Summer College at UIC | Programs

Summer College offers a wide variety of programs. Here are the programs that were offered Summer 2014.

  1. Summer Enrichment Writing Workshop
  2. Summer Enrichment Mathematics Workshop
  3. Summer Enrichment Chemistry Workshop
  4. The Academic Center for Excellence College Reading for Success: American Identities
  5. College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts Summer Program in the Arts
  6. Asian American Mentor Program (AAMP)
  7. UIC Business Summer College Prep
  8. College of Engineering Minority Engineering Recruiting & Retention Program(MERRP) PREP-ME Summer Workshop
  9. Kinesiology and Nutrition: Summer Exploration & Transition
  10. TRIO/African American Academic Network Summer Academic Learning Community
  11. President's Award Program: PAP Academy 101: The Summer College Experience
  12. Latino Health Science Enrichment Program Track III (LaHSEP)
  13. Introduction to Research in the Social Sciences

Orientation

Summer College students will be excused from class meetings to attend Orientation.

1. Summer Enrichment Writing Workshop

Program Description

The Summer Enrichment Writing Workshop (SEWW) gives incoming freshmen placed into a preparatory writing course the opportunity to sharpen their writing skills before coming to UIC in the fall. Students will write papers in two different genres; brush up on their grammar, note-taking, critical reading, and study skills; and learn all about the drafting and revising process that's crucial to success in English 160. Those who placed into ENGL 071, ENGL 070, or ESL 060 as a result of the Writing Placement Exam will have the chance to petition for a higher course placement through compiling writing portfolio at the end of the five weeks. You'll have the chance to get to know your instructors, gain experience in the writing you'll be doing in your first year, and get familiar with UIC so that you'll come to campus in the fall fully equipped to succeed!

Program Dates

June 23 - July 25, 2014

Program Days and Times

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location

 

First Day

On the first day of workshop, please check in at the Writing Center on the first floor of Grant Hall thirty minutes before your scheduled class time. We will have signs posted to help you find Grant Hall. At the Writing Center, we will introduce you to your instructor, help you find your classroom, and give you your course materials. Be sure to bring a notebook and pen. Parking information is here.

Who Should Register?

Incoming freshmen who were placed into ENGL 071, ENGL 070, or ESL 060 through their Writing Placement Exam are eligible to take the workshop for the opportunity to receive a higher course placement.

Additional Requirements

 

Registration

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Contact Information

Aaron Krall
Department of English
University Hall, Room 2003
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-413-2243
Email: akrall@uic.edu

2. Summer Enrichment Mathematics Workshop

Program Description

The Math Workshop focuses on improving students' conceptual understanding and skills in beginning and intermediate Algebra. The math workshop is offered to students at no cost; however, students will be required to purchase the accompanying textbook access code for approximately $100. Access codes or textbooks will be available in the UIC Bookstore on the first day of the workshop.
Math requirements for UIC students vary by college and major. Many incoming freshmen do not place in a math course that carries credit towards graduation. For these students, UIC requires either one or both of a two-semester sequence of preparatory courses in mathematics, Math 075 Elementary Mathematics and/or Math 090 Intermediate Algebra. The Summer Enrichment Math Workshop is an intensive five-week program that was developed for students who need more preparation in mathematics before enrolling in math courses that are required by their major.

Program Dates

June 23 - July 25, 2014

Program Days and Times

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

 

First Day

On the first day of workshop, please check in at the Writing Center on the first floor of Grant Hall thirty minutes before your scheduled class time. We will have signs posted to help you find Grant Hall. At the Writing Center, we will introduce you to your instructor, and help you find your classroom. Be sure to bring a notebook and pen. Parking information is here.

Who Should Register?

Eligibility is based on the results of the required ALEKS UIC Placement Test, or you can choose to participate if you have an ACT Math sub-score of 22 or less.

Additional Requirements

 

Registration

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Contact Information

Florencio Diaz
UIC Department of Math Statistics and Computer Science
SEO 336, MC 249
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-996-3055
Email: fdiaz4@uic.edu

3. Summer Enrichment Chemistry Workshop

Program Description

The summer enrichment chemistry workshop is a 5-week intensive engagement focusing on foundational skills needed to succeed in General College Chemistry. The workshop will teach students topics such as; the mole concept and stoichiometry, the behavior of gases, acid-base theory, chemical equilibrium, and aqueous chemistry.

