CFPCA Dean's List
Each fall and winter semester, CFPCA congratulates students who make the Dean's List. Scroll down to view the names of students who made the most recent Dean's List reported. Also, multiple recent semesters' lists are available as PDFs here: Fall 2019, Winter 2019, Fall 2020.
Criteria for the Dean's List:
- A term gpa of 3.75 or higher for undergraduate students taking 12 credits or more that contribute to the grade point base (that means, 12 or more credit hours of courses for which you receive an actual numerical grade).
- A term gpa of 4.0 for undergraduate students taking between 6 and 11 credits.
- Students who receive marks of "I," "WN," "WF," or grades of "N" or "U" are not eligible for that semester.
Dean Seeger's Seven Rules for Academic Success
- Go to class and take notes. If you don't go to class, you will fail – very simple. THERE IS NO EXCUSE. Take notes and IMMEDATELY after class, go get a cup of coffee and look them over.
- Always sit in the front row. If you are in the front row you are much less likely to fall asleep. Find a seat in the front row.
- If you are lost, confused or falling behind SEEK HELP. You all have been issued a high tech device that will allow you to get help from a professor. No, it's not the cell phone, it's your hand. Raise your hand. Ask a question. Or, better yet, go to their office hours. Office hours can be very lonely times for professors: just us and our computers, old dusty books, academic journals – no one to talk to. ...You can really give old lonely professors a lift if you just stop by with a question.
- Read the books and do the assignments. We don't just assign that work because we think it's fun to grade papers. We assign readings and homework because it is central to mastering the materials.
- When you make a mistake, screw up and fail, and you will, learn from that failure. Don't wallow in self pity or blame the professor. Figure out what happened and make sure it never happens again.
- Follow your passions but think about the practical skills that everyone needs. No one really knows what will happen in three years, five years, ten years. No one really knows what the good jobs will be in 2020 or 2050. EXPLORE; take a class outside of your major – take African dance or debate, take a class in anthropology or food science. This is a chance to discover what other things you might be interested in.
- Make connections. Relationships are critical to our success. By making connections we develop resources for studying, getting information and solving problems. So, exchange emails and cell phone numbers. Friend your classmates on Facebook. You might find a study partner or you might even get a date!