We designed UNIV 1000 as a commitment to AUM's mission to exemplify excellence through education, as well as the institutions emphasis on increasing retention, persistence, and graduation rates. Our goals and learning objectives for this course intentionally align course content with institutional objectives.
The course addresses the following components from AUM's learning competencies:
- Development of Society
- Fosters Critical Thinking
- Broadly Based Education
- Research for Knowledge Advancement
- Opportunity of Lifelong Learning
The four primary learning outcomes for UNIV 1000 are as follows:
- You will demonstrate knowledge of, and the association between, available campus resources and academic success.
- You will demonstrate knowledge regarding study skills associated with academic progress towards graduation.
- You will explore, practice, and demonstrate application of skills associated with academic success.
- You will demonstrate knowledge of "academic engagement" and its importance relative to their progress towards graduation.
Educational Planning and Success
We have structured the UNIV 1000 course to provide you, as a new AUM student, with opportunities to successfully transition into college, both academically and personally. UNIV 1000 is designed to help you foster a connection of belonging at AUM, as well as the skills needed to engage with your classes in a way that promotes academic advancement and persistence through graduation. Specifically, the course will orient you to our academic expectations, introduce you to AUM services in place to support your academic success, guide you through professional, academic, and personal goal-setting processes, and provide you with a peer cohort with whom you experience your first semester.
If you are entering AUM, you are expected to take UNIV unless you are:
- A transfer student transferring in 24 or more college level credit hours that were earned while in residence from a regionally accredited institution after completing high school graduation requirements. Furthermore, you as transfer student must have earned a 2.21 or greater cumulative grade point average on all college level credit hours, or
- Admitted to AUM via the Bridge Program, or
- Entering AUM as Transient, 2nd Degree Seeking, Dual Enrollment, Unclassified or similar student type, while you retain the aforementioned student type.
UNIV is an AUM graduation requirement that we expect you to complete within the first academic year that you attend AUM.
Amy Ingram, UNIV Program Manager
Library Tower (Admin), Room 229