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EOP Kalmanovitz Academy

Summer Bridge 2023

EOP Kalmanovitz Academy is a dynamic first-year program designed to assist new EOP students in creating support networks and expanding academic and critical analysis skills. The EOP Kalmanovitz Academy is a learning community tailored to meet your needs and help you successfully transition from high school to the university. The goal of EOP Univ 102 is to help EOP students form a shared “safe” community of their peers in a multicultural classroom environment that directly addresses and helps students effectively navigate the developmental stages inherent in achieving a sense of fuller inclusion, “fitting in” to the larger middle-class normed college community. The subject is immersed in social justice and equity issues and is designed to give meaning to individual life experiences. In addition to receiving in-class academic support and instruction in college success skills, you will also be offered a range of educational, recreational, social, and cultural activities designed to help you increase your involvement in and satisfaction with campus life; and start you on the road to becoming a successful Sonoma State University student. 

The Educational Opportunity Program Academy is designed to provide academic and social support for our incoming EOP first-time first-year participants by creating a learning community. Incoming students will enroll in a block of classes with approximately 25 other EOP FTFY. Here is an example of this block schedule:

  • English 101 or ENGL 100A (3 units)
  • Gen Education - Usually an AMCS/SOC/CALS course (3-4 units)
  • Major Course (3 units)
Students will choose the remainder of their first semester courses with the help of an EOP advisor. It has been demonstrated that students taking part in this type of learning community tend to adapt quickly to the challenges of college and in turn, become more successful students during their first year than students taking classes individually. They form a connection to the university, develop a peer support group, and receive assistance from their faculty quicker and more effectively than do other students. During their second semester at Sonoma State, the EOP Academy students will continue to take a group of classes organized for them, including either an English class or a course in critical thinking, a GE class, and an elective course from several class offerings.