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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SDS6030

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Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5193 2015-02-10
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Higher Ed/Community College Ed ED
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Vasti Torres 9743400 vastitorres@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SDS 6030 Advising and Helping Skills in Student Affairs

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Advising and Helping Skills
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Course is designed to develop the communications skills of student affairs practitioners. Focus is on the advising and helping relationship that occurs between student affairs practitioners and students.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed to compete with national trends

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Each cohort is approximately 30 students

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctoral degree in education with experience in college student affairs or academic advising areas.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. To develop competencies within the advising relationship between practitioners and students.

    2. To acquaint students with theories and systems of advising, helping skills, and referral.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Students will develop the professional competency of advising and helping

    2. Students will understand the principles of academic advising and working with student groups.

    3. Students will understand the theories applicable to helping students in crisis situations that arise in practice.

    4. Students will develop the ability to refer students towards further assistance of professionals.

    C. Major Topics

    - Academic Advising

    - Student group formation and advising

    - Crisis Intervention

    - Use of Student Response Teams in Student Affairs

    - Referral of students to professionals

    - Confidentiality

    - Well-being of the individual

    - Ethical considerations in working with students

    D. Textbooks

    Gordon, V.N., Habley, W.R.& Grites, T.J. (Eds.). (2008). Academic advising: A comprehensive handbook. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

    Corey, G., 2013. Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy. Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 9th Edition.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    other readings will be placed on electronic reserve

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    • Students in this course are expected to be an active learner, which requires each student to take an active role in their own learning and to share the learning process with the class. The nature of a seminar course is to promote personal conversation on the class topics. This requires every member of the class to be devoted to the learning process.

    • The components of active learning are (these are the elements of Active Participation):

    1. Attendance at all class sessions is critical to promoting a learning community within the class. Each member benefits from the viewpoints of the other members. If you need to miss a class for unforeseen reasons you are responsible for getting all information covered in class, it is good to make these arrangements with a classmate in advance.

    2. Read all assigned materials and keep up with your own assignments. Make note of questions, inconsistencies, areas of interest, and connections you find to other readings.

    3. Active participation in class discussion allows each student to test out his or her own assumptions about practice as well as expand the worldview of others in the class. Each member has an equally important story to share based on his or her own experiences.

    4. Mutual Respect. Each individual participating in this course has a responsibility to create and maintain an environment that is conductive to learning. To accomplish this it is important to have an environment that is free of distractions, engages all participants in the learning process, and does not demean or dehumanize any individual or group. The following expectations are geared towards a mutually respectful environment:

    • Silence pagers and all types of phones during the class – notify the instructor if you are on-call and need to respond to emergencies.

    • Refrain from any use of technology for social networking purposes;

    • Turn off text messaging capabilities including notification of received messages.

    • Use of laptops/notebooks/netbooks is restricted to note taking only unless instructor has granted permission for other options.

    • Arrive on time and remain for the duration of the class.

    • Refrain from conducting private conversations in class.

    • Refrain from reading material extraneous to the course content and discussion in class.

    • Use appropriate language and behavior that does not demean or dehumanize any person or group of persons, whether or not such persons are present.

    5. Incompletes: Will not be given unless extenuating circumstances occur. These instances must be negotiated prior to end of the course. Last minute incompletes will not be given.

    • All assignments should be turned in on time and in compliance with all the criteria listed in the assignment instructions. Assignments should be uploaded to Canvas before beginning of class.

    • APA (Sixth Edition) is expected in all paper.

    • All students are expected to abide by USF “Student Code of Conduct.” This code can be found on the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities: http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/regulations/pdfs/regulation-usf6.0021.pdf

    • In order to receive an accommodation for a disability the student must be registered with the Office of Students with Disabilities Services (OSDS) at SVC 1133 or 813-974-4309 (http://www.sds.usf.edu/index.asp). Students are required to give reasonable notice (typically 5 working days) prior to requesting an accommodation. The instructor will expect instructions to come from OSDS. If at all possible please talk to the instructor about these situations prior to class sessions.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    - Active Participation

    - Group presentation of case studies

    - Reflection papers on aspects of well-being

    - Examination skills practice occasions

    H. Attendance Policy

    Students are expected to attend all class sessions and notify the instructor when they will not be in class.

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    • All students are expected to abide by USF “Student Code of Conduct.” This code can be found on the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities: http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/regulations/pdfs/regulation-usf6.0021.pdf

    Incompletes: Will not be given unless extenuating circumstances occur. These instances must be negotiated prior to end of the course. Last minute incompletes will not be given.

    • All assignments should be turned in on time and in compliance with all the criteria listed in the assignment instructions. Assignments should be uploaded to Canvas before beginning of class.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    M.Ed. in College Student Affairs


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Counseling

    Higher Educaiton



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