not locked in. You can change your mind. Professional academic advisors are available during office hours to talk to you about majors in their departments. A Major is Not Forever The fact is, most college students change majors at least once—including those people who knew what they were going to do! People follow different paths in finding a major. Some choose a subject that is their passion in life. Some develop a passion by getting an interesting part-time or summer job. Others choose a major that they believe will bring financial security. There is no one right way. Let Yourself Dream Deciding on a major requires some self-reflection—and imagination. Make a list of your skills, hobbies, dreams, things that inspire you, and people that inspire you. Think about what motivates you. Think about ways to make a contribution to society. Imagine yourself doing the unimaginable—from public speaking, to flying, to discovering a medical breakthrough. Someone has to do it—why not you?  My Dream Job is Out There—But Where? Undecided students often say, "I know there must be great jobs out there that I would enjoy, but I don’t know what they are." With a few clicks, you can read about hundreds of fascinating jobs, many of which you’ve probably never thought about. For example: Career Services welcomes the opportunity in assisting you in realizing your full potential, interests, abilities, and academic experiences. Such a realization is essential in the process of selecting the career opportunity which will best provide personal growth and professional development. The College Board’s Career Browser has a Major and Career Profiles site with an overview of dozens of careers, including required skills, expected wages, and job demand. Are you willing to write reports? Work outside? Work under a deadline? These are questions that will help you think about what kind of work you’ll enjoy and be well suited for. For more detailed descriptions of careers, browse the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook. Job listings include working conditions, training and education needed, and job market outlook. The Princeton Review's site, Taking the Mystery Out of Majors, has a feature that describes each field of study and then lists related fields you might also enjoy, with a sample curriculum for each and "Fun Facts." Princeton's Creating Your Career Path has smart ideas for figuring out what you want to do, step by step. Other jobs sites include jobprofiles.org, Job Hunter's Bible and MonsterTrak's Major to Career Converter. These sites can help you identify a few fields that sound intriguing, so you can take courses in those fields. Map Your Course with DSU At DSU, you will have a special academic advisor to help you explore your options. Students with the "undecided major" designation receive academic advisement in the Office of Mentoring, and Advising (OMA) until they declare a major in an academic department. All DSU students, regardless of their majors, take courses in General Education courses. These include a wide variety of introductory courses. The coursework will help you identify fields you might want to pursue. In addition, you will take a special section of University Seminar to help identify your skills and goals. You can pursue numerous strategies for mapping your course at DSU. Perhaps you can work on two or three minors, with the goal of choosing one as a major and minoring in the others. If you just can’t decide between two majors, you can choose to pursue a double major degree. Employers Like Explorers Don't be afraid to explore a wide variety of courses. The experience of gaining a deep and broad education is enriching, regardless of where life takes you. Additionally, many students eventually wind up in fields not directly related to their major, whether in graduate school or in a job. In fact, many employers look for job applicants who are widely educated and can master a range of tasks.
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Staff Profile

Frances T. Rogers
Director
Administration Bldg. Rm. 215
302.857.7985
302.857.7979 (FAX)
frogers@desu.edu

Dr. Sonja Jackson-McCoy
Associate Director
Jason Library, Rm. 204
302.857.7226
sjmccoy@desu.edu

Raymond Lee
Interim
Academic Support
Service Specialist
Jason Library, Rm. 204
302.857.7203
rlee@desu.edu

Advisement Outreach Center
Jason Library, Rm. 204
302.857.7203

 

