Faculty Expectations

Faculty & Academic Expectations

Work Load

  • Think of college as a full time job
  • 40 hours per week minimum investment
  • 15 hours of classes each week
  • 15 hours of prep for classes
  • 10 hours for assignments
  • Be sure to keep up with the reading!

Faculty

  • Be responsible - keep up with email, blackboard, syllabi, etc.
  • Develop a relationship with your professors and others involved in your academic experience
  • Be attentive in class
  • Don't skip class - it can hurt you significantly
  • Recognize that different professors require different types of work
  • Be proactive, not reactive
  • Visit your professor, ask questions and seek help
  • Be honest with professors

Studying

  • Professors demand not memorization, but understanding and creativity
  • Develop a schedule and time management strategy
  • Make a practice of undistracted study
  • Take notes in and out of class
  • Look over notes every day
  • Do not cram for tests

Health

  • Get plenty of sleep - especially before exams
  • Eat well
  • Exercise
  • Take time to spend with friends
  • Socialize in moderation

Help is Available

  • Visit the Academic Success Office in Augustine 114
  • Inquire about tutoring

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