pursue your passion, earn your degree  STUDENT HANDBOOK 2018-2019
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   Table of Contents   Welcome to College Unbound ...........................................................................
Student Policies Grading System..............................................................................................
Rethink Higher Education  Welcome to College Unbound I am excited to welcome you to College Unbound. We have built a quali...
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Mission Statement Mission Our mission is to reinvent higher education for underrepresented returning adult learners, using...
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pursue your passion, earn your degree  Program Logistics
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College Unbound   2018-2019 ACADEMIC CALENDAR DRAFT FALL SEMESTER 20 Fall Term 1 Begins  3  Labor Day ZOOM session  AUGUST...
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Dennis Littky  Adam Bush  Tracy Money  RobertCarothers  Executive Vice President robert.carothers collegeunbound.org  Robe...
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My Personal Learning Network Contact Information College Unbound Advisor   Professional Mentor s    Field Experts and Inst...
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Student Support Services Student Support Services Disabling Conditions  College Unbound provides accommodations and suppor...
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Degree Program Bachelor of Arts Organizational Leadership and Change The Organizational Leadership and Change bachelor   s...
Collaboration Communication  Creativity Critical Thinking  Re ection Resiliency  Demonstrate competence at Practitioner le...
Making it Practical How Will I Spend My Time  Instructional Delivery Perhaps the most important aspect of the College Unbo...
Engaged Academic Time Credit Hour Policy The College Unbound Credit Hour Policy codifies practices for all CU courses and ...
CHECKLIST  FOR  SUCCESS    WEEKLY RESPONSIBILITY   Record       Goals questions for the week.      Readings for the week. ...
Cohort Time Weekly Seminar Weekly cohort time is a key tool for building student engagement, motivation, and confidence. I...
pursue your passion, earn your degree  Program Components
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CU educates adult learners one student at a time in out-of-the-classroom settings. Our target market is adults who began d...
Transformational Learning is Personalized and Self-Directed Learning is a process powered by the learner and supported and...
At College Unbound Workplace Learning is Honored, Supported, and Credited At most higher education institutions, students ...
How Learning is Integrated and Projects are Born     One student speaks It has been tough trying to understand readings, e...
Pursue your passion. Earn your degree.  Celebrating Student Projects Anjel-- To ensure the implementation of holistic huma...
Hear More from    Since I have been here, at CU, I know this is the type of structure I need. Nobody allows you to fail, g...
The Personal Learning Plan Each student at College Unbound works with members of his or her Personal Learning Network  PLN...
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pursue your passion, earn your degree  The Big 10 - Leadership   Change Competencies  College Unbound students develop bro...
The Big 10 - College Unbound Leadership   Change Competencies  con   t.  Accountability  t    BSSJFT PVU B MFBSOJOH QMBO T...
Personal Learning Network An essential component of the College Unbound program is the student   s Personal Learning Netwo...
Specific Responsibilities of Each Member of the Student   s PLN Student  t   POEVDUT BO JOWFOUPSZ PG JOUFSFTUT  TUSFOHUIT ...
Specific Responsibilities of Each Member of the Student   s PLN  con   t  Peer Partner s  t   T DPNNJUUFE UP UIF TVDDFTT P...
Assessment What to Assess  The Importance of CU Leadership   Change Habits of Practice and Mind Students work their indivi...
CU Assessments Exhibitions  Self-Assessment  Students prepare and present public exhibitions of their learning at the end ...
CU Glossary Academic Advisor  Academic Advisor Meetings  Exhibitions  the student   s Personal Learning Plan and facilitat...
CU Glossary  con   t  Personal Learning Network  Each student is supported by a Personal Learning Network committed to the...
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pursue your passion, earn your degree  STUDENT RESOURCES
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37  Expert   Acknowledges and corrects mistakes, identifying and facing up to problems quickly and directly. Identifies ow...
38  Anticipates what additional information may be needed and brings that information to seminar appointments in addition ...
39  Develops and follows a personal plan to achieve short term and long term life and learning goals, and uses that plan t...
40  Expert   Recognizes and uses the special talents of each team member. Engages network members to facilitate contributi...
41     Offers and receives constructive criticism.  Seeks opportunities to engage in analysis of own work and the work of ...
42  Expert   Demonstrates self- awareness in responding to audience expectations and context through effective, profession...
