ERIC Number: ED415767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Honors Access Program.
California Univ., Riverside.
The Summer University Honors Program (SUHP) was designed to increase the participation and success rate of underrepresented minority students in the honors program at the University of California (Riverside). In addition to the 6-week residential summer experience before the freshman year, continuous monitoring and support are provided during the freshman and subsequent academic years. Some students attend summer activities after the freshman and sophomore years. The summer program provides advising, leadership and team building experiences, a mastery skills approach to improving written and oral skills and logical analysis, and experiences to improve research skills. In year 1, 14 underrepresented minority students participated in the prefreshman summer program and follow-up during the freshman year. In the three years since the SUHP started, 45 underrepresented minority students entered the university honors program as freshmen; 41 of these remain at the university, and 32 remain in full good standing in the honors program. Appendices include: information on faculty lecture series topics for 1992 for the SUHP; a SUHP syllabus; a course outline for the freshman honors research/colloquium, and 1990 and 1991 annual reports, which describes project activities, problems encountered, evaluation and dissemination activities, and project plans for years 2 and 3. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Riverside.