Winter 2022 | April 27, 2022
Bi-Weekly Newsletter
Honors Scholar Designation Petition- Now Open

The Honors Scholar Program is designed to prepare students who intend to transfer and earn their baccalaureate degree. Upon completion of the program, students earn the recognition of " Honors Scholars" and is noted on their official college transcript.

If you are a UCLA TAP applicant and/or an honors student that wishes to participate in university transfer agreements exclusive to the Honors Program, such as, UC Irvine, Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, and others, please do not forget that all Honors Scholar Criteria must be completed by the end of Spring 2022 quarter. The petition window to request the Honors Scholar designation and report your Service Learning is from April 4, 2022 to Tuesday, May31, 2022 at 11:59 PM. You may submit your request on the Honors Scholar Request page.

You can visit the Honors Scholar page for more details about the benefits of becoming an Honors Scholar. Here is a reminder of the criteria you must meet to be awarded the Honors Scholar designation:

  1. Complete 23 Honors Units
  2. Service Leadership
  3. Quarterly Check-Ins with Honors Counselors.

If you have any questions about the Honors Scholar designation requirements and/or process, please reach out to us as at or stop by our weekly office hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-2 PM. Zoom link is on the Honors Institute website.
to be honest... : A Helpful Resource to Maintain Your Mental Wellness- tbh

We wanted to remind all students that if you are feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, or just like you may benefit from talking with someone about how you're feeling, please reach out to the folks at Foothill College Psychological Services! They are here to help you one-on one or to connect you with reliable, professional support such as the folks at tbh, to be honest, a mental health support program.

tbh, or To Be Honest, curates small virtual groups, handpicked for you and your needs, led by rockstar coaches. tbh is a support community that can help you:

  • Proactively manage your mental fitness and stay accountable to your wellness goals, no matter how busy your schedule is
  • Find a community that will help you grow
  • Have real conversations with rockstar coaches
  • Make connections and dive into inspiring conversations

If you're interested in getting some support in these ways, please sign up with tbh for Foothill College and someone will reach out to you soon!
Research & Service Leadership Symposium- Spring Workshops for Presenters
The May 19th date for the Foothill College Research & Service Leadership Symposium is fast approaching and if you are presenting, you are required to attend the final workshop:

FINAL Presentation Prep* During this required workshop, practice your presentation before the big event and get tips on your final slides, videos, and/or performance.

Attendance is REQUIRED.* Choose ONE of the scheduled times or reach out for an alternate time.

Presentation Tools II: Video & Captioning- learn how to use Studio in Canvas to record and caption your presentation. Attend one of the following workshops tomorrow!

  • Thurs. May 28: Presentation Tools II: Video & Captioning- learn how t use Studio in Canvas to record and caption your presentation. Attend one of the following workshops tomorrow!
  • From 11-12 PM or From 1-2 PM: Zoom Registration

Civic Engagement Internship Opportunity with FA PAC

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District Faculty Association Political Action Committee (FA PAC) is an arm of the labor union representing all faculty in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. FA PAC fights for the issues that most deeply impact student and faculty lives and they are looking for interns to join that fight.

Some of the issues FA PAC student interns are fighting for are:
  • affordable housing
  • voter registration
  • local campaigns- Cindy Chavez for San Jose City Mayer

What FA PAC is looking for in an intern:
  • minimum of 8-10 hours/weekly commitment
  • dedication
  • tech knowledgable
  • a desire for political engagement

What an FA PAC Internship offers you:
  • fully online participation
  • flexible schedule
  • $17.00 / hour
  • a team of like-minded people
  • various paid-for events
  • leadership mentoring

You can learn more about this internship opportunity by watching this informational recruitment video and filling out this Google form for an interview.

Honors Student Counseling Report Form
All Honors Institute participants are required to meet with a counselor at least once every quarter to review or develop their educational plan, as well as to discuss any personal, career or academic concerns. Counseling appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes.

After your counseling appointment, please complete the new Counseling Report Form to record your visit and help evaluate your plan towards academic, personal, and professional successes. The Honors Institute will verify your appointment at the end of each quarter. This new reporting process replaces the documentation that counselors needed to complete.

Contact Your Honors Counselor Today!
If you have any questions regarding your schedule, the transfer application process, or any other questions about being an honors student, please be sure to visit any one of the General Counselors. For Honors specific questions, do contact any one of our Honors Counselors: