Division of Student Success

Vice President for Student Success: Dr. Timothy B. King

Houston Cole Library

The Division of Student Success offers elective courses aimed at leadership and career development. Students have an opportunity to apply for participation in the GO! Leaders Program for leadership development. All students are eligible to take career development courses.

STU 101  First Year Experience  (0)  

All students with less than 24 earned hours must take STU 101: First-Year Experience Course. Students will achieve course objectives related to their overall adjustment to being a successful student at JSU. Topics discussed include how to: declare a major and develop a relationship with an academic advisor, understand components of MyJSU, know and understand JSU policies, participate in the common reading program, learn and become active in JSU activities for students, understand and develop appropriate behaviors for a college student, become familiar with student services, and acquire knowledge and skills necessary to prosper as a JSU student. This course is mandatory for all students with fewer than 24 accrued hours. Beginning with the third attempt, and until the course has been successfully completed, a late registration fee of $100 per semester will be charged. Grade: Pass/No Credit.

STU 120  Career Planning Skills  (1)  

Individualized instruction in self-analysis of abilities, achievements, and interests to develop career goals and plans. Various career opportunities will also be explored.

STU 210  Resident Assistant Seminar  (1)  

Seminar for resident hall assistant providing experience in developing community, working with college students, and understanding the purpose and scope of resident halls.

STU 211  Leadership House for Women Seminar  (0)  

This course will combine academics with outside-of-the-classroom learning. Students will live together in the Leadership House for Women and evaluate leadership and personal development. The course will incorporate readings, in-class and online discussions, service learning, group work, simulations, critical reflections, and lectures to expose students to a wide range of leadership concepts and models. Students will examine leadership on three levels: self-leadership, collaborative leadership, and leadership for change within the community. Over the course of the semester, each student will develop their philosophy of leadership and engage in the practice of socially responsible leadership. Grades: Pass/No credit.

STU 212  Leadership House for Women Seminar II  (0)  

This course will combine academics with outside-the-classroom learning. Students will live together in the Leadership House for Women and evaluate leadership and personal development. This course will incorporate readings, in-class and online discussions, service learning, group work, simulations, critical reflections, and lectures to expose students to a wide range of leadership concepts and models. Students will examine leadership on three levels: self-leadership, collaborative leadership, and community leadership. Over the course of the semester, each student will develop their philosophy of leadership and engage in the practice of socially responsible leadership. Grades: Pass/No credit.

STU 304  Paraprofessional Training  (3)  

This course includes the choice of one of two training modules. One option involves training for students as peer educators in tutoring or assisting other students with life adjustment issues such as drug and alcohol abuse and sexual harassment. The second option involves training for students serving as orientation leaders in knowledge of self, campus, orientation consumers, listening skills, public speaking, and decision making.

STU 306  Advanced Paraprofessional Training  (3)  

This course includes the option of one of two training modules. The first option involves advanced training for students serving as peer educators in tutoring or assisting other students with life adjustment issues such as drug and alcohol abuse and sexual harrassment. The second option involves advanced training for students serving as orientation leaders. Gives students opportunity to enhance leadership, organizational, and human relations skills through supervisory responsibilities.