is the customized textbook for students in the University of South Carolina's University 101 first-year seminar. It includes both general and institution-specific information for first-year students. Topics include time management, academic success strategies, career development, information literacy, health and wellness, and diversity. An ideal model for institutions working to design a custom-published first-year seminar text.
Table of Contents:
List of Assessments, Figures, Tables
CHAPTER 1: An Introduction to University 101
About University 101 at the University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina- The National and International Leader in First-Year seminars
University 101 Learning Outcomes
Your University 101 Instructors
University 101 Peer Leader Program
University 101 Awards
CHAPTER 2: Academic Strategies
I Never Studied in High School
Strategies versus Skills
Study Strategies in College
Using High Impact Learning Strategies
Using Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and Study Groups
College Students are measured on Four “Products”
Adopting a Growth Mindset on Academic Success- You Can Do This!
CHAPTER 3: Managing Time
Aligning Your Goals and Values
How do you Spend Your Time?
CHAPTER 4: Academic Policies, Processes, and Resources
Academic Policies and Procedures
Academic Planning Processes
When Things Don’t Work out as you Planned
CHAPTER 5: Involvement and Engagement
Involvement versus Engagement
Integrative Learning and USC Connect
CHAPTER 6: Positive Relationships
Making Friends in a New Environment
Relationships with University Faculty
A Word about your Digital Identity
CHAPTER 7 History and Traditions
Keeping it Cocky since 1801: A Chronological History
Noteworthy Moments in University History
Current Carolina Traditions
CHAPTER 8 Values and Identity
Understanding your Values
Clarifying your Identity
Communicating with Others
CHAPTER 9 The Carolinian Creed
The Carolinian Creed and its Tenets
Confronting Harmful Behavior
Practicing and Promoting the Creed
CHAPTER 10 Wellbeing
Will I Really Gain the “Freshman 15”?
Do I Really Need Eight Hours of Sleep?
How Should I Handle Stress?
Alcohol Use and Other Drugs
CHAPTER 11 Employability
Engaging in Career Planning…It’s Never Too Early to Start
Understanding the Current Landscape
Employability? What’s That?
USC Employability Model
How Will I Get There?
Career Decision Making: Four-Step Model