Graduate Financial Aid

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  Delaware State University applicants for financial aid must use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is used to determine the need for financial assistance and as a mechanism for non-need based and need based loan certification. Further, all students applying for scholarships, grants and tuition fee waivers must file and complete the financial aid process before any form of aid can be applied to the students account. Financial Aid at the University is made available for graduate students through tuition fee waivers, loans and part-time employment opportunities. Students applying for Financial Aid must meet the United States Department of Education, as well as, the University's Satisfactory Progress requirements to be considered for and to continue to receive financial aid during their program of study. Delaware State University requires a student to: Complete at least 24 hours by the end of an academic year, including summer school. Have at least a 1.70 cumulative GPA each academic year including summer school and by the end of the second academic year maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 until graduation. For undergraduates, the program of study must not exceed 182 attempted credit hours. Student (undergraduate and graduate)who attend as part-time (1–11) credit hours must complete each term respectively by maintaining the attempted enrollment status. New transfer students who are accepted on probation must submit an appeal letter with a signed participation agreement with Academic Support Services. Students who do not meet the criteria for Satisfactory Academic Progress may appeal in writing to the Director of Financial Aid for reconsideration of reinstatement. The student must provide documentation with the statement of appeal indicating any special circumstances (e.g. medical records, accident report, medical bills, change in program of study, etc.) which may have interfered with meeting eligibility. Students cannot receive financial aid for audited classes. Federal Family Educational Loan Program (FFELP) Considered one form of self-help aid. Under the FFELP Loan Program students are able to borrow directly from choice lenders. Students may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and ensuring that the results of the application (Student Aid Report) are submitted to the Financial Aid Office. The financial aid award will automatically include a loan offer based on the students' level of eligibility. FFELP loans are either subsidized or unsubsidized. A subsidized loan is awarded on the basis of financial need. The federal government pays the interest on the loan until the borrower begins repayment and/or during authorized periods of deferment. A student can borrow an unsubsidized loan regardless of financial need. Interest will be charged from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. If the interest is allowed to accumulate, the interest will capitalize — that is, the interest will be added to the principal amount of the loan which will increase the amount of the borrower=s outstanding balance. A dependent undergraduate student with freshman status (0–29 earned credit hours), enrolled in an approved program of study for at least a full academic year, may borrow up to $2,625 per year. The student may borrow $3,500 per year with sophomore status (30–59 earned credit hours) and enrolled for a full academic year. Students with junior and senior status (59-120 earned credit hours) may borrow up to $5,500. An independent undergraduate student or dependent student whose parents are unable to get a PLUS (Parents ) loan can borrow up to $6,625 as a first-year student in a program of study for at least a full academic year (at least $4,000 of this amount must be in unsubsidized loans) $7,500 after completion of the first year of study ($4000 of this amount must be unsubsidized) and $10,500 if two years of study are completed (at least $5,000 must be unsubsidized). Generally, graduate students may borrow up to $18,500 each academic year. Only $8,500 of this amount can be in a subsidized Stafford loan. The total debt you can have outstanding from all Stafford loans combined as a graduate student is $138,500. Only$65,500 of this amount may be subsidized loans. Remember that the debt limit includes any Stafford loans received for undergraduate study. PLUS Loans are available to the parents of dependent students. The parent may borrow up to the remaining cost of attendance. To apply for a FFELP loan, students should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid to U.S. Department of Education by February 1 for the Fall Semester and by October 1 for the Spring Semester. Federal guidelines stipulate that the University must determine that the student has maintained eligibility for the loan before each disbursement of loan proceeds. Reaffirmation of loan eligibility includes establishing that the student has maintained satisfactory academic progress; has at least half-time enrollment status and progressed to next classification level for increased annual borrowing amounts. Students who do not progress to the next classification level must borrow at the prior year level. For example, a student with 0–29 earned credit hours is classified as a freshman. A freshman may borrow $2,625 per year but may not borrow at the next level ($3,500 per year ) until he/she obtains Sophomore status (completion of 29 earned credit hours. Federal Loans and Grants Federal College Work Study Program (FWS) A work study job can be a source of valuable work experience as well as financial aid. Under the work study program, the employer pays a small part of the student's wages, and the government pays the rest. Work study positions are on campus. Students can work part-time