This report briefly makes available student self-reported experiences within the Honors Program from an annual survey conducted December through February which is sent to all Honors students.

Honors seeks to advance scholarship and best does so through support of students and therefore it is needs to assess the experiences of students outside of academic performance. This survey was implemented as part of a program self-assessment to ensure quality service is provided to students and provide increased accountability for the program.

The Honors Program Mission, Vision, and Inclusion Statements can be viewed here.

 

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Accountability and Transparency are cornerstones to building effective communities of support and promote the higher engagement we hope to facilitate in our scholars. We need your feedback to help us, as we continually evaluate our offerings, programs, and procedures.

Please take the 3rd Annual Climate Survey!

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Actions taken by UIHP as to address Concerns

Underway

Concern or Issue
Action
To address concerns of staff approachability, personability, and inclusion Enactment of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for professional staff, beginning with Implicit Bias Training.
To address concerns of approachability, outreach, and sense of care Reorganization of Peer Mentors to have 'case loads' for more personalized outreach to student members.
To improve student retention, empowerment, and sense of belonging Coordination with founding student members,  to create the student lead Honors DEI Advisory Board to advocate for students, provide opportunities for students, advise the UIHP staff, and act as an accountability partner.
To improve student retention, and student success Creation of: Alternative Research Project, Honors Summer 2020 Project, and new Service Learning Option.
To improve access to Honors to traditionally underrepresented students Increased coordination, planning, and advocacy with University Admissions High Ability Recruitment Associate Director and Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment and Outreach as well as International Student Scholar Services Admissions team.
To address issues of information access and transparency Revision of Honors website to make information more accessible (e.g. reorganization, people first language, and universal design).
To address concerns of sense of staff care about student success, and transparency Increasing Program transparency through the publication of this page, as well as other metrics for success.
To address low levels of going to staff for academic advice and personability Evaluation study of Peer Mentor advising.
To address staff approachability and communication Increasing the amount of staff visibility through Instagram Take-Overs, Honors Open House events, and encouraging professional staff presence in social activities.
For accountability and continued improvement of the program Continued administration and revision of the Climate Survey.

 

 

Planned

Concern or Issue
Action
To improve the approachability and sense of caring of staff Requirement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for all student staff.
To increase outreach and communication with students Developing system to provide bi-annual 'status reports' to honors students regarding program requirements.
To identify ways to improve the program and identify missed student needs Development of an 'Exit Survey' for students who opt to leave the program, are removed, or are unable to graduate from Honors.
To improve student retention and student success Increased coordination with campus partners such as: Academic Support & Retention, First-Year Programming, Excelling@IOWA, and Division of Student Life.
To improve access to Honors by traditionally underrepresented or marginalized populations Review of current Honors scholarships, scholarship selection processes, and increased coordination with campus scholarship granting bodies.

Take the Survey

Accountability and Transparency are cornerstones to building effective communities of support and promote the higher engagement we hope to facilitate in our scholars. We need your feedback to help us, as we continually evaluate our offerings, programs, and procedures.

Please take the 3rd Annual Climate Survey in December!

 


 

Please email questions about this data directly to addison-woll@uiowa.edu