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CCM Launching Student Success Course

Designed to Help Increase Engagement, Confidence and Retention - Posted 5/6/13
As part of providing a high-quality education, County College of Morris has created a new Student Success course to help students with developing the skills needed for academic achievement.

The course (CSS 011) is designed to assist first-year students in their adjustment and success with the college experience. The course also introduces the development of leadership skills as an integral part of the learning process. Topics such as academic expectations, time management, campus resources, career choices and academic advisement are also explored.

Students also learn the dynamics of interpersonal relationships experienced in a college community, the expectations placed upon students by professors, and the role students themselves play in their academic journey.

The course will be offered during the summer and the 2013-14 academic year as an eight- and 15-week hybrid course. Various sections will be offered to fit the schedules of CCM’s diverse student population.

The class will be mandatory during the first year of college for all students whose majors are in the Division of Liberal Arts or mathematics and who are required to take Writing Skills (ENG 025). Other groups of students such as those participating in the Educational Opportunity Fund program and probationary students also will be required to take the course based on departmental recommendations. Although select groups of students are required to take the class, any student can enroll if he or she and an advisor feel it would be beneficial. The course is administered by the Languages and ESL department.