while they are in school, and they can work full time during the summer and other vacation periods. The basic pay rate is usually the current minimum wage. This may vary, depending on the skill and experience needed for the job. FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM Under this program, students can borrow from the federal government through the university. Each participating institution receives a certain amount of loan funds. The financial aid administrator distributes these funds according to need. Depending on when you apply, your level of need and the funding level of the school you can borrow up to $3,000 for each year of undergraduate study and $5,000 for each year of graduate or professional study. PROCEDURES FOR APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID Candidates for admission to the university who wish to apply for financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than February 1st. FAFSA can be obtained from your high school guidance counselor, most public libraries or Office of Financial Aid, Delaware to ensure the results are received before March 1st. Students currently enrolled should apply on or before January 30th for assistance during the succeeding year. Applications filed later than the deadline indicated above will receive consideration for funds available. Financial Aid applicants should note that FAFSA should be completed and mailed according to the instructions in January prior to the academic year the student expects to receive financial aid. Financial aid award announcements will begin in March for the Fall semester and continue as students apply for Spring semester. Your financial aid application must be submitted to Delaware State University electronically. To ensure that we receive your application from the Department of Education, use our School Code 001428 in the section requesting the school's address and Title IV School Code. ALL FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS ARE MANAGED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND INSTITUTIONAL REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS. UNIVERSITY RESIDENCY: IN-STATE STATUS REGULATIONS The State of Delaware Legislature has established a lower rate of tuition for students who are Delaware residents. These regulations define eligibility requirements for in-state status classification. All students at Delaware State University shall be assigned in-state or out-of-state status classification consistent with these regulations. A Delaware domicile must be established for in-state status. In-State Status Classification Rules Domicile shall mean a person's true, fixed, and permanent home. It is the place at which one intends to remain indefinitely and to which one intends to return when absent. As one element of domicile, a student must reside in Delaware continuously for one year prior to the semester for which in-state status is sought. A residence established for the purpose of attending DSU shall not by itself constitute domicile. An applicant becoming a student within one year of first moving to the State shall have created a refutable presumption that residency in Delaware is for the purpose of attending DSU and/or acquiring in-state status for tuition purposes. A domicile or residency classification assigned by a public or private authority neither qualifies nor disqualifies a student for DSU in-state status. Such classification may be taken into consideration, however, in determining the student's status at DSU. It shall be presumed that a student who has not reached the age of twenty-four (24) holds the domicile of his/her parents or legal guardian(s). Receipt of financial support by a student from his/her family shall create a refutable presumption that the student domicile is with his/her family, regardless of whether the student has reached the age of 24. A student who has not reached the age of 24 whose parents are legally separated or divorced shall be refutably presumed to hold the domicile of the parent with legal custody. A student of parents legally separated or divorced may be granted in-state status if a non-custodial or joint custodial parent is domiciled in Delaware and has contributed more than 50 percent of financial support for at least one year prior to the semester for which in-state status is sought. The burden of proof as to eligibility for in-state status rests with the student. Eligibility must be established by clear and convincing evidence. In-State Status Classification Documentation The student must submit with the applicant form all relevant information The classification decision shall be based upon information furnished by the student, information requested of the student, and other relevant information available consistent with University policies and procedures and legal guidelines. Testimony, written documents, affidavits, verifications, and/or other evidence may be requested. The student's failure to produce information requested may adversely affect the decision for in-state status. A student or other furnishing information may request the deletion from documents of irrelevant private data. In-State Status Classification Appeals The decision or others furnishing information may request the deletion from documents of irrelevant private data. In-State Status Reclassification A student who does not qualify for in-state status may reapply for such classification each subsequent semester. In-state status classification becomes effective the first semester following the date of successful application. Re-Examination of Classification Status Classification status may be re-examined upon the initiative of the Residency Officer in the exercise of sound discretion. Circumstances such as periodic enrollment may be cause for re-examination. Adopted by the Board of Trustees, December 14, 1999.

