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The UIC Honors College is an option for undergraduate students at UIC who seek additional academic challenge and extra-curricular opportunities.

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The UIC Honors College is an option for undergraduate students at UIC who seek additional academic challenge and extra-curricular opportunities.

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Introduction to UIC and Honors College opportunities and resources, with emphasis on strategies for success and current issues in higher education. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only..
Bette L. Bottoms is Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her bachelor's degree from Randolph-Macon Woman's College, her master's from the University of Denver, and her doctorate in social psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a past President of APA's Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Division 37) and of its Section on Child Maltreatment. Her research on psychology and law (i.e., children's eyewitness testimony, jury decision making, child abuse) has been funded by the National Science Foundation and recognized with awards from the American Psychology-Law Society. She has edited five books and coauthored a handbook for child forensic interviewing and over 80 journal articles and book chapters. She has received three national and nine university awards for excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. While Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Dean of the Honors College for seven years, Professor Bottoms brought over two million dollars to the university through external grants and philanthropic gifts, and the UIC Honors College became one of the most diverse and successful in the nation, with an 88% graduation rate. She is a founding member of Honors Education at Research Universities (HERU), a national honors organization, and co-editor of its journal, Honors in Higher Education.In its mission statement, the UIC Honors College is described as a community of scholars whose goal is to enrich the educational experience of undergraduates and allow the faculty and students of all disciplines to interact in teaching, learning, and research. How can you contribute to the Honors College community? What benefits do you expect in return?The Desouza Family Endowment Fund for Civic Leadership, funded by UIC Honors College and College of Business Administration alumnus Kevin Desouza and his wife, Sally Desouza, will support students of any major who excel academically and who go beyond the classroom to make a positive impact through community service and leadership in student organizations.
This event is co-sponsored by the UIC Honors College, Latin American and Latino Studies Program and Health Oriented Latino Association (HOLA).

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Honors College first-year students who are enrolled in a degree-granting college that does not include a freshman seminar requirement are required to enroll in HON 101, Introduction to the UIC Honors College, during the fall semester of their first year. Consult the UIC Schedule of Classes for course sections and times.

Having said that, I do feel that being in the UIC Honors College will come with benefits that you don't get otherwise.

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The UIC Honors College enhances opportunities for intellectual challenge and leadership by fostering a community of academic excellence, connecting outstanding undergraduate students with premier faculty mentors, and promoting scholarly engagement. By bringing together a diverse group of exceptional undergraduate students, faculty, and staff, the Honors College provides an environment for advanced intellectual growth and a foundation for life-long learning.

Cristian Nuno, a junior in the UIC Honors College. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin (click for larger image)

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The CME Group Foundation has donated $1 million to the UIC Honors College to provide financial support to help students complete their degrees. Pictured from left: Kassie Davis, executive director, CME Group Foundation; Bette Bottoms, former Honors College dean; Jim Oliff, chairman of CME Group Foundation; and Sara Hall, associate dean, Honors College.