Honors Director’s Guide to the 

2015  HTCC  Conference 

Conference Date

Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  UC Irvine

Oct/ Nov      Directors, work with faculty to identify and recruit student presenters and volunteers!

 Students work with mentors on drafting and revising abstracts. Online Submission of Presentation Proposals and Registration opens:

Nov 1

Dec. /End     Deadline for students to submit proposals to directors of Fall Semester Directors, set a submission deadline for near end of your semester.  Students should first have their mentor proofread their proposal.   Updated directions and samples for all types of presentations as well as tips for preparing to present will be posted on the website by October 8th.  http://www.honorstcc.org/   Students should submit their title, the 250-word abstract, and a 25-word description of their project.   Directors, please vet your students’ submissions for appropriateness and quality!  Proposals that incorporate creative, original research are favored over unoriginal or poorly written submissions.  You are encouraged to submit only those papers you feel are of sufficient quality for the conference.  Also, due to space considerations, students are allowed only one proposal per category (Oral Presentation, Group Presentation, Poster).  In addition, no two proposals by an individual student may be on the same topic.   Directors, also be sure to let students know about the scholarship opportunities before everyone leaves on break!

Final Deadline for Directors to Submit Students’ Presentation Proposals to HTCC:


Check with your Honors Director

  After you have submitted the proposals, make sure to check the database for the accuracy of your submissions.  Contact Carolyn Kuykendall at ckuykendall@mtsac.edu if you notice any discrepancies. Late Jan      Presentation Acceptances announced: Leona Fisher will send an email to student presenters indicating acceptance w/ attachments (etiquette etc.).  Leona will also contact Program Directors with the list of presenters indicating the acceptances, rejections, and waitlisted students for their school.  Directors, be watching for this email so we can make any additions or corrections in a timely manner! FEB

Student RSVP deadline and t-shirt pre-order deadline:

February 1st

                        Directors and Mentors work with accepted students on presentations and on scholarship abstract submissions, and continue to recruit volunteers. Scholarship Requirements:
  • Director’s Award and Outstanding Abstract awards:
students must present at conference and must submit a 400-word abstract of oral presentation/performance only (poster abstracts not eligible)
  • UCI Grant submissions:
the above plus student must have applied for transfer to UCI
  • HTCC Exemplary Achievement (2 per college maximum):
student(s) must be nominated by Honors coordinator and on track to complete Campus Honors by spring semester; must submit 500-word personal essay on designated topic
  • Juan Lara: chosen from Exemplary Achievement pool

Final Deadline for Submitting Scholarship Applications:

Feb. 22

Submit to john.oakes@gcccd.edu. See website for further instructions.

Final Deadline to Register Student Volunteers:  March 3

Note:  Presenters may not serve as volunteers. 

Final day for Early Registration:  March 3

After this date, registration will be raised from $30 to $50.  Please be sure that all of your attendees are aware of the early registration deadline.  Friends and Family of the presenters do not need to register and may attend free of charge; they may pay for lunch and a program at the event. Be sure to register all student presenters and volunteers, faculty, administrators, and yourself!
MAR      Directors receive program for review and send corrections to ckuykendall@mtsac.edu.  

Final Deadline for Directors to contact Carolyn about any additions or corrections to presenter information:

March 14 at noon

(Later changes will be included as a program insert.) 

MAR               COUNTDOWN!!!

Final Day for Waitlisted Presentations: March 14

This is the final day that waitlisted presentations will be accepted for the conference.

***March 28, 2015 The Conference!!!  All day***

  Directors: right after the conference, when the experience is still fresh, please remind students to submit their abstract for the Proceedings publication!  
Deadline Abstracts for proceedings publication, Building Bridges: TBD 250 words.  Directors email student abstracts to Tim Adell: tim.adell@vvc.edu

Date Title Location
Conference Planning Meeting UC Irvine
September 12, 2014 HTCC Meeting Fullerton College 321 East Chapman AvenueFullerton, CA 92832
October 10, 2014 HTCC Meeting El Camino College
October 24, 2014 Teaching and Learning Symposium Saddleback College
November 5-9, 2014 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference Denver, CO
November 14, 2014 UCLA TAP Transfer Meeting UCLA
November 23, 2014 Southern CA Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) CSU, Fullerton
December 5, 2014 HTCC Meeting Saddleback College
February 13, 2015 HTCC Meeting UC Irvine
March 13, 2015 HTCC Meeting La Verne
March 28, 2015 HTCC Research Conference UC Irvine
May 8, 2015 HTCC Meeting Irvine Valley