Student Activities for Mass Communications

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  The Mass Communications Society provides students the opportunity to participate in school government as well as provide student access to alumni and mentor programs. The Mass Comm Society also provides students with opportunities for professional and career development and encourages relationships with alumni through mentorship programs and social gatherings. PRSSA, the Public Relations Student Society of America, is the student arm of the professional organization, Public Relations Society of America, and is a place for students to meet and network with working professionals. The campus chapter also sponsors resume writing and interviewing workshops. SPJ, the Society of Professional Journalists provides harmonious relationships between students and professional broadcast and print journalists. NABJ, the National Association of Black Journalists provides students with the opportunity to interact with Black professional journalists and to insure the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of aspiring journalists. DSU Radio (Channel 15) gives students the chance to initiate and further their creative and technical potential in the radio medium. The award-winning, student-run station broadcasts news, music, sports, including play-by-play coverage of DSU athletic events, and other informative and entertaining programs. Hornet Vision (Channel 16) is the student-operated cable television station. Students have an opportunity to receive studio and field instruction in television and to expand their creative abilities in television by working with student-produced television programs. Students have the choice of working in programming, production, advertising, or technical support. DSU Speaks is the student-run and produced weekly television news magazine that offers students hands-on experience in production, as well as stage management and audio assistance. The Black Broadcasters Alliance provides a means of expressing the needs of students to owners and practitioners in the broadcasting industry. Lambda Pi Eta is a nationally recognized honor society for Mass Communications majors. The honor society is open to all declared Mass Communications majors who have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours, have maintained a 3.25 GPA in departmental courses, and have maintained a 3.0 GPA overall. The Daily Hornet Online allows students to operate a daily online news service. Students create and maintain a web site for campus, local, statewide, national, and international news.

HBCU-UP SMILE Project

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  The HBCU-UP Project Mission "To increase the number of students graduating in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines at DSU and to provide them with the quality preparation necessary to transition successfully into the STEM workforce or to attain advanced STEM degrees.”   Did you know? HBCU-UP stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program. It is a nationally-recognized program funded by the National Science Foundation, geared towards enriching the education of students attending HBCU’s and pursuing careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or STEM) disciplines. At DSU, these majors include:  Biology/Forensic Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics/Pre-Engineering.   The SMILE Project The Science and Math Initiative for Learning Enrichment (SMILE) Project is a unique program exclusive to DSU STEM students. The project involves several components which enhance your academic success and involvement at DSU. SMILE sponsors your New Student Orientation for STEM majors and your STEM Training Camp. The project is also at the heart of your Learning Communities. SMILE sponsors your Peer Mentors and Peer Leaders, and gives you the opportunity to participate in Undergraduate Research at Delaware State University. Your success at DSU is only a SMILE away!   About the HBCU-UP Project The HBCU-UP Project is designed to support students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math with academics, financial and social support. This free program is funded by the National Science Foundation and Delaware State University.   Programs include: tutoring, mentoring, research and internship opportunities, career services and a state of the art computer lab exclusively for the use of students in science, technology and mathematics.   Questions or Comments? To request more information: HBCU-UP Program c/o Dr. Mazen Shahin Delaware State University 1200 North Dupont Highway Dover, Delaware 19901   Ph: 302-857-7055 Fx: 302-857-7054 Email: mshahin@desu.edu      **Apply now for the Scholarship in Mathematics and Science (SIMS) - Open to incoming freshmen to the College.** Two (2) years of support to students who meet eligibility requirements.         Back to College Homepage   (c) Copyright 2011 DSU CMNST Dover, Delaware 19901. All rights reserved.      
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HBCU-UP Project Highlights


  • Free Summer Training Camp for STEM Freshmen
  • Peer mentoring
  • Freshman Learning Communities
  • Career counseling
  • Undergraduate research opportunities ($4,000 per year in stipends)
  • Assistance in applying to graduate schools
  • Opportunities to become a peer mentor/leader 

Staff Profile


Dr. Harry L. Williams
Principal Investigator
 
Project Director
 
Co-Principal Investigator
 
Co-Principal Investigator
 
Co-Principal Investigator
 
Project Coordinator
 
 

External Advisory Board Members


Dr. Richard Guarasci
Dr. Teck-Kah Lim
Dr. F.M. Ross Armbrecht, Jr.
Dr. Randolph J. Guschl
Dr. Michael I. Vaughan
Mr. Malik J. Stewart

Resources


 

STEM Orientation/Training Camp Registration Form

Incoming Freshmen Checklist

Undergraduate Research Program

 

 

Center for Teaching and Learning

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 The Center is located on the 2nd Floor of Conwell Hall. Our office is open from 8:30 - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

(302) 857-6140 (office)

(302) 857-7536 (fax)

"Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not so sure of his own correctness will learn many things" - Palestinian Proverb

 

