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ERIC Number: EJ1081265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: N/A
The Egalitarianism of Honors at a Polytechnic University
Coley, Soraya M.
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v16 n2 p19-22 Fall-Win 2015
The Kellogg Honors College (KHC) is a distinctive community within Cal Poly Pomona (CPP), a public university in Southern California and one of twenty-three universities in the California State University (CSU) system. With over 22,000 students, CPP is the second-largest polytechnic university in the United States. The university's goal is to provide a quality education that is accessible to California's general population. It is known for academic excellence, hands-on education, and affordable fees. Consequently, CPP is a destination for motivated and talented students from a diverse local population. Honors students choose CPP instead of more elite, less accessible schools for a variety of reasons that include strong ties to the region, family responsibilities, and lack of financial resources. They come seeking opportunities and a better life, and they feel comfortable committing to an inclusive, diverse university that they have known about for much of their lives. This article provides a description, of CPP, the values it holds dear, the school motto, and the culture of its honors education program.
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Program Descriptions, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, School Culture, College Programs
National Collegiate Honors Council. 1100 Neihardt Residence Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 540 North 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588. Tel: 402-472-9150; Fax: 402-472-9152; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://nchchonors.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California