UNIV 100: The Student in the University
UNIV 100 is a one-credit seminar for all entering students that helps them to answer the questions, "Why am I here?" and "How can I get the most out of the University of Maryland?"
The goal of the seminar is to connect students to the resources they need to excel, while making sure their transition is as smooth as possible. To accomplish this, small groups of students are paired with a class instructors who structure the class and serve as "sounding-boards" when questions arise.
UNIV sections are generally limited to an enrollment of 20 or less students in order to create a more discussion oriented environment in the classroom, and to promote more opportunity for instructor/student and peer interaction. The topics of UNIV courses are covered using a variety of interactive approaches. There are seven required elements that are covered in every section of UNIV100:
- • Why am I here?
- • What are my goals for my education at the University of Maryland?
- • Academic study skills
- • Time management University of Maryland resources Major/career exploration Diversity
- • Responsible Decision Making
The way in which these elements are covered is up to each instructor. In addition, there are other suggested topics from which each instructor can choose to address with students. These topics include, but are not limited to:
- • Academic honesty
- • Library resources
- • Campus safety
- • Community service
- • Critical thinking
- • Cultural Events
- •To assist students in their transition to the University of Maryland community.
- •To introduce students to the academic environment at University of Maryland.
- •To help students explore the world of higher education and clarify why they are in college and establish realistic goals for their collegiate experience.
- •To assist students in their identification with University of Maryland while learning about whom they are and how they fit in the University environment.
- •To help students learn the vast number of resources available to them at the University of Maryland (i.e. library, cultural activities, extracurricular, academic support services).
- •To assist students in their skill development (i.e. career decision making, academic skill development, communication skills, etc.)
- •To assist students in their understanding of developmental patterns that will face them in their undergraduate career.
- •To develop an appreciation for the cultural diversity at the University of Maryland.
Updated Fall 2017
At the completion of UNIV100, students will know or be able to:
- •Identify campus resources related to their educational path and personal interests.
- •Complete a 4-year (or 4-semester) plan aligned with their academic program or major.
- •Identify effective strategies for academic success in their coursework.
- •Examine their assumptions about diversity, inclusion, and individual differences.
- •Articulate and apply bystander intervention strategies.
- •Identify campus policies and relate them to their educational path.
- •Find and participate in on-campus events significant to their academic and personal lives.