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1 The University Honors Program Academic Advising Training Sept 17

2 What is it?  A learning community for high ability students  Academic component  Residence component  Approximately 1500 students at present  74% are Track 1; 26% Track 2

3 Students 1502 total  7% of CSU undergraduates  Profile of 2012 Honors freshmen (365 students)  69% female  64% Colorado residents; non-residents from 36 states  Average high school GPA: 4.1 (3.59 for all Freshmen)  Average high school ACT: 30 (24.7 for all Freshmen)  Average high school SAT: 1314 (1142 for all Freshmen)  318 Track 1 and 47 Track 2 students  > 95% retention rate to sophomore year

4 Honors enrollment by college Agricultural Sciences: 85 (6%) Applied Human Sciences: 131 (9%) Business: 176(12%) Engineering: 233(15%) Liberal Arts: 227(15%) Natural Resources: 67 (4%) Natural Sciences: 358(24%) CVMBS: 192(13%) Undeclared: 33 (2%)

5 The academic component

6 Flexible curriculum  Two options, to accommodate high achieving students in all majors  Track 1: students take Honors seminars which satisfy most AUCC core categories  Track 2: students do the regular core, take upper division courses in their major

7 Track 1 Curriculum Track 1: University Honors Scholar (23 credits)  HONR 192, Honors First Year Seminar (4 credits)  HONR 193, Honors Seminar (3 credits)  HONR 392, Honors Seminar (3 credits)  HONR 492, Honors Senior Seminar (3 credits)  Honors course in the major (200 or 300 level) (3 credits)  Honors course in the major (300 or 400 level) (3 credits)  HONR 399, Honors Pre-Thesis (1 credit)  HONR 499, Senior Honors Thesis (3 credits) All-University Core Curriculum Category Requirements (18 credits)  Intermediate Writing (1A)  Arts/Humanities (3 cr) (3B)  Social/Behavioral Sciences (3C)  Historical Perspectives (3D)  Global and Cultural Awareness (3E) Major Requirements (9 credits)  200 or 300 level course in the major  300 or 400 level course in the major  HONR 399 and HONR 499 Electives (1 credit) Fulfills

8 In other words..  The Honors Core for Track 1 satisfies all AUCC requirements EXCEPT  Math  Science  Add’l Communications  3 cr of Arts/Humanities

9 Discipline Honors Scholar (Track 2)  Students satisfy regular AUCC core requirement in each category  Students meet Honors requirements by completing 12 upper division courses in the major  Freshmen take 1-credit Honors seminar (IU193H)  Also requires a 1-credit pre- thesis and 3-credit thesis class in the major  Students can enter Track 2 after freshman year

10 Track 2 Curriculum Track 2: Discipline Honors Scholar  IU 193H, Freshman Seminar (Honors) 1 credit  3-4 Honors courses in the major/discipline 12 credits  HONR 399, Honors Pre-Thesis 1 credit  HONR 499, Senior Honors Thesis 3 credits Fulfills Electives (2 credits) Major Requirements (15 credits)

11 Comparing Track 1 & 2 Track 1: University Honors Scholar (23 credits) HONR 192. Honors freshman seminar (4 credits) HONR 193. Honors Seminar (3 credits) Honors course in the major (200 or 300 level) (3 credits) Honors course in the major (300 or 400 level) (3 credits) HONR 392. Honors Junior seminar (3 credits) HONR 492. Honors Senior seminar (3 credits) HONR 399. Honors Pre-Thesis (1 credit) HONR 499. Senior Honors Thesis (3 credits) Track 2: Discipline Honors Scholar (17 credits) IU 193H, Freshman Seminar (Honors) (1 credit) 3-4 Honors courses in the major/discipline ( level) (12 credits) HONR 399. Honors Pre-Thesis (1 credit) HONR 499. Senior Honors Thesis (3 credits)

12 Honors Residential Learning Communities  Three residence options:  Academic Village – Honors and Aspen  Edwards Hall

13 Admission to Honors  New Freshmen  Auto admit: (137+ index)  4.0 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT math & verbal  Invites: ( index)  4.0 GPA, 27 ACT, 1200 SAT  Transfers and CSU students: 3.5+ GPA, major with Tr2 program

14 More on Track 2  Application is NOT on our website; hidden URL (contact us)  Track 2 applications are screened by us but department has final approval  Students who are admitted after first semester do NOT receive the honors scholarship

15 Advising Honors students  Honors students are referred to departments for major advising  We track Honors progress and answer general questions  No graduation contracts, but I check each student the semester before graduation and review DARS  GPA requirement:  Before FA11, 3.0 cumulative GPA  After FA11, 3.0 at the end of freshman year, then 3.25  There is an appeals process

16 Meeting requirements  Track 1 students must finish the entire core (seminars, 2 courses in major, thesis) to clear DARS.  If they drop out before they finish (or don’t finish all of it), they get partial credit.

17 Drop outs (con’t) Student completes:  HONR192 only  HONR192 & 193  HONR192,193,392  All four seminars  Entire honors core:  4 seminars  2 honors courses in major  thesis Gets AUCC credit for:  An elective  1A (CO150)  1A, 3B (3 cr)  1A, 3B (3 cr), 3C  1A, 3B (3 cr), 3C, 3D, 3E

18 Incompletes in prethesis or thesis  HONR399 (prethesis):  Incomplete = U grade  HONR499 (thesis):  Incomplete = F after one year  Surprise! student cannot graduate with an Incomplete grade

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