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CASP OASIS Learning Communities (OLCs)


All first-year Chancellor's Associates Scholars (both freshmen and transfers) are required to enroll in OLCs for the Winter and Spring Quarter.

About OLC Seminars

OASIS Learning Communities (OLCs) are 50-minute learning community seminars that give students an opportunity to engage with peers on topics ranging from transitioning into college to utilizing on-campus resources, and more. OLCs provide a consistent, small group environment that provides a network of support. 

During Fall Quarter 2017, students will enroll in EDS 50 (freshmen) or 150 (transfers). During Winter and Spring quarter, students will enroll in OLCs. As a reminder, OLCs are only required and open to first-year CASP students, both freshmen and transfer students.

Dates & Times

Winter 2018 Quarter

Day Time Location Instructor Mentor(s) Syllabus
Trans Wednesday 9:00 - 9:50 AM Center Hall/OASIS #333 Kimberly Rodriguez Jimenez Find Here
Trans Thursday  9:00 - 9:50 AM Center Hall/OASIS #356 Diana Figueroa Find Here
Frosh Thursday 9:00 - 9:50 AM Center Hall/OASIS #368 Kimberly Rodriguez Jimenez Find Here
Frosh Thursday 10:00 - 10:50 AM Raza Resource Center Kimberly Rodriguez Jimenez Find Here
Frosh Friday  10:00 - 10:50 AM Center Hall/OASIS #361 Belinda Zamacona

Find Here

Look for OLC presentation slides below

Trans Friday 10:00 - 10:50 AM Center Hall/OASIS #368 Diana Figueroa Find Here
Frosh Friday 11:00 - 11:50 AM Center Hall/OASIS #339 Diana Figueroa Find Here
Frosh Friday 12:00 - 12:50 PM Center Hall/OASIS #361 Diana Figueroa Find Here
Frosh Friday 12:00 - 12:50 PM Center Hall/OASIS #368 Kimberly Rodriguez Jimenez Find Here
Trans Friday 12:00 - 12:50 PM Center Hall/OASIS #339 Karen Van Ness Find Here
  • Week 1:   NO OLC 
  • Week 2:   Welcome Back to OLC & Community Building
  • Week 3:   Experiential learning
  • Week 4:   Stress Management & Sustaining Self-Care
  • Week 5:   Mid-Quarter Academic Self Check-In and Planning for Summer
  • Week 6:   Connecting with Faculty 
  • Week 7:   Looking for a Job or Internship
  • Week 8:   Preparing for Finals 
  • Week 9:   Housing and Commuting Planning 
  • Week 10: Wrap-Up

Friday 10 a.m. Frosh OLC References:
Week 3 - Click Here

Week 4 - Click Here

Questions: Diana Figueroa, CASP Graduate Assistant
dbfigueroa@ucsd.edu or (858) 246-2788
Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Academic Advising Requirement: Don't forget to meet with your College academic advisor at least twice/quarter!

Community Guidelines:

Community Guidelines are guidelines that are made to create a safe space within the OLC. Each OLC has a different set of community guidelines, and the list is always changing! 

Here are the CASP OLC community guidelines:

  • Be Respectful (Attack the idea, not the individual) - those that share ideas should be respected and if need be the idea should be broken down, not the individual.
  • Listen to each other - respect includes active listening. Students must show full attention to their OLC leaders as well as their peers.
  • One mic, one star - When someone else is speaking there should be no one else speaking.
  • Embrace the silence - Silence is ok! Everyone processes information differently and this needs to be respected. 
  • "I" Statements - Be accountable for what you say. Students should not assume for their peers or other groups. 
  • Inclusive Language - Practice inclusive language for all identities.
  • Vegas Rule - Whatever is said in the space, stays in the space. However, whatever is learned in the space leaves it!
  • Lean into your discomfort - Practice trying to challenge yourself to share or contribute to the OLC. Everyone is part of this learning community! 
  • Have fun! - Self-explanatory :) 

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