COLG 105: Student Success at CSB/SJU

COLG 105: Student Success at CSB/SJU is a new 1-credit course for incoming First-Year students which will meet once weekly for 55 minutes throughout the fall semester. The purpose of this course is to help students make a successful transition to CSB/SJU. The course aims to foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in and out of the classroom, articulate academic expectations, and help students continue to clarify their purpose and direction.

Through this course, students will:

  • Identify their core interests, skills, and values
  • Explore opportunities and pathways to succeed at their goals both on and off campus
  • Reflect on their obligations to others on campus and in the broader community
  • Identify resources that can help them develop and implement goals
  • Develop habits for sustaining healthy living, relationships, and for making good decisions 
  • Learn academic success strategies and demostrate skills and habits associated with deep learning and academic success
  • Begin to understand and develop habits and attitudes associated with professional behavior

Course topics include:

  • Academic Success Strategies (Time Management, How to Study, Organization, Prioritization, Teamwork, and Leadership)
  • Four-Year Planning (Academic, Experiential, and Career)
  • Effective Communication (Professionalism and Connecting with Others)
  • Understanding of Self (Interests, Skills, Values)
  • Importance of Health and Wellbeing