University Honors Program

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May 2, 2022

Planning your schedule for NEXT YEAR??

Class schedule for Fall 2022 opens this week on May 5th. Use the Tentative Course Offerings link to see what Honors courses will be offered next year. And be sure to check out the  Honors Seminars that will be offered in Fall!

WE REALLY REALLY 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!!) We are asking you to complete a short survey regarding your experiences as a current Honors student. 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

Support the American Cancer Society and Join Relay for Life May 14th!! 

My name is Marissa VanDeVeer and I am a third-year in Honors! I am the President of Colleges Against Cancer and have spent months planning a Relay for Life event that will be held May 14 10am to 10pm on campus at the Mott Track and Field. For those of you that don’t know, this is an event to raise money for the American Cancer Society and will be full of games, raffles, performances, dinner, and a few different activities surrounding cancer survivors/fighters. I would love to see a group of Honors students at this event! I made an Honors team so if you are willing to come to the event and make a difference, you can use this link to join the Honors Program team! Or, you can create your own team! Once you are on a team, you can start fundraising and help us reach our goal of $30,000! On the other hand, if you can’t make it to the event on the 14th, you can also use the link to simply donate to the cause! All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society. Link: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?fr_id=101580&pg=team&team_id=2630278

Campus Events You Don't Want to Miss!

NEW! Central Coast Social Justice Education Conference -SATURDAY MAY 21ST!
 
Virtual Keynote & Panel: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PDT)
In-person Curriculum Fair at Cal Poly School of Education: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
Register at https://tinyurl.com/2022-SJEC and receive up-to-date information about the free, hybrid event. The conference will focus on our collective work to name and challenge forms of oppression by bringing together local educators and activists committed to racial justice. 
Virtual keynote speaker is Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodríguez—Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Rodríguez's research engages critical race frameworks to explore the pedagogical practices of teachers of color and the teaching of so-called difficult histories through children's literature and primary sources. 

 

Honors Annual Photo Contest Due Date Extended to May 6th!!

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 May 6th, so don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity! Wining photos will be featured in the Honors Spring Newsletter.

Consider Being A Learning Assistant 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. 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.

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.

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)  

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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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