Program Dates

June 23 - July 25, 2014

Program Days and Times

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

 

First Day

On the first day of workshop, please check in at the Writing Center on the first floor of Grant Hall thirty minutes before your scheduled class time. We will have signs posted to help you find Grant Hall. At the Writing Center, we will introduce you to your instructor, and help you find your classroom. Be sure to bring a notebook and pen. Parking information is here.

Who Should Register?

Students who have taken the chemistry placement test and did not qualify for direct placement into General College Chemistry I (Chem 112), but qualified to enroll in Preparatory Chemistry (Chem 101), on the basis of their placement test scores.

Additional Requirements

 

Registration

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Contact Information

William Modey
Department of Chemistry
845 W Taylor Street
MC 111
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-413-1516
Email: wkmodey@uic.edu

4. The Academic Center for Excellence College Reading for Success: American Identities

Program Description

College Reading for Success: American Identities focuses on helping incoming freshman students to strengthen their reading skills and strategies in order to maximize their learning experience and academic performance at UIC. To provide a subject for college-level reading and class discussion, the course employs readings on American Identities that explore the roles of historical events, immigration, race and ethnicity, and language in the ongoing development of American culture. As part of this course, students develop their skills in (1) critical thinking as it applies to reading of college-level texts; (2) interpreting both persuasive and informational texts; (3) identifying thesis and purpose statements and evaluating supporting information; (4) recognizing the use of logical, emotional, and ethical appeals; (5) understanding the uses of textual and format elements; (6) developing a mature vocabulary; and (7) engaging in academic discourse through classroom discussion. Students in American Identities are expected to carefully complete reading assignments and actively participate in class discussions focusing on the readings and related matters. The course involves no formal grading of student performance; however, class attendance will be recorded, and self-assessment quizzes will be administered to help students gauge their own progress in enhancing their reading skills.

Program Dates

June 23 - July 23, 2014

Program Days and Times

Monday and Wednesday 10:03 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location

 

First Day

 

Who Should Register?

All Summer College students are welcome to enroll in College Reading for Success: American Identities.

Additional Requirements

 

Registration

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Contact Information

Jon Mann
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)
2900 SSB
1200 W. Harrison Ave.
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-413-0031
Email: jsmann@uic.edu

5. College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts Summer Program in the Arts

Program Description

THINKING, DRAWING, MOVING, MAKING.  The School of Art & Design, the School of Architecture, and The Department of Theatre and Music jointly conduct an intensive five-week immersion studio for incoming freshmen who will enter the College of Architecture and the Arts and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Fall 2014. Space permitting, students from other UIC colleges will be accommodated.

Program Dates

June 23 - July 25, 2014

Program Days and Times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location

 

First Day

 

Who Should Register?

The workshop is free and open to admitted freshmen in the School of Art & Design, the School of Architecture or the Department of Theatre and Music programs in Fall 2014. This summer Students from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will also be eligible.

Additional Requirements

 

Registration

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Contact Information

Neal J. McCollam
College of Architecture and the Arts
Summer Program in the Arts
UIC Theater
L017 EPSAW MC 255
1044 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7130
Phone: 312-996-3991
Email: nealmac@uic.edu

6. Asian American Mentor Program (AAMP)

Program Description

The Asian American Mentor Program provides incoming first-year students enrolled in Summer College with peer mentors who will show you around, give you tips for college success, and connect you with campus resources. Students who join AAMP in the summer will also continue on with their mentors in the fall when there will be AAMP workshops, activities, and events. AAMP small groups hold social activities on and off-campus. It's a great way to ease the transition from high school to college at UIC!

Program Dates

June 26 - July 24, 2014

Program Days and Times

Thursday 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Weekly activities will not conflict with the other Summer College workshops.

Location

 

First Day

 

Who Should Register?

Students enrolled in a Summer College program who self-identify as Asian American and/or Pacific Islander are eligible to sign up for AAMP. Ethnic backgrounds may include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Pakistani, Filipino, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Thai, and Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islanders, and more.

Additional Requirements

 

Registration

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Contact Information

Jeffrey Alton
Asian American Mentor Program
101 Taft Hall (MC 203)
826 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-413-9569
Email: jalton@uic.edu

7. UIC Business Summer College Prep

Program Description

The UIC Business Summer College Program is designed for incoming students to cultivate the skills, habits and knowledge needed for success in their first year of college and beyond.
The program is designed to provide opportunities for students who seek them - navigating the University, academic assistance, successful study habits, enrichment activities, and leadership development, career assessment - free of charge to students who may not have had access to college preparation courses or workshops in high school.
The ultimate goal is to provide a program that produce outcomes that matter - good grades, increased school engagement, love of learning, understanding of community responsibilities, access to high quality academics, support programs, and scholarship opportunities.

