ACAD Courses

ACAD 1100 Academic Strategies- For Freshmen only

Fall 2017

ACAD 1100-Academic Strategies is a course designed to teach students the academic strategies needed to be successful as a college student at the University of Memphis. Students in this class learn and practically apply key strategies such as: Note-taking, self-management, reading, test-taking, writing papers, study strategies, choosing a major, and choosing a career. If you think these are things that can help you in your first semester at the University of Memphis, then enroll in a section during your first semester.

SPECIALIZED ACAD 1100 SECTIONS: THESE REQUIRE A PERMIT FROM YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR

EMERGING LEADERS: Students with Emerging Leaders scholarships are eligible for these sections and permits will be requested by the Student Leadership & Involvement Office (University Center).

EMPOWERING MEN OF COLOR: Students in this section of ACAD 1100 work directly with the Empowering Men of Color student organization under the guidance of the Multicultural Programs office. Students in this section are taught by the advisor of EMOC and encouraged to become involved on campus through academics and leadership opportunities.

FIRST SCHOLARS: The goal of the First Scholars® Program is to support first-generation college students and enhance their ability to successfully graduate. Students accepted into the First Scholars program enroll in an ACAD section together. For more information on this program, please contact Shea Houze at firstscholars@memphis.edu.

FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS: We recognize that first-generation college students have unique needs when they come to campus. There are two sections dedicated to first-generation students.

STUDENT-ATHLETES (ACAD 1100- 037, 038, 039, 040): Sections restricted to athletes only and eligibility is determined by the Athletic Academic Services office.

OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARS: Opportunity Scholars are students who have been accepted to the Opportunity Scholarship at the University of Memphis and are required to take an ACAD 1100 course in their first semester.

TIGER LEARNING COMMUNITIES: Students in a Tiger Learning Community may take an ACAD 1100 course as one of their courses in the learning community. Each learning community is centered around a topic or academic major and provide students with learning environments that can help them be successful.