Reaching Diverse and Nontraditional Students Through Honors Programs. League for Innovation Conference March 5, 2012. Why do you want to target under-represented & nontrad’l groups?. Increase retention and graduation rates Bridge the achievement gap between white and non-white students
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League for Innovation Conference
March 5, 2012
Peterson’s Honors Programs
Rack cards, dean’s list postcards,
ads in the schedule of classes
Ice Cream Social Invitations, pizza at honors club meetings, e-blasts
The ethnic makeup of Mesa Honors program is similar to that of the college.
There were 23,942 students enrolled at Mesa College in Spring 2011. Of those, 565 enrolled in honors
The Board meets two times per semester
More SS: Counselors, Mesa Academy for African American students, Transfer Center, Mesa Athletics Program
HONORS GLOBAL COMPETENCIES CERTIFICATE
Why earn a certificate In Global Competencies? An Honors Global Competencies Certificate of Achievement offers students the opportunity to gain a global perspective in multiple areas of study to enhance their critical thinking and intercultural competencies in order to compete in today’s global economy. It is useful for those considering careers in numerous fields, including law, politics, international affairs, education, and social service. Students interested in distinguishing their academic record should apply. All courses (20 units min.)in the certificate program are UC & CSU transferable and emphasize areas such as intercultural issues; globalization; world philosophical, political, economic, and social systems; and international relations.
Our Honors CORE consists of 20 courses, in addition to the existing 10+ ad hoc honors courses