Honors Programs and Student Equity

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Equity and Diversity Action Committee
Equity and Diversity
Status Report

10-11 committee conducted a literature review and learned this phenomena of lack of diversity in honors programs was not limited to California. Recommend 11-12 committee use lit review to inform field about how honors programs out-of-state are addressing deficiency in diversity within honors programs.

2017 - 18: This resolution is old. The committee should consider whether or not this resolution is still relevant. If so, write a Rostrum article. If not, request that this resolution be deemed completed because it is no longer relevant.

Whereas, A survey of honors programs in the California community colleges found that most of the respondents did not keep student equity or transfer data and the data that was submitted suggests that students who participate in honors programs may not reflect the diversity of California community college students as a whole; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has long supported student equity as a part of student success;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to advocate for the maintenance of both student equity and transfer data on their student participants in honors programs; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to work with administrators and faculty who oversee these programs to find ways to encourage all qualified students to participate in their programs and disseminate information on best practices regarding honors programs. MSC Disposition: Local Senates