TRIO-SSS STUDENT SUCCESS COURSES (ALS 109 & UEXP 399)

 

The TRIO-SSS Students Success courses are designed to ease the transition to college by providing technological and academic skills, as well as knowledge of resources and the information necessary to be successful students at Oregon State and productive citizens. In these classes students will learn the importance of self-reliance and the skills necessary to be self-sufficient at OSU.

First-year and transfer students who have been admitted during fall term in the TRiO-SSS program are required to take this course and will receive two tuition free credits.

 

TRIO SSS 1st Year Student Success Course (ALS 109)

Course Description:

ALS 109 is designed for TRiO-SSS students to ease the transition to college by providing them with the skills and information necessary to be successful students and productive citizens. Learning about resources and the career decision-making process will enrich their college experience and help them achieve their academic goals. Students will also learn the importance of self-reliance and the skills necessary to being self-sufficient. This course will create greater self-awareness of how students’ identities (values, experiences, identities, etc.) impact how they will move forward. Greater self-awareness will lead to greater self-authorship for their educational experiences.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify OSU resources available to them as they transition into their roles as students to becoming successful in college.
  • Demonstrate technological competency in regards to relevant academic websites and apps.
  • Recognize the value of clarifying their interests, personal goals, and learn how these relate to different majors, careers and opportunities in academia.
  • Identify financial literacy skills to make informed financial choices for college and beyond.

 

TRIO SSS Transfer TransitionS Course (UEXP 399)

Course Description:

UEXP 399 is open to all TRiO SSS transfer students enrolled in their first year at OSU.  Navigating the transition to a new university can be a particularly exciting and challenging experience. This class is designed to help facilitate your transition by improving your knowledge of the research university, guiding you through pertinent policies, procedures, and resources, assisting you in identifying key skills and strategies for success, and encouraging community and student engagement. Critical thinking, group collaboration, and class participation are emphasized as students honor their past experiences and explore advice from other transfer students and administrators

Course Objectives:

  • The Transfer Transitions course is designed to familiarize transfer students to OSU, challenge view points, and explore transitional experiences. As a result of active participation in this course, students will:
  • Evaluate their transition into, anticipate their path through, and plan for their career after OSU;
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the various OSU student resources, and identify resources that will aid in their success;
  • Think critically and strenghten writing skills through timely self-reflections;
  • Analyze research on a student transitional issue, and identify programs, through OSU or other institutions, that best address and support this issue;
  • Recognize their role in building an intentional community of support through respectful collaboration of classmates, faculty, and staff.