Program Dates

June 24 - July 22, 2014

Program Days and Times

Tuesday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location

 

First Day

 

Who Should Register?

Students who are first generation college students. Students who may want extra preparation for college success learning techniques for academic, professional and ultimately, career success during their time here at UIC Business.

Additional Requirements

 

Registration

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Contact Information

Angela Prazza Winters
601 S. Morgan St.
11th Floor University Hall
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-996-2700
Email: prazza@uic.edu

8. College of Engineering Minority Engineering Recruiting & Retention Program(MERRP) PREP-ME Summer Workshop

Program Description

The College of Engineering Minority Engineering Recruitment & Retention Program (MERRP) mission is to assist underrepresented Black, Latino/Latina and American Indian students in earning degrees in the engineering professions. MERRP services focus on augmenting students' requisite skills in academic subjects and enhancing the undergraduate experience. The MERRP PREP-ME (Preparation for Majoring in Engineering) Workshop creates a positive, motivating, welcoming classroom and program environment for students through a mathematics (pre-calculus) review and covering fundamental concepts of engineering, plus a culturally focused and enriching interaction with corporate sponsors during the five-week session. To familiarize students with UICs institutional structure and campus personnel of the College of Engineering, technical and academic resources are introduced throughout the summer session.

Program Dates

June 23 - July 24, 2014

Program Days and Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

First Day

 

Location

 

Who Should Register?

All freshmen admitted to the College of Engineering should take placement test prior to applying to PREP-ME.

Additional Requirements

 

Registration

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Contact Information

College of Engineering Minority Engineering Recruiting & Retention Program(MERRP) PREP-ME Summer Workshop
UIC College of Engineering (MC159)
Gerald A. Smith, Associate Director of Minority Affairs
851 South Morgan Street, 1232 SEO
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone: 312-996-2201
Email: gasmith@uic.edu

9. Kinesiology and Nutrition: Summer Exploration & Transition

Program Description

Kinesiology and Nutrition Summer Exploration & Transition is a five-week summer program to prepare incoming freshmen for the challenges of successfully completing a pre-health degree in the College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS). KN SET will facilitate a student's transition from high school to college through weekly workshops that offer academic preparation, career exploration, and social/networking opportunities organized by the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to interact with other health affiliated colleges at the university.

Program Dates

June 24 - July 22, 2014

Program Days and Times

Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Some Summer College events will fall outside our Tuesday program. Those details will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

Location

 

First Day

 

Who Should Register?

The program is limited to first time in college Freshman who have been admitted to the College of Applied Health Sciences.

Additional Requirements

 

Registration

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Contact Information

Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson
Director of Academic Support and Advising Program
Physical Education Building (PEB)
901 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 312-413-5656
Email: vkt@uic.edu

10. TRIO/African American Academic Network Summer Academic Learning Community

Program Description

The Summer Academic Learning Community (SALC) is a collaboration between the TRIO/Academic Support Program (TRIO/ASP) and the African American Academic Network (AAAN). SALC is an intensive five-week program that makes a lifetime of difference for its participants. It is tuition-free and materials are provided by SALC. Students who take part in this program will have the opportunity to:
  • Potentially advance to a higher level mathematics course.
  • Create a social network of peers, staff and faculty.
  • Ensure all financial aid and housing documentation are completed and submitted.
  • Participate in cultural events and/or leadership building activities.
  • Receive a free math textbook upon successful completion of the SALC program and placement into a college-credit bearing math course.
Applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Applications are not considered complete if you have not completed the University placement tests for mathematics.

Program Dates

June 23 - July 24, 2014

Program Days and Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location

 

First Day

 

Who Should Register?

Math Eligibility is based on:
UIC Math placement test results (must place in either Math 075 or Math 090)

Additional Requirements

 

Registration

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Contact Information

Todd Byrd
TRIO/African American Academic Network Summer Academic Learning Community
1200 W. Harrison, Suite 2720
Phone: 312-996-5046
Email:toddbyrd@uic.edu

11. President's Award Program: PAP Academy 101: The Summer College Experience

Program Description

The PAP Academy 101 is a fun and interactive two-day session to introduce President's Award Program Scholars to the university's community and culture. The Academy will cover the President's Award Program's expectations and requirements. Discussions will include the high school-to-college transition, what it's really like to study at a world-class research university, and wellness. You will have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff and current students who will share proven strategies for success in college and life! Please carefully read this entire webpage!

