ASU 101 is a required, one-credit course offered in sections capped at 19 and designed to introduce all new first-time ASU students to the unique elements, culture, challenges, and opportunities of their university. The course covers six core topics: the mission of ASU as the New American University, Diversity and its impact on you, the importance of entrepreneurship/innovation/creativity in supporting your education, the role sustainability plays in your life, the importance of social embeddedness, and the significance of academic integrity.
1) ASU as the New American University
America’s research universities consistently dominate global rankings but may be entrenched in a model that no longer accomplishes their purposes. With their multiple roles of discovery, teaching, and public service, these institutions represent the gold standard in American higher education, but their evolution since the nineteenth century has been only incremental. The need for a new and complementary model that offers access to an academic platform underpinned by knowledge production is critical to our well-being and economic competitiveness.
2) Diversity at ASU
Arizona State University is deeply committed to positioning itself as one of the great new universities by seeking to build excellence, enhance access and have an impact on our community, state, nation and the world. The University recognizes that race and gender historically have been markers of diversity in institutions of higher education. However, at ASU, we believe that diversity includes additional categories such as socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, nationality and intellectual perspective.
3) Importance of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is the act of Creating new ventures that generate and capture value by realizing opportunities through creativity, innovation, knowledge, skill, and passion while managing resources and risks! Entrepreneurship helps a student to face the real world problems and gives an idea of how to cope up in this world. It is a great way to get experience which is very important in life.
4) Social Embeddedness
As the only major university in a population center of more than 4 million people, Arizona State University is one of the most significant players in the economic development of the region. And to a striking degree, ASU has been able to partner with the communities around the state in meeting their needs.
5) Academic integrity
Integrity is a character-driven commitment to honesty; doing what is right, and guiding others to do what is right. Arizona State University students and faculty are expected to act with integrity in their educational pursuits. They are few codes of conducts, policies which keep the student behaved. Academic integrity is must in any institution and ASU has done a great job by putting it.
ASU 101 involves majorly the above topics. It is not a hard course, it has only 5 lectures which are very interesting and helps you to know your University in a better way. It has been a very useful course as it is found that ASU 101 connects students and helps to promotes success.You should never miss ASU 101 lectures.