Honors Undergraduate Research Journal


The primary objective of this research was to compare and contrast the practices of Honors Programs throughout the California State University system. From February 14th through February 24th, 2007, an email survey was conducted of all CSU Honors Program directors. The directors were asked questions about their current program offerings, as well as their successes and failures in the past. This data will be used in fundraising efforts and in guiding future program expansion for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Honors Program and will be distributed to other interested directors.

The survey was sent via email to all eighteen honors program directors in the 2006-2007 CSU Honors Consortium and received nine responses. In addition, answers to certain questions were obtained from the programs’ websites. As promised when the survey was distributed, in order to protect program privacy, responses will not be identified by school name in this report, except Cal Poly SLO, which conducted the survey.

The Cal Poly SLO Honors Program sends a very special “thank you” to the directors of each of the following Honors Programs since their timely participation in this survey was crucial for this paper – Bakersfield, Chico, Fresno, Northridge, Cal Poly Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco and Stanislaus.