Academic Program Options What educational options are available at IVCC? Okay, now that you know how to get started here at IVCC, what about academic program options? At IVCC, you can choose from five different degrees and a variety of certificate programs. If you want to transfer to a four-year college or university, you will pursue either an Associate in Arts (A. A.) degree, an Associate in Science (A. S.) degree, or an Associate in Engineering Science (A. E. S.) degree. These three degrees are called transfer degrees. If you want to learn a professional skill that will result in immediate employment after IVCC, you will pursue either an Associate of Applied Science (A. A. S.) degree or a certificate program. Another degree option available to you is the Associate in General Studies (A. G. S.) degree. This degree is individualized to meet the needs and interests of the student. It allows for the combination of both transfer and career courses. While not intended to be a transfer degree, the A. G. S. degree recognizes completion of two years of college. back | home | next
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John Lochman – Interim Director, Alabama Life Research Institute Saxon Professor Emeritus of Psychology Director Emeritus, Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems [EC] 2018-2019 Advisory Board • Carol Agomo – Director of Community and Administrative Affairs, UA Division of Community Affairs • David Albright - Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health and Associate Professor in School of Social Work • Susan Burket – Alabama Power Foundation Endowed Professor, College of Engineering • Jason DeCaro – Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences • Thomas English – Assistant Professor of Management, Culverhouse College of Business • Patrick Frantom – Associate Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences • Safiya George – Associate Professor of Nursing, & Assistant Dean for Research, College of Nursing • John Higginbotham – UA Interim Vice President for Research; Director, Institute for Rural Health Research; Professor and Chair of the Department of Community and Rural Medicine, College of Community Health Sciences [EC] • Mathew Jenny – Associate Professor of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences • Debra McCallum – Director, Institute for Social Science Research; Senior Research Social Scientist [EC] • Kagendo Mutua – Professor, Severe and Profound Disabilities and Transition, College of Education • Laura Myers – Director, Center for Advanced Public Safety, College of Engineering; Senior Research Scientist • Patricia Parmelee – Director, Alabama Research Institute on Aging; Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences [EC} • Jason Parton – Director, Institute for Business Analytics (and Data Analytics Lab); Assistant Professor, Culverhouse College of Commerce [EC] • Edward Sazonov – Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering • Xiangrong Shen – Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering • Stuart Usdan – Professor and Dean, College of Human Environmental Sciences • Thomas Weida - Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer for University Medical Center, College of Community Health Sciences • Susan White – Professor & Doddridge Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology, Colege of Arts & Sciences; Director, Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems [EC]
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Test Your Knowledge IVCC offers five associate degree programs. If you wish to complete your associate degree at IVCC and transfer to a university, you are pursuing which degree from IVCC? A. Certificate B. Associate in Science (A. S.) C. Associate of Applied Science (A. A.
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Test Your Knowledge If you wish to major in a Career Program and have no plans to transfer to a four-year college or university, you are pursuing which degree from IVCC: A. Associate in Arts (A. A.) B. Associate in Applied Science (A. A. S.) C. Associate in Science (A. S.) D. Associate in Engineering Sciences (A. E. S)
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REFLECTIVE JOURNALING TOOLS Reflective J ournalingTools LEARNING: • How is practice different from theory? Did this exercise help you to understand your theory and the application of theory better? How? Why? • Did you learn anything that helped you to better understand a theory, the use of a test that you were taught in lectures/labs? • What did you learn that were not taught in lectures (e.g. communication with patients), and how did you cope or learn more about this to improve your performance? Or how can this be incorporated into lectures? • Did this exercise help you to remember or recall later other aspects of previous experiences that you have forgotten? • Did this exercise help you identify areas that need to be changed, improved etc. in yourself/peers/staff/clinical training etc. Why and how? • What actions did you take you take and what are the results (what did you learn)? SELF ASSESSMENT: • Did you identify areas/issues that you were unclear of, or disagreed with your supervisors/peers, or different from what you have learned in your past lectures? Justify the actions taken. Did this help you in your learning? How? • Have you been open to share with others and to listen what others have to say? • Have you paid attention to both your strong and weak points? Can you identify them? What are you going to do about them? • How did faculty supervision/RW help you in your clinical experiences in relation to your professional growth? (eg. did it encourage you to be more independent, to become more confident in professional activities and behaviors etc) • What have you noted about yourself, your learning altitude, your