43  Chooses a variety of information sources appropriate to the scope and discipline of the research question. Selects sou...
44  Integrates alternate, divergent, or contradictory perspectives or ideas fully.  Embraces contradictions.        Percei...
45     Reconstructs one   s beliefs on the basis of wider experience.  Fair-mindedly follows where evidence and reason lea...
46  Begins to initiate and develop interactions with culturally different others. Begins to suspend judgment in valuing he...
47  Actively advances social justice.  Works actively to advance social justice and equity. Demonstrates ability and commi...
48  Demonstrates the ability to construct a clear and insightful problem statement with evidence of all relevant contextua...
49  Applies their core beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, as well as personal interaction and learning styles, consistently u...
50  Stays on task no matter how difficult it is to find the answers to problems. Evaluates the use of a variety of strateg...
51     Enjoys learning.  Enjoys figuring things out independently. Challenges self to be a lifelong learner. Is curious ab...
52  Chooses and uses learning resources appropriate to situation.  Chooses a variety of information sources appropriate to...
      Professional Mentor Agreement    The Professional Mentor is a vital part of the Personal Learning Network of each Co...
AGREEMENT     As a Professional Mentor, I agree to provide support and guidance to the College Unbound  student in the cou...
Workplace Assessment  Student Name ____________________________________________ Date _____________________________________...
   The College Unbound Posted Weekly Reflection     I don   t know what I think until I try to write it down     Joan Didi...
CU Weekly Reflections make your thinking visible for yourself, your academic liaison, and your  classmates.  They help you...
  Samples  -  CU Weekly Reflection     January 25, 2013  I had a break through today on my project.  Figured out that my e...
  College Unbound Learning Exhibition    Welcome to our learning exhibitions   We are delighted to have you with us and ap...
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  What and How to Prepare     Review your learning plan project. Be selective about the important relevant pieces to share...
  Your exhibition will be allotted a total of 35 minutes. 15 Minutes     Your Presentation     Introduce your Professional...
Pocket Guide to Probing Questions     The distinction between clarifying questions and probing questions can be difficult ...
Since probing questions are the hardest to create productively, we offer the following suggestions       Check to see if y...
The Writing Process  Each of us has a speaking voice, even when we write.  Our readers hear us clearly when we care about ...
6 Traits of Writing IDEAS AND CONTENT  Is the writing clear, focused, and interesting  Do main ideas stand out with good s...
General, global information provides the big picture     and makes the reader long for specifics. Well-focused Information...
The writer   s message is remarkably clear and easy to interpret. Phrasing is original     even memorable     yet the lang...
pursue your passion, earn your degree  Student Policies
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  Grading System  Any student taking courses from College Unbound are subject to the following grading  policies.      Ins...
  with grades of AUS, AUU, IP, N, P, or marks of I, O. For example, if you are a first-year  student who has completed the...
      Instructors and or departments may deny students the option to register P N for any  course.      Hours of P N cours...
  Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress  SAP  for Financial Aid    Grade Point Average  Students must maintain a cum...
  SAP Appeal Process  Students with unusual or mitigating circumstances may submit an appeal requesting to  continue to re...
  Student Code of Conduct  The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct and the Conduct Review Process that supports  it is ...
  any other category protected by law      b.    Harassment or the creation of a hostile environment based on race, religi...
  5. Alcohol      a.    Possession or use of alcohol anywhere on college property, except for legal use at  events, operat...
    If a student violates a No Contact Order or the directions of a college representative to  avoid another person, the s...
  Academic Honesty    1. College Unbound believes that the respect for ideas and intellectual property rights is a  critic...
  College Unbound Complaint Process Recommended Details for Complaints A complaint should contain the complainant   s cont...
  Student Support Services Disabling Conditions  College Unbound provides accommodations and supports to students with dis...
  obligated to provide the same or similar accommodations, as did another institution.  Accommodations are made case-by-ca...
      Provide necessary information to Disability Services to obtain Accommodation Letter.      Present Accommodation Lett...
  Documentation from a credentialed examiner is required to substantiate the presence of a  possible disability and to est...
  significant or considerable impact to a major life function, may be eligible for  accommodations.     All determinations...
  Title IX Notice  No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied...
  response to complaints of discrimination based on sex. The Title IX Coordinator will ensure complaints of this nature ar...
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