Required Activities

The first year of college is critical to both student retention and student success in the following years. All students at Cheyney University begin their educational journey in the University College. The program and activities are designed to assist students in achieving the essential learning outcomes of a liberal education. The University College emphasizes academic quality and excellence, advancing student achievement and success through learning communities, active student engagement, internships (career-readiness and/or graduate schools), and mentorship.

Throughout their time at Cheyney students benefit from the University College’s support services and co-curricular programming. The purpose of the required activities is to ensure a successful transition of first and second year students at Cheyney University. The goal is that they become successful during their entire college matriculation. In addition to promoting the mission of Cheyney University as a whole, the University College will create a learning environment that fosters academic commitment, responsibility and school pride.

Description
Freshman
Sophomore
Expectations and Academic Integrity SELF AWARENESS 11- 14 points
(6-8)
(5-6)
Discovery Self-Assessment (Orientation)
1
 
Freshman Survey (End of first year)
1
 
Sophomore Survey (End of second year)
 
1
Meet with a College Success Advisor within the first 3 weeks of classes
1
1
Review and discuss midterm academic progress with a University College Success Advisor
1
1
Student Strengths Inventory (Assessment)
1
1
Student Code of Conduct- Signed Contract
1
1
Conditional Accepted Contract (Conditional Admitted students only) Academic Success Center-Signed Contract
1
 
SEEK Academic Action Plan (SEEK students only)
1
1
 
 
 
Task Precision and Time Management CAREER FOUNDATION   16 points
(6)
(10)
Wolf-Career Network with Resume
2
2
Internship Institute (6 freshmen/ 6 sophomore =12Total)
3
5
Leadership Institute (Sophomore Year)
 
2
Focus2 / Career Exploration Activity (Assessment)
1
1
 
 
 
Expectations COMMUNICATION SKILLS   6 points
(3)
(3)
Freshmen Year Writing and Speaking Experience (Discovery Days)
3
 
Sophomore Year Writing and Speaking Experience
 
3
 
 
 
Success Focus and Time Management  ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT/SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING  24points
(14)
(10)
Math Enrichment (Participation per semester with Discovery Education )
5
5
Writing Enrichment (Participation per semester with Discovery Education)
5
5
Library Bar Code Registration
2
 
Electronic Etiquette Workshop (Professional Emails and Social Networking)
2
 
 
 
 
Task Precision and Ability to Develop Support Network DEVELOPING COMMUNITY  30-36 points
(15-18)
(15-18)
Learning Community Weekly Meeting
7
7
Learning Community Activities
7
7
Exam Prep/ Study-a-thon / Study Group (midterm and final) each semester
1
1
SEEK Meetings - (SEEK Students Only)
3
3
 
 
 
Responsibility and Expectations PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT  16 points
(8)
(8)
College Success Workshops (Freshman Year 6 /Sophomore Year 6)
6
6
Dating and Domestic Relationships (Discovery Days)
1
1
Alcohol and Other Drugs Awareness Workshop
1
1
 
 
 
Cultural Competence CULTURAL EXPERIENCES 8 points
(4)
(4)
Attend 2 Art Gallery Exhibits On Campus /2 each year
1
1
Attend 6 Public Lectures/ Performances On Campus each year (Departmental, and the Arts and Lecture Series)
3
3
 
 
 
School Involvement HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL  11 points
(8)
(3)
Introduction to Cheyney History (Discovery Days)
2
 
Cheyney Alumni Initiation Ceremony (Discovery Days)
2
 
Student Convocation September 13, 2012
1
 
Founders Day Convocation
1
1
Martin Luther King Celebration
1
1
Learn the Negro National Anthem and Cheyney’s Alma Mater
1
1
 
 
 
School Involvement COMMUNITY AND SERVICE LEARNING (Local to Global)
10 points
(5)
(5)
Volunteer (Discovery Days)
5
 
Community Project with Learning Community
 
5
 
 
 
Wellness STUDENT ENGAGEMENT/WELLNESS LITERACY  4 points
(2)
(2)
Intramural Activity or Member of Collegiate Team
1
1
Cheyney Club/Organization Membership or Learning Community with Active Participation (Band, Cheer, Choir)
1
1
 
 
 
TOTAL  148-157
71-76
69-73