2020 PATH


Due to health restrictions related to COVID-19, the 2020 PATH Summer Academy will be held virtually, making use of Zoom and other technology to facilitate the program components. We are embracing the opportunity to think creatively and outside-the-box to bring this important experience to our UC San Diego transfer students!

DID YOU MISS THE PATH WEBINAR? WATCH IT HERE!

2020 PATH SUMMER ACADEMY WEBINAR – HELD THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020

APPLICATION

  • The 2020 PATH Summer Academy application is live – APPLY NOW!
  • THE LAST DAY TO APPLY IS FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH – APPLY TODAY!
  • Students will be notified of acceptance into the program via email. Acceptance notices will be sent by the first week in June. Students will need to complete a variety of documents immediately after accepted into the program, to meet deadlines for Summer Session 1. 

PROGRAM DATES & SCHEDULE

  • Orientation: Sunday, June 28th, 2020 – time TBD
    • Attendance is required. The orientation will feature a few guest speakers and will review the program components and logistics. Peer Mentors will be introduced.

  • Academy: Monday, June 29 – Saturday, August 1st, 2020,
    • The Summer Academy takes place during Summer Session 1, and students should not plan to participate in outside summer classes at UCSD during this time, though are free and encouraged to take courses on their own during Summer Session 2.

  • Schedule: Courses will be held Monday-Thursday, from 11:00am-1:50pm (see section below) and workshops will be held immediately before or after class time on most days each week. Students are required to meet with their assigned peer mentor for an hour each week and will have the opportunity to participate in other optional social activities. Students should expect to commit 5+ hours each day (Monday-Thursday) during the program for time spent in classes, at workshops, participating in activities and completing homework. A full schedule of classes, required workshops and activities will be provided by mid-June 2020, and full information on the program logistics will be distributed during the orientation.

COURSES

Everyone enrolled in the 2020 PATH Academy will take:

  • HIUS 114B—California History
    • Taught by Professor Danny Widener
    • Monday/Wednesday 11:00am – 1:50pm

  • LTCS 165—Special Topics: The Politics of Food
    • Taught by Professor Stephanie Jed
    • Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am – 1:50pm

These courses will be held online and facilitated through Zoom and other digital platforms. Syllabi for the classes and other details will be provided during the orientation. Class times may adjust slightly at the professors discretion to better accommodate the coursework and digital format. Summer tuition for these courses are covered by the program, as well as textbooks and course materials.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops highlighting campus resources will be hosted weekly, covering components like: How to use the Geisel Library for academic research, Career Center Services, CAPS- Counseling and Psychological Services, the Academic Internship Program, Study Abroad, Financial aid and more!

PEER MENTORS

Peer mentors play a significant part in the PATH Summer Academy program. Each student is assigned a peer mentor (a previous PATH transfer student) who they will meet with weekly during the program to gain new information about campus, ask questions and check-in .

The 2020 cohort includes 11 peer mentors, that represent all different arts & humanities majors, ethnicity, backgrounds and ages. We are are excited to have such a diverse and passionate group of peer mentors to lead our students for the 2020 Summer Academy!

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS

Students accepted into the Summer Academy are expected to make any needed accommodations with work or other responsibilities to be able to participate fully in the program, attending classes and workshops, in addition to meeting weekly with their peer mentor, and completing other required tasks as assigned.

STIPEND

Students that complete the PATH Summer Program in it’s entirety will be given a check for $1500 on the last day of class, to be used at their discretion.

HOUSING, DINING, PARKING

Due to COVID-19 and the remote status of the 2020 PATH Summer Academy, on-campus dorm housing, campus dining dollars and campus parking will not be provided, as all program activities will be held off-campus, at participants individual homes.

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