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Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning! (Located in Conwell Hall 2nd Floor) The Center for Teaching and Learning has as its principal mission the improvement of teaching and learning across all disciplines.  CTL creates opportunities for university faculty to strengthen teaching efforts through research-based methodologies, professional development experiences, advanced studies and assessment practices that lead to improved teaching and student learning.  We operate as part of the University’s Title III Grant. Title III is a federal government assistance program given to historically Black colleges and Universities. Title III assures equity in educational opportunities for all students.  CTL works in conjunction with the Title III office to assure that university faculty are equipped with the tools and resources needed to enrich their teaching in order to increase student learning. All expenditures submitted by the Center to the Title III office must be allowable under federal guidelines. Helpful Tips! Promotion & Tenure Tip Sheet September 2, 2014 Spring 2015 P&T Workshop - TBA     Mini Grants Innovative Teaching Grant Research Grants         Professional Conference   Travel Travel Procedures Travel Authorization Form Travel Summary Report       Teaching Assistance for Faculty Classroom Observations by request One-on-One Teaching Consultations Peer-to-Peer  Consultations Contact the Center for further information. Professional Development Series Blackboard Classroom             MADE CLEAR Grant MD and DE MADE CLEAR Initiative                      
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Dates & Events

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Educating ALL Students" Workshop

Office of Student Accessibility Services & Counseling Services

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Using Blackboard" Workshop

The Learning Technologies Office

Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

”BANNER – Faculty Services” Workshop

Office of the Registrar

Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

”Book Adoption & Ordering” Workshop

Follett Higher Education Group

Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room



 Thursday, October 2, 2014

”Academic Alert System” Workshop

Office of Mentoring & Advising

Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room



Tuesday, October 9, 2014

“Academic Advising” Workshop

Office of Mentoring & Advising

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – EH 109



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

”10th Annual Mini Grant” Presentations

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Martin Luther King Student Center – Parlor C



Thursday, October 23, 2014

”Rubrics & Grading Student Work” Workshop

Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room



Thursday, November 6, 2014

”I>Clickers” Workshop

Dr. Tomasz Smolinski

Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

”Flipped Classrooms” Workshop

Dr. Andrew Lloyd

Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Multipurpose Room



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

”Integrative Learning Opportunities” Workshop

Dr. Phyllis Collins

Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room 

 

THE CENTER FOR TEACHING & LEARNING LEADERSHIP


Dr. Rebecca Fox-Lykens, Director

rlykens@desu.edu 


 

Dr. Rebecca Fox-Lykens

                                                                                                                         

Law Studies Program and Minor

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PREPARING FOR A CAREER IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION AT DSU The purpose of the Law Studies Program is to prepare students for a career in the legal profession, whether it be as an attorney, judge, paralegal, or other position related to the field of law.  To this end, the Law Studies Program offers the following services for students: --Information on law schools, including catalogs and applications; --A library of law texts, a computer lab, and a classroom for use by students in the program; --A Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Preparation Course, which is available in the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy; --LSAT registration books and fee waiver applications; --Funding to attend the annual Law School Forum in New York, where selected students can visit with law school personnel and attend information sessions on financial aid and the admissions process; --Letters of recommendation to those applying for admission to law school; --Assistance with internship placements dealing with the legal profession; --Sponsoring events such as the Law Day forums, speakers, and debates on legal controversies; --Advising on the best courses to take to prepare for law school and careers in the field.   Beginning in Fall 2005, the Law Studies Program has offered a Minor in Law Studies.  The minor includes a total of 21 credits selected from courses available in five different departments.  The curriculum for the minor is as follows:   REQUIRED COURSES (18 Credits) POLS 307: Constitutional Law/Political Science POLS 308: Civil Liberties/Political Science ACCT 302: Business Law/Accounting SCCJ 315: Criminal Law/Sociology PHIL 206: Logic/Philosophy ENGL 311: Advanced Composition/English ELECTIVE COURSES (3 credits) ACCT 402: Business Law II/Accounting PHIL 101: Critical Thinking/Philosophy SPSC 471: Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport and Recreation/Sport Management   For further information, please contact Dr. Samuel B. Hoff, Law Studies Program Director, at either of the locations below: Law Studies Program Office, Conrad Hall 215, 857-7617 ETV 213, 857-6633, shoff@desu.edu

Philosophy (Minor Only)

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