Division of Student Success (UNIV)

Courses

UNIV 1000. FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE. 0 Hours.

The First-Year Experience orients students to life on campus and emphasizes engagement beyond the classroom. Students experience the University community by attending campus events and making connections beyond their studies, including interaction with career services, the library and financial literacy services. Students will identify campus resources to support wellness from multiple aspects such as social and physical. Academic success skills will also be taught by Peer Academic Leaders (PALs), including the development of a degree map.

UNIV 1101. CAREER PREPARATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS. 1 Hour.

A first year experience course for new transfer students. This course will cover topics to help students transition to UTA and achieve academic and personal success through recognition of campus resources and community building. Students will discover effective ways to balance personal and career obligations with academic goals. The course will allow for the discovery of marketable skills of their chosen academic discipline and the professions associated with their program of study. Experiential learning opportunities will be discussed; topics may include undergraduate research, leadership, international engagement, community engagement and career development.

UNIV 1131. STUDENT SUCCESS. 1 Hour.

Student Success is a learning community course that will teach new students' academic success skills to aid their transition to college. The goal of the course is to help students identify their individual needs, determine what resources are appropriate, recognize the faculty role in their development, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience from campus to career. The course will be taught by Peer Academic Leaders (PALS) and faculty, staff and/or graduate students to provide guidance, raise awareness and understanding of students' majors and help support collaborative and co-curricular opportunities available within the School/College.

UNIV 1302. COLLEGE LEARNING. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the learning strategies and behaviors necessary for academic success in academic programs and in personal and career development. Focus is on self-assessment, self-regulation, and employing cognitive and psychological theories and strategies for self-change. Students complete a self-change project based on theories and models of behavior modification. Gateway Advantage students are required to enroll in this course during their first semester.

UNIV 3335. PEER ACADEMIC LEADER TRAINING. 3 Hours.

Students are trained on the expectations and responsibilities of becoming a Peer Academic Leader (PAL). These students will work as group leaders for UNIV 1131 after successful completion of the course. Students will learn group instruction procedures and requisite guidance material to explain academic regulations and student services, analyze study skills, initiate appropriate study habits, and make appropriate referrals when necessary. Focus on classroom management, learning theory, and lesson plan development. Elective credit; does not count as part of the professional education certification requirements. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.