UNIVERSITY 101

University 101 Breakdown

Click on the headings below to learn more about our interactive, module-based course for post-secondary students. The course is held on the platform Teachable.

Course Description

The Sustainable Student’s University 101 course has been established in an effort to aid this generation of students through their transition from high school to post-secondary learning. The two types of learning are vastly different; as such, making this transition without help can be exceptionally difficult and can have negatives effects on your mental and physical well-being.

This course was designed to help you to succeed in your transition, and to handle any stress that may come along with it. See the Course Breakdown below to learn about the course modules and content.

Course Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course other than age. Participants must be 17 years of age or older. While we expect most participants will already be enrolled in post-secondary school, we are happy to work with those preparing to enter as well.

Note: If you are an ESL student, we are happy to work with you. However, if English is your second language, please contact the instructors directly to ensure proper accommodations are put in place.

Course Outcomes

Outcome 1: Effectively set and keep goals.

Outcome 2: Be able to prioritize tasks and manage your time.

Outcome 3: Actively listen and improve upon note-taking skills.

Outcome 4: Be able to manage your stress.

Outcome 5: Resolve conflict effectively.

Outcome 6: Be able to communicate professionally.

Outcome 7: Be comfortable with public speaking.

Outcome 8: Become more organized.

Course Policies

Attendance

While attendance is not monitored or mandatory during this course, individuals will be responsible for catching up or missing out. There are no refunds available for missed, skipped, or unfinished modules.

Use of Electronic Devices

You must have access to a reliable electronic device to participate in this course. If you do not have access to one and are interested in participating in this course, please contact the course instructors and they will do what they can to accommodate you.

Intellectual Property

Students should be made aware that this course contains the intellectual property of the instructors. This includes any materials prepared for the course. This means that you cannot share it with others outside of the course, or pass it off as your own work.

Academic Integrity & Offences

If unsure about what constitutes an offence, or you need help learning how to avoid committing offences, please contact your course instructors. Note: Any offences tied to plagiarism will be dealt with by having it reported to your educational institution.

Due Dates

Due dates for all assignments have been provided and should be respected. However, if you are struggling with the assignment, or just need a bit more time, make sure to reach out to one of the instructors at least 24 hours in advance.

Mental Health

School can be stressful enough as is, but with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health has become even more important. As such, we want to ensure that all our students feel comfortable approaching us with any problems or concerns, whether academic or not.

Course Modules

Module 1: Setting Goals

Module 2: Organization & Time Management

Module 3: Listening & Note-Taking

Module 4: Studying Strategies

Module 5: Professional & Social Media Writing

Module 6: Stress Management

Module 7: Conflict Resolution

Module 8: Public Speaking

Module 9: Job-Seeking*

*Module 9 is optional – see Course Pricing to learn more.

Course Grading System

Each assessment will be graded on a basic rubric that will be made available to all students on Teachable. These rubrics will include detailed feedback from instructors and/or notes regarding any edits required.

Our grading system will be uniform across all assessment rubrics with the grading scale as follows:

  • N = Needs improvement
  • S = Satisfactory
  • G = Good
  • E = Excellent
Course Pricing

The basic version of the University 101 course includes Modules 1-8 for a base fee of $85, leaving individuals the choice to participate in Module 9: Job-Seeking for an additional fee of $15. Those who choose to stick with the first 8 modules will receive a promo code; this code will allow them to access Module 9 exclusively if they choose to take it at a later date.

Our aim is to make this course affordable for students from all backgrounds and income levels. As such, we are happy to work out a payment schedule with students to accommodate any needs. Contact us to discuss your options.

Course Learning Methods

Discussion Board Participation

At the beginning of this course, each student will participate in a discussion on the Teachable discussion board. This will include a post introducing yourself to the rest of the class. Moving forward, feel free to use the discussion board to discuss assignments or more personal issues such as anxiety.

Module Readings

With this course being module-based, relevant readings and course materials will be available on Teachable. These readings will be necessary for participants to be successful in this course, and to gain access to module quizzes.

Module Activities

Each module will consist of the necessary materials, and at least 1 activity to put the materials learned into practice. These activities come in a number of forms, catering to a number of learning styles and real-world situations.

One-On-One Meetings

Due to the online nature of this course, there will be a few mandatory one-on-one meetings to go over specific topics, such as student goals. Additionally, instructors are available for any additional meetings students may desire.

Quizzes

At the end of each module, there will be a quiz for participants to complete before they can move on to the next one. Each quiz will be module-specific and will consist of a handful of true and false, multiple-choice, and short answer questions.

Final Presentation

During your first one-on-one meeting with instructors, you will select a topic for your final presentation. Throughout the course, you will be responsible for working on the presentation, using concepts and strategies learned. This presentation will during a scheduled one-on-one with your instructors once you reach the final module.

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