UC Honors Orientation Preparation Training 2011


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  • Student Presentation 05/23/11 15:22
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  • Student Presentation 05/23/11 15:22 “ 15ENGL101H and 102H will encourage students to develop their writing skills while focusing on the themes of civic and community engagement. These courses will incorporate reflection in which the students will be challenged to think about their place in the broader community.  Outcomes will be displayed in a public forum.”
  • Student Presentation 05/23/11 15:22
  • Student Presentation 05/23/11 15:22
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  • Student Presentation 05/23/11 15:22
  • Student Presentation 05/23/11 15:22
  • Student Presentation 05/23/11 15:22
  • UC Honors Orientation Preparation Training 2011

    1. 1. The University Honors Program Rich Robles Jen Lile Jessica King Leah Joos Debbie Brawn
    2. 2. University Honors Program <ul><li>The University Honors Program comprises the top 5-8% of University of Cincinnati students. Students are challenged through honors seminars and experiential learning projects that focus on: </li></ul><ul><li>Community Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Global Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Creative Arts </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>University Honors is committed to helping students maximize their educational opportunities at UC while discovering and pursuing their passions in life and using their gifts and talents to make meaningful contributions to society. </li></ul>University Honors Vision
    4. 4. Admissions – Selectivity & Processes <ul><li>Increased selectivity for incoming students </li></ul><ul><li>Top 5-8% of incoming students </li></ul><ul><li>Invitations based on ACT/SAT composite and writing scores, GPA, personal statement and co-curricular activities </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive Transfer &Transition Process </li></ul><ul><li>Apply online in winter only </li></ul><ul><li>Refer students to us! </li></ul>
    5. 5. Freshman Cohort Fall 2011 Test Score Average ACT 31.6 (SAT 1400) Middle 50% 30 and 33 (1340 and 1460) 353 Incoming students Arts & Sciences 93 DAAP 43 Allied Health 17 Engineering 126 Business 37 Nursing 11 CCM 17 CECH 9
    6. 6. Great Beginnings <ul><li>Welcome Retreat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 15-16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-led exploration of Honors themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social and educational activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leads into University’s “Welcome Week” </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Great Beginnings <ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Honors English (112 or 101H) with community engagement component </li></ul><ul><li>Honors 110: Gateway to University Honors </li></ul><ul><li>E-portfolio development </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with University Honors Academic Advisor </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    8. 8. E-Portfolios <ul><li>Dynamic, creative documentation of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Material from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Honors seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiential learning projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any other course approved as an honors experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honors English courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gateway to University Honors course assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nuventive iWebfolio </li></ul>
    9. 9. Mid-Career Touchpoint <ul><ul><li>Honors version of mid-career writing course, English 289H (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on community, critical thinking and academic discipline </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued development of e-portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six Honors experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Honors seminars and other approved courses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experiential learning projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with University Honors Academic Advisor </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Honors Seminars <ul><li>Interdisciplinary courses with an experiential component </li></ul><ul><li>Upper-level courses (300-level and above) </li></ul><ul><li>Most can apply towards general education requirements (BoK’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty submit proposals to University Honors annually </li></ul>
    11. 11. Honors experiential learning projects <ul><li>Self-designed </li></ul><ul><li>Expand learning by applying knowledge beyond the traditional academic boundaries </li></ul>
    12. 12. Courses Approved as Honors Experiences <ul><li>Typically 100- and 200-level courses </li></ul><ul><li>Departmental advanced course with an active or experiential component </li></ul>
    13. 13. Multidisciplinary capstones Integrated Approach to Rural Development – Students explore culturally appropriate technology for providing safe drinking water in rural India, with travel to India after the course ends Live Well Collaborative Studios – Students work with faculty and corporations to conduct research and develop ideas for the 50+ age segment within an interdisciplinary environment
    14. 14. Finale <ul><ul><li>Completion and submission of e-portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required GPA of 3.4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with University Honors Academic Advisor </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Honors students should register for an Honors section of English in fall quarter. Honors sections include 15-ENGL-112, 15-ENGL-101H, and 15-ENGL-102H. </li></ul><ul><li>Honors students should register for the Gateway to University Honors class (38-HNRS-110H, 1 credit hour) in fall quarter, if their schedule allows and seats are available. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offered in fall and winter only . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need special permission if this becomes the student’s 19 th credit hour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not incur overload fees </li></ul></ul>Advising University Honors Students at Orientation
    16. 16. <ul><li>Honors students may register for learning communities through their colleges; University Honors Program does not offer honors learning communities. </li></ul><ul><li>First year honors students are welcome to take an honors seminar in fall quarter. </li></ul><ul><li>Call Jen Lile (x61003), Leah Joos (x66288), or Jessica King (x66274) with any questions during orientation registration. </li></ul>Advising University Honors Students at Orientation
    17. 17. University Honors Academic Advising <ul><li>Leah Joos (leah.joos@uc.edu, 556-6288) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College Conservatory of Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jessica King (jessica.king@uc.edu, 556-6274) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Engineering & Applied Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jen Lile (jen.lile@uc.edu, 556-1003) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Allied Health Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McMicken College of Arts & Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Nursing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Pharmacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raymond Walters College </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Honors Seminars Available to UC students <ul><li>Students with a 3.4 cumulative University GPA are able to enroll in Honors Seminars, if space is available in the first week of the quarter. Students should contact University Honors for permission to enroll. </li></ul><ul><li>Honors seminars with a study abroad component require an application; eligible students should apply. </li></ul><ul><li>Incoming first-year students without an established GPA are not eligible to enroll in fall quarter seminars. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exception: We will create a waiting list for students who tested into Honors Calculus </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Thank you! www.uc.edu/honors [email_address] 513.556.6254 University Honors Program Team Raj Mehta, Director Debbie Brawn, Director of Programs and Administration Leah Joos, Assistant Director and Academic Advisor Jessica King, Assistant Director and Academic Advisor Jen Lile, Assistant Director and Academic Advisor Rich Robles, Assistant Director for FYE and Leadership Tricia Yee, Executive Staff Assistant