University Honors Program

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April 25, 2022

We Need Your Feedback!!!

Tell us what you think of the Honors Program (and get a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Bookstore!!)
 
Cal Poly is currently conducting a Program Review for the University Honors Program.  An important element of program review includes feedback from students! Therefore, we are asking you to complete a short survey regarding your experiences as a current Honors student. There are no “right” or “wrong” responses.  We are interested in your honest feelings and impressions of the program. The survey is anonymous!

The survey should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, there are instructions on how you can enter your name to win one of four $50 gift certificates to the University Bookstore.

 
It would be super helpful if you complete the survey by May 6th!

https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6814335/Honors-Student-Feedback-Survey

Planning your schedule for Fall 22?

Use the Tentative Course Offerings link to see what Honors courses will be offered Spring quarter. And be sure to check out the  Honors Seminars that will be offered in Fall!

Calling All Photographers!!! Honors Annual Photo Contest!!

Do you like to take photos for fun? Do you have any that you are particularly proud of? If you answered yes to either question, you’re in luck! Every year, the Honors Program hosts a photo contest, and we are taking submissions right now! If you have a photo that fits one of the following theme: Cal Poly Pride, Nature, or People, submit it via email to honors@calpoly.edu, and don’t forget to tell us which categories you are submitting photos to! The deadline to submit your photos is April 29th, so don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity! Wining photos will be featured in the Honors Spring Newsletter.

Seeking Learning Assistants for HNRS 100 in Fall 2022!!

Dr. J is seeking Learning Assistants to help with HNRS100 in Fall. Any honors student, including current first years, can be a learning assistant! HNRS 100 will be structured differently in Fall--the class will only meet once per week on Tuesdays 4:00 to 6:00pm (no activity sections). To be a Learning Assistant you will have to leave this time open. Each Learning assistant will be assigned as a mentor to 1 or 2 small groups of the incoming freshmen in the class. Learning Assistants will help facilitate small group discussions during class and help their small groups with an innovative quarter-long project. Students completing their learning assistant assignments receive credit toward their Honors Program requirements (co-curricular mentor requirement and one Honors Program Elective 1.0 unit). 

Being a Learning Assistant is a great way to support our Honors Community! 

If you are interested in serving as a Learning Assistant for HNRS complete the HNRS Learning Assistant Interest Form by May 6th (Class Schedule for Fall 2022 is available May 5th)  

Employment/Internship Opportunities!

NEW! Cal Poly's SAFER program is hiring!:
  • 1 Graduate Assistant: Focus on prevention education & volunteer coordination (20 hours/week)
  • 4 Program Leads: Focus areas include survivor wellness, prevention education, outreach, and graphic design. (10 hours/week)
  • 4 Interns (unpaid): These positions will be generalists, assisting with broader Safer programming. (6-8 hours/week)
Applications are due April 29th at 5pm. Visit our recruitment website for application instructions, recruitment timelines, job descriptions, and other resources: safer.calpoly.edu/apply

First Year Check In Sign Ups!

Attention first year Honors Students!! Remember to sign up for a Check In sometime this quarter.  Before meeting with the peer advisor fill out the 4-Year Check List. Sign up for a 10 minute slot with a Peer Advisor on the Google Form

Do you need Peer Advising?

Do find out when and where to see one of our peer advisors, check out the Peer Advising link.

Campus/SLO Community Events!

THIS WEEK! SLO Film Festival! A premiere 6-day event, the annual SLO Film Fest hosts contemporary and classic independent film screenings in a wide variety of venues including Fremont Theatre, Palm Theatre, and a variety of venues from Paso Robles to Morro Bay. This year, the festival is taking place in an in-person format during the week of April 26th- May 1stand a virtual format the following week. Attendees can choose from a variety of pass packages or buy tickets for individual films that catch their eye (student discount available for Cal Poly students). This year's festival program boasts dozens of documentary features, narrative features, and shorts showcases—needless to say, there is truly a film for everyone!

Check out the official Program Trailer and 2022 Film Guide at slofilmfest.org

CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

See Module 2.8 of the Student Handbook for more information about Honors required Co-curricular experiences. Please see the Co-Curricular Experiences link under the Current Students tab for the steps to take to fulfill this requirement. We will post new opportunities that you can consider for fulfilling these requirements as they come up.
 
Teaching/Mentoring

Seeking Learning Assistants to help with HNRS100 in Fall. Any honors student, including current first years, can be a learning assistant! HNRS 100 will be structured differently in Fall--the class will only meet once per week on Tuesdays 4:00 to 6:00pm (no activity sections). To be a Learning Assistant you will have to leave this time open. Each Learning assistant will be assigned as a mentor to 1 or 2 small groups of the incoming freshmen in the class. Learning Assistants will help facilitate small group discussions during class and help their small groups with an innovative quarter-long project. Students completing their learning assistant assignments receive credit toward their Honors Program requirements (co-curricular mentor requirement and one Honors Program Elective 1.0 unit). 

If you are interested in serving as a Learning Assistant for HNRS complete the HNRS Learning Assistant Interest Form by May 6th (Class Schedule for Fall 2022 is available May 5th)  

Leadership

Apply to be a CLA Ambassador! CLA Ambassadors serve as the student public relations representatives of the College of Liberal Arts. They conduct one-hour info sessions for prospective students and supporters, as well as mentor the freshman CLA Learning Community. They meet twice a month and ambassadors are required to lead one info session per quarterTo apply: https://forms.gle/Wfo3HczEarjoxe6A7

How to submit an announcement for the Weekly Update!

If you have an event that you want to share with our Honors Community, please complete the form (see link below). Announcements received by Sunday 11:59pm will be included in the Weekly Update posted on Monday.

https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/4589651/Honors-Weekly-Update-Announcement-Request

Honors Program Information!

Contact
Phone: 805-756-7029
E-mail: honors@calpoly.edu
 
Honors Commons
Location:5th Floor Library (room 510).
Hours:  Monday 9am to 4pm; Tuesday - Friday: 9am to 4pm

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