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General Education Core

ACAD 101

Principles of the Learning Academy is an essential course for all first-time freshmen. This course introduces first-year students to the concepts, principles, and skills necessary for successful higher learning and facilitates students' adjustment to and engagement in the learning academy.

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Understand their responsibilities within the classroom and at the university
  • Understand support services and learning opportunities develop a sense of community and connection to the university
  • Develop successful academic skills and attitudes
  • Connect personal and social responsibility to their own academic efforts

ACAD Core Commitments

  • Achieving excellence
  • Taking seriously the perspectives of others
  • Contributing to a larger community
  • Refining ethical and moral reasoning
  • Cultivating personal and academic integrity

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