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Get Your Hands on Your Future
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Get Your Hands on Your Future
If you are looking for a connection with other potential future leaders, this is where you belong. To be a good leader, you must be a good learner. This learning community will offer you opportunities to work with others to explore questions that all good leaders and learners deal with, such as: Why is learning certain things so difficult for some of us, but easier for others? How can we learn faster and better? Where does motivation come from? What connection is there between setting goals and accomplishing goals?
Through this exploration, you will develop close friendships; have access to academic support geared towards preparing you for leadership positions in the world of work, and within your community. Students will be connected by two classes in the fall: Strategies for Academic Success (TRDIS-120) and American Government (POLS-210). This learning community is sponsored by ASPIRE-Student Support Services and is available to eligible students only.
First year students who meet one of the following criteria:
POLS-210 American Government (3 cr.)
Instructor - Kim Zagorski
Structures and processes of national, state and local government in the United States; constitutional framework, political theory and ideology, racial and ethnic dimensions of U.S. political culture, civil rights, media, voting, parties, elections, interest groups, and policy making. Comparisons with selected foreign governments. This class fulfills 3 of the required credits for the Social and Behavioral Science general education requirement.
TRDIS-120 Strategies for Academic Success (2 cr. - Tuition Waived)
Instructor - Dave Boisen
STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS is a 2-credit seminar designed to enhance your ability to be successful in college, the job market or whatever else follows your undergraduate experience. Through a variety of sources, methods, activities, as well as in-class and out-of class experiences, you will be shown how to achieve the course's overall educational goals:
This is a non residential learning community and is not linked to a resident hall or floor. On campus and commuter students are welcome. There is an ASPIRE floor option available in SOUTH HALL that is affiliated with this Learning Community. Students indicating an early interest in ASPIRE programming will receive priority to live on the ASPIRE Floor in South Hall.
Name: Dave Boisen
Hobbies and Interests:
U.S. History; home beer brewing; watching my kids participate in sports and music activities.
The most interesting thing that I ever done: being a by-name call-up for state active duty two weeks after 9/11 to organize and help administer the airport security mission at 7 regional airports, (some for 24-hours a day, all of them 7-days a week) that the Wisconsin National Guard executed during the next 8 months from the state headquarters in Madison. Since something like this had never been done before, we had to synthesize the operation, quickly and safely, as we went along. I wrote the official military order, which was signed by our two-star general commanding officer only a week after my arrival in Madison, which put it all into motion.
Number of Participants: 25
Living Location: South Hall, Commuter Students Welcome
Classes: POLS 210 and TRDIS 120
Eligibility: First Generation, Income Eligible and/or Documented Disability