relationship with peers/supervisors etc. that has changed from doing this exercise? COMMUNICATION: • What have you learned from interacting with others (peers/supervisors/staff etc)? • Did your peers gain anything from YOUR involvement in this exercise and vice versa? • Did this exercise encourage and facilitate communication? • Did you clarify with your supervisors/peers about problematic issues identified? Why (not)? What are the results? • How could you/your peers/staff help you overcome negative emotions arising from your work? Did your show empathy for your peers? PROFESSIONALISM: • Did you learn that different situations call for different strategies in management? • What are the good and bad practices that you have identified? How would you suggest to handle the bad/poor practices identified (if any)? • Did you learn to accept and use constructive criticism? • Did you accept responsibility for your own actions? • Did you try to maintain high standard of performance? • Did you display a generally positive altitude and demonstrate self-confidence? • Did you demonstrate knowledge of the legal boundaries and ethics of contact lens practice? EMOTION & PERSONAL GROWTH: • Did you reflect on your feelings when dealing with the case/peers/supervisor (eg. frustration, embarrassment, fear) for this exercise? If not, why not? If yes, who should be responsible — you, your patient or your supervisor? Why? • Did you find reflection (as required for this exercise) helpful, challenging, and enjoyable, change the way you learn? How? Why (not)? • How and what did you do to handle negative emotions arising from doing this subject? How could these feelings be minimized? • Did you try to find out if your feelings were different from your peers? Why? What did you do to help your peers? • Did you reflect on your learning altitude? How was it? Is there room for improvement? How? Why (not)? • What did you learn about your relationship with your peers/supervisors? What did you learn about working with others? Ideas for Reflective Journaling Writing Contributor(s): Dr. Michael Ying and Dr. Pauline Cho
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The Most Important Policies Every Student Must Know! The 2.0 Graduation Policy Want to graduate? First, You Must Apply For Graduation. Pick up the “Intent to Graduate” form in the Office of Admissions/Records and submit it by the deadline below: Semester Month of Graduation Intent Form Due Summer Graduation August July 1 Fall Graduation December October 1 Spring Graduation May February There is no computer in the sky that automatically knows you have completed all your coursework since programs of study change from year to year. Secondly, there are several requirements for graduation. One that we’d like for you to especially be aware of is the 2.0 Graduation Policy. You must have successfully completed all required courses for the Associate and/or Certificate desired and have the required minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Further, you must have taken at least 16 hours of academic coursework at IVCC to graduate with an Associate Degree from IVCC, and/or you must have completed at IVCC at least 25% of the coursework required of your certificate program to graduate from IVCC. In doubt about CGPA? See the “Your GPA section” of this orientation! back | home | next
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Transfer Acceptances Butler University Whittier College Stanford University Purdue University University of Pennsylvania University of Indianapolis DePauw University Earlham College Illinois Institute of Technology University of Pennsylvania University of Michigan University of Illinois Urbana Goshen College Georgia State University University of Central Florida Flagler College Manchester University University of Southern California Miami University Middlebury University Smith College Ohio State University Wabash College Hanover College University of Nevada Las Vegas Wellesley College University of Massachusetts Harvard Extension School Columbia College of Chicago Rose-Hulman Concordia University Chicago Eastern Illinois University Purdue University School of the Art Institute of Chicago American University Valparaiso University Trine University University of Colorado University of Arizona SUNY - Buffalo Bridgewater University Indiana University Ball State University IUPUI Western Michigan University Holy Cross College Marian University Columbia College Indiana Wesleyan University Olivet Nazarene University University of Evansville
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Frequently Asked Questions Q: Are there tutors available if I have trouble with any of my classes, especially math? A: Yes, the Peer Tutoring Center, located in CRC-D, offers free tutoring to all IVCC students in almost all subject areas. Call 815-2240479 to arrange your tutoring session. Q: How can I be certain my classes will transfer to a four-year college or university? A: Our Counselors can assist you with selecting the right courses. The Counseling Center, located in E-201, also has transfer guide sheets from most Illinois four-year colleges. Q: Do I buy or rent my textbooks? A: You can buy textbooks from the IVCC bookstore located in the Main Building C, to the right of the Lobby. Some textbooks may be available for rental. Q: I have a disability. Where can I receive reasonable accommodations? A: The Disability Services Office at IVCC assists students in achieving success in their college classes. At IVCC, professional staff and faculty, along with many academic and adaptive support services, are available to help students meet their individual special needs. For more information, contact Special Needs Coordinators: Tina Hardy 815-224-0284 or Judy Mika 815-224-0350. back | home | next
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