Urban Health Program: Preparing for Academic Student Success (UHP-PASS)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

UHP-PASS is a six week program designed to prepare incoming freshmen students for success in chemistry and writing through academic support during the summer before they matriculate into the first semester of their freshman year. The program provides incoming freshmen with the foundation needed to excel in courses at UIC, especially those pursuing a career in the health sciences. Research shows that many freshman students are not prepared for the academic rigor they will face in college level courses, specifically in the sciences. UHP-PASS students gain invaluable classroom experience, learn important study and comprehension skills and benefit from being exposed to the curriculum they will face in their first year chemistry courses. Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the health science degree programs at UIC, with tours of the colleges and specialized lab facilities. Participants will be able to familiarize themselves with the UIC Blackboard portal and they will use Sapling Learning software to enhance their learning experience. They are offered a one day writing workshop conducted by a professional writing specialist. Free resources toward academic success include: Chemistry 122 Textbook, Writing & Study Skills workshops and tips.

 

PROGRAM DATES

June 27-July 27, 2017

 

PROGRAM DAYS AND TIMES

Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

WHO SHOULD REGISTER?

Any under-represented minority (URM) Student (African American, Latino, Native/Indian American), who is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and has placed into Chemistry 122 Fall of 2016.

 

REGISTRATION

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll to Summer College.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Selena E. Smith
Urban Health Program
808 S. Wood Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone: 312-996-4990
Email: seas@uic.edu