Graduate Students and Non-Native English Speakers
Cal Poly is home to hundreds of students from 52 countries. Often, the native language of these students is something other than English, and many are here to earn a post-baccalaureate degree or credential. Len Vandegrift of the University Writing Center states that students often seek assistance with grammar, and graduate students in general want “guidance in citing according to their discipline’s adopted professional style.” Whether you are a foreign or domestic student, you should know that the University Writing Center (Library, 2nd Floor, Room 2921) is here for you and eager to help. Also, workshops, tutoring and GWT preparation are offered to all students through the UWC.
With a focus on retention and improved graduation rates campus-wide, the mission of the Graduation Initiative is clear, “To reinforce quality education and promote academic success by understanding the issues that hinder retention and completion and addressing the findings with appropriate interventions, services, and practices.” Interested in learning more and getting involved? Learn more here.
The Kellogg Legacy Project Endowment has awarded nearly $1.6 million in grants to 25 campus programs to strengthen academics, support current and incoming students, aid faculty in teaching and research, and continue building relationships with the community... read more here.