The Developmental Education Unit housed in the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Success, consists of courses in Study/Academic Survival Skills and College Literacy. The courses are designed to assist incoming students with the skills necessary for success at the University. The courses are small in size, offer individualized attention and provide additional assistance from the Tutorial Center.
DEVLPED 50 STUDY/ACADEMIC SURVIVAL SKILLS 3 Units
Examination of effective learning strategies and study behaviors and their application. Emphasis is upon developing a recognition of necessary academic survival skills, their application on an individual basis, and establishing a repertoire of metacognitive techniques. This course does not count toward the 120 hours required for graduation.
DEVLPED 60 COLLEGE LITERACY 3 Units
The course includes analysis of college-level textbooks and research articles. The course also includes comprehension and comprehension monitoring strategies, vocabulary development and efficient reading strategies. This course does not count toward the 120 hours required for graduation.
DEVLPED 80 PASS (PARTNERSHIP FOR ACHIEVING STUDENT SUCCESS) WORKSHOP 1-3 Units
Weekly workshop sessions will help students to develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills, as well as enable them to identify immediate and long-range academic and personal goals, to gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as students and citizens, to learn aabout the practice effective time and stress management techniques, to acquaint them with various available student support services, and to establish sound relationships with both the instructor/academic advisor of the workshop and their other UW-Whitewater instructors.