Registration is opening for the
Dual-Enrollment Soft-skills Program (FYEX 1120)
The University of New Mexico’s Mentoring Institute proudly announces the Soft-Skills program for Spring 2024. The online Soft-Skills program intends to help high school students grow leadership, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills in a rigorous, confidence-building environment. Students receive 3 UNM credit hours through the program, giving students an invaluable head start on success in college.
The program, designed using the Quality Matters Rubric, asynchronously prepares students for professional, personal, and collegiate success. The overall intention of this course is to provide learners with skills and knowledge in personal management (i.e., effective social interactions, self-regulation, motivation, goal setting, growth mindset, time management), and academic skills (i.e., college writing, public speaking, asking questions, classroom interactions). It is taught entirely online by UNM instructors in small classes of 20 to 25 students, ensuring that students are equipped to emerge ready for the workplace and the college classroom.
We are able to offer the Soft-skills Program at no cost to schools through generous funding from the New Mexico State Legisla- ture. Apply now through the Dual Enrollment registration portal. If you wish to join UNM’s dual enrollment program, please get in touch with Sarah Dominguez, contact information below, to sign a master agreement.
For more information
Webpage for Dual-Enrollment: advisement.unm.edu/dual-credit/admissions-process.html
Dual-Enrollment contact: Sarah Dominguez, firstname.lastname@example.org
First Year Experience Website: firstyear.unm.edu
Program Schedule and InformatIon
The course contains eighteen modules in four units of soft skills: learning, relationships, academic success, and applying for colleges. There are 12 learning outcomes, including improved test taking, communication, career planning, recognizing the value of diversity, and improving memory. Each week contains one module. Each module has a pre-test, a post-test, 6 assignments, and a summative assessment.
Week 1: Mentoring Basics
Week 2: Habits for a Successful College Student
Week 3: Growth Mindset
Week 4: Self-regulated Learning
Week 5: Self-Awareness & Self-Control
Week 6: Motivation & Empathy
Week 7: Social Skills
for Academic Success:
Week 8: Time Management Revised
Week 9: Understanding Your Professors - Generational and Cultural Awareness
Week 10: Active Listening
Week 11: Asking Powerful Questions
Week 12: Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
Week 13: Writing at a College Level
Week 14: Preparing for Public Speaking
Week 15: Using Learning Skills Inventories
Week 16: Improving Memory Techniques
Soft Skills for Applying to
Week 17: College Application Process
Week 18: Financial Aid Options