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MindTap College Success for FOCUS on College and Career Success 3rd Edition

Dr. Constance Staley, Dr. Steve Staley

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Overview

MindTap® College Success for Staley/Staley's FOCUS on College and Career Success, 3rd Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. As an instructor using MindTap, you have at your fingertips the right content and unique set of tools curated specifically for your course, all in an interface designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed in your course through real-time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.

Dr. Constance Staley, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Constance Staley is an award-winning Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she directed the First-Year Seminar Program for nearly 25 years. Well-known throughout FYE circles, Staley leads faculty development efforts across the country, including a three-year effort with an East Coast Fortune 500 company, where she designed and delivered supervisory training. A Fulbright Fellow who represented the university by teaching in the former Soviet Union, Dr. Staley also developed a multimedia training package for first-year seminar instructors, along with the ground-breaking 50 Ways to Leave Your Lectern resource manual. Other Cengage titles by Dr. Staley include FOCUS on College Success and FOCUS on College Success Concise, along with FOCUS on College and Career Success, which she co-wrote with Steve Staley. Dr. Staley earned a BA in education from Ball State University, and an MA in linguistics and PhD in communication from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Dr. Steve Staley, Colorado Technical University

Dr. Steve Staley is Professor of English and Humanities at Colorado Technical University, where in 2001 he originated, taught, and directed CTU's College Success course. Dr. Staley graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Colorado. As Assistant Dean of Faculty and Professor of English at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Dr. Staley administered the Academy's successful Rhodes Scholarship program, directed faculty development, developed the First-Year Seminar "Interdisciplinary Education at the Academy" (IDEA) program, and originated a critically acclaimed course in "Physics and Literature." As a Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College, he also served as a Research Fellow with the United Nations International Peace Academy, authoring The United Nations and Naval Peacekeeping, and co-authoring with Dr. Constance Staley Communicating in Business and The Professions: The Inside Word. As Director of Advising at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Dr. Staley helped develop the school's new First-Year Seminar program. Following a one-year Fulbright Fellowship teaching in Kyrgyzstan, he has served CTU for over 20 years as Dean of Academics, Director of Faculty Development, and Director of General Education.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
LEARNING PATH:

Instructor Video Library.
CSFI Walkthrough Videos.
Additional Videos.

CSFI for FOCUS on College and Career Success.

Meet the Cast.

Introduction to Students.

Readiness FOCUS Entrance Interview.

1. Becoming Mindful, Building Resilience.
Becoming Mindful, Building Resilience (Reading).
Becoming Mindful, Building Resilience Assignments.
Becoming Mindful, Building Resilience Videos.

2. Starting Strong, Setting Goals.
Starting Strong, Setting Goals (Reading).
Starting Strong, Setting Goals Assignments.
Starting Strong, Setting Goals Videos.

3. Learning Styles and Studying.
Learning Styles and Studying (Reading).
Learning Styles and Studying Assignments.
Learning Styles and Studying Videos.

4. Managing Your Time, Energy, and Money.
Managing Your Time, Energy, and Money (Reading).
Managing Your Time, Energy, and Money Assignments.
Managing Your Time, Energy, and Money Videos.

5. Thinking Critically and Creatively.
Thinking Critically and Creatively (Reading).
Thinking Critically and Creatively Assignments.
Thinking Critically and Creatively Videos.

6. Learning Online.
Learning Online (Reading).
Learning Online Assignments.
Learning Online Videos.

7. Engaging, Listening, and Note-Taking in Class.
Engaging, Listening, and Note-Taking in Class (Reading).
Engaging, Listening, and Note-Taking in Class Assignments.
Engaging, Listening, and Note-Taking in Class Videos.

8. Reading, Writing, and Presenting.
Reading, Writing, and Presenting (Reading).
Reading, Writing, and Presenting Assignments.
Reading, Writing, and Presenting Videos.

9. Developing Memory, Taking Tests.
Developing Memory, Taking Tests (Reading).
Developing Memory, Taking Tests Assignments.
Developing Memory, Taking Tests Videos.

10. Communicating in Groups, Valuing Diversity.
Communicating in Groups, Valuing Diversity (Reading).
Communicating in Groups, Valuing Diversity Assignments.
Communicating in Groups, Valuing Diversity Videos.

11. Choosing a College Major and Career.
Choosing a College Major and Career (Reading).
Choosing a College Major and Career Assignments.
Choosing a College Major and Career Videos.

12. Creating Your Future.
Creating Your Future (Reading).
Creating Your Future Assignments.
Creating Your Future Videos.

Reality FOCUS Exit Interview.

College Success Glossary.
MindTap
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

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  • ISBN-10: 1337111031
  • ISBN-13: 9781337111034
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Digital Access + Print — Flexible Value

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  • ISBN-10: 1337543179
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White Papers, Case Studies, Success Stories

Increasing Student Learning Outcomes with MindTap

Research study demonstrates that students using MindTap substantially increased their content knowledge and skills over the course of a semester.

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MindTap® improves the complete student experience

MindTap Instructors Speak on a Streamlined Workflow - Jonathan

Instructor Jonathan Varhola from Wright State University talks about how MindTap helps him streamline his workflow.

"MindTap's greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable."

"I'm convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success."

"Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I've never seen any results like this."

"MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there."

"I'm definitely more engaged because of MindTap."

"MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781337289962
Find everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor's manual, videos, and more.