Program Dates: August 17, 2014 – August 24, 2014
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS May 1
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1
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The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) is a one week summer-bridge
program that provides incoming EOP students with an in-depth orientation to university
life and campus resources. As partners in learning, students enroll in writing and
mathematics courses taught by faculty and graduate students. Additionally,
students participate in a seminar course designed to promote their critical thinking
in reading and writing and in group discussions, while learning how their social,
cultural and life experiences contributes to university standards and expectations
in scholarship, leadership and citizenship. Through mutual collaboration with various
campus departments, staff and faculty, students discover ways to enrich their college
experiences and cultivate a sense of belonging to a university community. Evening
programs and workshops provide opportunities to learn outside the classroom and
to engage students toward an understanding of college life and how to be life long
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STEP writing classes provide an orientation to university writing, reading
and critical thinking. The curriculum includes discussing assigned readings, attending
a specialized lecture, participating in a library tour, and writing an academic
essay. STEP instructors from the UCSB Writing Program also teach the Academic Communities
for Excellence (ACE) classes during the academic year.
STEP TRANSITIONS SEMINARS
The seminar course is designed to provide a learning community partnering of students,
instructors, staff and tutors. Students will explore a variety of topics and issues,
using critical thinking to assess academic goals, social integration and personal
development toward “scholarship, leadership and citizenship.”
Tiered Mathematics courses help students prepare for UCSB courses that
require quantitative reasoning. One course focuses on non-science majors. Another
course is a review of college mathematics to prepare for pre-calculus and beginning
calculus courses. There is also a Mathematics course designed for students who have
already studied calculus and have some Advance Placement (AP) or community college
credit. *Please note that student math placement in the tiered mathematics courses
are based on a student’s available math information.
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