Program Dates

PAP/PSP Scholars register for and attend one of the following sessions:
Session 1: June 23 and June 25
Session 2: June 30 and July 2
Session 3: July 7 and July 9
Session 4: July 14 and July 16
Session 5: July 21 and July 23

Program Days and Times

Mondays and Wednesdays All sessions meet from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Please register for only one session. You are expected to attend both days of the session you register for. Attendance is mandatory to maintain scholarship eligibility.

Location

 

First Day

 

Who Should Register?

Attendance is mandatory for all students designated as PAP Scholars for Fall 2014. Please be advised that the PAP scholarship will be removed from your UIC Financial Aid award package and will no longer be available if you do not register and attend a 2-day PAP Academy 101 session.

Additional Requirements for PAP Academy 101:

PAP Scholars are also required to attend the following Summer College events: Lecture Day & Lunch on Monday, June 30 and the Seminar Day & Lunch on Monday, July 14, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be held in the Quad. Attendance will be taken at each event.

Registration

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Blackboard Training

Blackboard training is offered by the CHANCE Program during UIC Summer College. This training is mandatory for students who do not know how to use Blackboard. UIC professors use this system to post syllabi, course material and grades. All Blackboard training sessions will be held from 12:00 – 12:50 pm, the Education, Theatre/Music and Social Work Building (ETMSW), Room 2027, 1040 West Harrison. This requirement will be waivered for students that are participating in other Summer College programs that also require Blackboard training. For dates and to register, go to: link is being updated

Do you live more than 50 miles from UIC or have an extenuating circumstance?

Students living more than 50 miles from UIC, or who have an extenuating circumstance, may attend the 1-Day PAP Academy 101 session on Monday, August 11, 2014; 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please contact Mary Fleming-Hughes at mfhughes@uic.edu to register for this session no later than Friday, June 20, 2014.

In addition, UIC housing is available at a special rate to all students attending Summer College. For more information about housing, please contact Dr. Nick Ardinger, Assistant Director for Marketing & Assessment UIC Campus Housing at ardinger@uic.edu or (312)355-6325.

Contact Information

Mary Fleming-Hughes
Associate Director
1200 West Harrison Street, (MC 080)
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone: 312-996-6421

12. Latino Health Science Enrichment Program Track III (LaHSEP)

Program Description

The Hispanic Center of Excellence in Medicine (HCOE) in participation with the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services program (LARES) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is offering a summer academic enrichment program for incoming first year pre-medicine students. This summer academic enrichment program provides participants the opportunity to engage in current research, develop English, Math, and Chemistry skills. Students will also learn more on college transition and resources on the UIC campus, as well as participate in hands on workshops.

Program Dates

June 23 - July 25, 2014

Program Days and Times

Monday through Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm

Location

 

First Day

 

Who Should Register?

 

Additional Requirements

 

Registration

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Contact Information

Annette De La Torre
The Hispanic Center of Excellence in Medicine (HCOE) & Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services program (LARES)
Student Services Building
1200 W. Harrison
Chicago IL 60607
Phone: 312-996-3356
Email: adelat2@uic.edu

13. Introduction to Research in the Social Sciences

Program Description

Introduction to Research in the Social Sciences is an opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about research in the social sciences. This introduction will provide students with a foundation for future work on UIC Social Science faculty research projects and for involvement in campus research programs such as the Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI), the Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award (CURA), and the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE). Students will first learn about social science research and then will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their learning through four different activities:
  • Conducting a mini interview, focus group, or survey.
  • Tour of a science lab and a short lab analysis.
  • Introduction to the use of data and its application.
  • Participation in a stakeholders meeting.
This seminar will provide students with an overview of research skills and introduce students to the different types of social science research. In addition, students will learn about the role of research in a large university and learn how to identify research resources and opportunities on and off campus. Finally, students will have an opportunity to meet faculty who are currently working on social science research projects.

Program Date

June 24 - July 22, 2014

Program Days and Times

Tuesday 9:00am - 12:00pm

Who Should Register?

Incoming freshmen who have an interest in social science research. The program is open to all majors.

Contact Information

Tracy Sikorski
Office of Social Science Research
Behavioral Sciences Building(BSB)
1007 W. Harrison
Chicago IL 60607
Phone: 312-996-4408
Email: sikorski@uic.edu