WBE 097 Academic Mentoring
This is a one credit course designed specifically for students who are on Academic Alert, Academic Warning, or Academic Probation, and who have already successfully completed WBE 107, Academic Mentoring. Students meet individually each week with an academic mentor, with whom they create a specifi c plan to improve their academic standing. Mentors coach the students in building needed skill areas, and maintain regular contact with students’ professors to determine strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations. Though it can be repeated multiple times, this course does not count towards baccalaureate graduation requirements and is graded pass/fail. Prerequisites: WBE 107.
WBE 105 Career and Life Planning
This class is designed to help students decide on a major course of study. Grounded in vocational counseling theory, students will reach an understanding of their skills, values, and personalities by means of self-evaluation; investigate career and major opportunities; and formulate a career plan. First-year students or permission of the department chair.
WBE 106 Strategies for Academic Success
Specific research-based skills are presented in effort to improve the effectiveness of reading, note-taking, memory, and other cognitive abilities. Students are introduced to liberal arts philosophy as they learn academic requirements, University resources, and interpersonal skills that enhance their potential to be well rounded and academically successful. WBE 106 is graded pass/fail.
WBE 107 Academic Mentoring
This is a one credit course designed specifi cally for students who are on Academic Alert, Academic Warning, or Academic Probation. Students meet individually each week with an academic mentor, with whom they create a specifi c plan to improve their academic standing. Mentors coach the students in building needed skill areas, and maintain regular contact with students’ professors to determine strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations. A student can only receive a maximum of one credit of WBE 107 towards graduation requirements. As such, a student requiring further mentoring beyond WBE 107 will be placed into the WBE 097 course. WBE 107 is graded pass/ fail.
WBE 108 Fiat Lux
An introduction to Waynesburg University and the life of the mind. Students will examine and discuss the structure and goals of the curriculum and the values which guide the University and the academic enterprise and will experience cultural events collectively. Required of all fi rst year students irrespective of college credit earned during high school. Transfer students who have accumulated 12 or more college credits after high school are exempt. Fall
WBE 109 Fiat Lux Student Mentorship
This is a one credit class designed for those undergraduate students selected to act as mentors for the Fiat Lux program. Undergraduate students serve as mentors for freshmen enrolled in WBE 108, Fiat Lux. Mentors assist the Fiat Lux instructor in presenting topics chosen by the instructor to individual Fiat Lux sections. Participation in the annual freshman trip is desired but not required. Only those students who have complete a minimum of 25 semester hours at Waynesburg University with an overall grade point average of 3.00 or above are eligible for selection. Grading for this course will be on a pass/fail basis. Students are not permitted to take this course as an audit. Students may serve as mentors for no more than three semesters for credit. Student may only register for this course with the approval of the Fiat Lux instructor and the Director of Fiat Lux. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)
WBE 405 Professional Development Workshop
The Professional Development Workshop is an elective, one-credit class for graduating seniors and second semester juniors in all disciplines. A weekly series of workshops will be presented to help students better prepare for their transition from college to career by enhancing the professional development skills necessary to be successful in today’s competitive employment market. Guest speakers will be invited to campus to speak on specifi c topics. One one-hour lecture each week. Prerequisite: open to seniors or second semester juniors. May only be taken once.