YVCC Honors Program

FACULTY AND INSTITUTIONAL BENEFITS


Professional development:Faculty who work with honors students have more sophisticated interactions about their discipline than they would otherwise.

Status: Only five (possibly seven) of the community and technical colleges in Washington state have honors programs.

Ability to provide for the needs of a wider range of its students: Currently YVCC invests a lot of time and money in students who arrive with pre-college level skills. This honors program would provide special attention and challenges needed by students arriving with exceptional academic skills.

Possible increase in enrollments: Students who would go elsewhere may come to YVCC for its honors program.

Future donors: Students in honors programs are likely to succeed financially. Successful alumni who are satisfied with their experience at YVCC are also likely to become future donors to YVCC students and programs.