Agenda Minutes
May 2013
February 12, 2011 February 12, 2011
October 11, 2011 October 11, 2011
September 16, 2011 September 16, 2011
December 3, 2010 December 3, 2010
March 26, 2010 March 26, 2010
February 5, 2010 February 5, 2010
December 4, 2009 December 4, 2009
October 16, 2009 October 16, 2009
September 18, 2009 September 18, 2009
May 8, 2009 May 8, 2009
March 20, 2009 March 20, 2009
February 6, 2009 February 6, 2009
December 5, 2008 December 5, 2008
October 10, 2008 October 10, 2008
September 19, 2008 September 19, 2008
May 9, 2008 May 9, 2008
May 2, 2008 May 2, 2008
March 21, 2008 March 21, 2008
February 8, 2008 February 8, 2008
December 7, 2007 December 7, 2007
October 12, 2007 October 12, 2007
September 14, 2007 September 14, 2007
May 4, 2007 May 4, 2007
March 2, 2007 March 2, 2007
December 8, 2006 December 8, 2006
Title Name E-mail
President Jodi Balma
Fullerton College
Vice-President/Conference Committee Chair Christopher Sleeper
MiraCosta College
Immediate Past President Kay Ryals
Irvine Valley College
Chair of Transfer Relations Alannah Rosenberg
Saddleback College
Treasurer Linda Diaz
Mt. San Antonio College  
Editor, Abstract Publication Tim Adell
Victor Valley College
Scholarship Committee Chair John Oakes
Grossmont College
Co-Directors of Resource Development Joe Holliday and Rachel Williams jholliday@elcamino.edu and rawilliams@elcamino.edu 
 UCI Liaison  Dale Leaman  dleaman@uci.edu

DISCLAIMER: Please note that these are extreme simplifications of HTCC agreements. Consult the actual agreement text for important details and clarifications. These agreements are reviewed annually and are subject to alteration. Red bold text indicates minor changes and/or renewal status. 

Universities of California Type of Agreement and Benefits (UA = University Admission / H2H = Honors to Honors)
Cal Berkeley UA: Cal will consider HTCC honors program completion as a criterion for admission into the university (View transfer info)
UC Irvine UA: Priority admission consideration, provide individual advising, library card, housing guarantee (housing.uci.edu), cultural event invitations, and outreach programs.  Consideration for the campus-wide Honors Program with a 3.5 or higher GPA. (UCI M.O.U.)
California State Universities Type of Agreement and Benefits (UA = University Admission / H2H = Honors to Honors)
CSU Fullerton H2H: Priority consideration for honors program admission; campus tours, informational workshops, financial aid and scholarship info, transfer counseling, pre-admission advising, faculty guest lectures, invites to cultural events; distinguished program and professors, small classes, priority registration, mentoring, senior project, up to 12 honors units accepted, library privileges (view agreement)
San Diego State H2H: Pre-transfer and scholarship advising; highly competitive program, study abroad opportunity. The SDSU Honors Program is now the Weber College at SDSU. Some curricular changes have been made. Agreement revision pending July 2015.
Private Universities Type of Agreement and Benefits (UA = University Admission / H2H = Honors to Honors)
Chapman University UA: Priority admission consideration (excluding Argyros School of Business and Economics [except those with a 3.5 and major prep], College of Performing and Visual Arts, and Dodge College of Film and Media Studies), priority consideration for scholarships (View agreementAgreement revision pending July 2015 re: GPA and relevant majors.
Connecticut College UA: Consideration of honors program completion as evidence of enhanced rigor in academic preparation for transfer; meet all of qualified students' financial need; guaranteed on-campus housing; campus visits, pre-transfer analysis with offer of admission, orientation for transfers (Agreement display in process)
Gonzaga University UA: Priority admission consideration for HTCC honors program students. This priority applies to all majors except nursing, which admits no transfer students. (Agreement display in process)
La Sierra University UA & H2H: Priority admission consideration, honors to honors; campus tours, financial aid & scholarship info, pre-admission counseling, invites to cultural events; academically enriched program with opportunities to work with distinguished professors, small classes, mentoring, service project, international experience, senior project, single- occupancy housing, library privileges (View Agreement)
Loyola Marymount University UA: Priority admission consideration; campus tours, informational workshops, financial aid, scholarship info, transfer counseling, pre-admission advising, invites to cultural events (View agreement) Agreement revision pending July 2015.
Mills College UA: Priority consideration for admission; guaranteed renewable annual scholarship ranging from $10,000 to $12,500 with 3.5 GPA; personalized transfer advice to HTCC students on admission and graduation requirements (View agreement)
Occidental College UA: Agreement is with HTCC colleges having articulation with Occcidental. Preferred consideration for admission with a GPA of at least 3.25; guaranteed housing. Agreement revision pending July 2015.
Pitzer College UA: Priority consideration for admission, need-based financial benefits; campus visit, interviews, invites to cultural event (view agreement)
Pomona College  UA: Priority consideration for admission, meet all of qualified students' financial need; guaranteed on-campus housing; campus visits, pre-transfer analysis with offer of admission, orientation for transfers (View agreement)
University of La Verne UA & H2H: Priority consideration for admission. Renewable merit scholarships up to $14,000 per year for HTCC transfers. Need-based assistance (loans, grants) also available. HTCC transfer students may participate in a domestic travel course in their junior year. The ULV Global Honors Program will waive 12 elective Honors units for students transferring with at least sophomore standing, grant HTCC transfers priority registration and all other privileges of upper-division honors students, and allow access to housing in the Honors Living Learning Community, subject to space availability. (Posting of agreement in process)
University of San Diego  H2H: Guaranteed admission to honors program once admitted to USD; will accept 13 CC honors units, eligible for honors housing, encourages Honors Leadership Board and Program Newsletter Editorial Board (View agreement)
Whittier College UA: Merit and Talent Scholarships up to $13,500 per year.  Need-based assistance (loans, grants) also available.  Housing for juniors/seniors available. (view agreement)
Whitman College UA: 10 scholarships of $4,000 per semester for a maximum of 5 semesters, more aid for those with financial need, guaranteed housing; campus visits (View agreementAgreement revision pending July 2015.
Updated: 05/14/15