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Guzy, Annmarie – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
Postsecondary honors educators are adept at identifying problems and proposing solutions in honors education, but they may not disseminate their solutions effectively. This essay argues that honors administrators should familiarize themselves with the professional and scholarly resources that NCHC institutional membership affords, and then they…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, College Faculty, College Administration, Honors Curriculum
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Thomas, Carolyn; Ruiz, Eddy A.; van Beek, Heidi; Furlow, J. David; Sedell, Jennifer – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
In the ever-growing discussion of how to build and support honors programs that reflect the diverse communities our institutions serve, the recruitment of transfer students has only recently been identified as a key avenue to enacting more equitable programs. Reflecting on four years of recruiting, enrolling, and graduating transfer students in…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, College Transfer Students, Mentors, College Students
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Frost, Linda – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
This article responds to a lead essay by Richard Badenhausen posing current challenges to honors education and requesting solutions. Frost argues that the place of honors in our undergraduate curriculum needs to be rethought in part because general education core requirements are shrinking; accordingly, the NCHC Basic Characteristics noting honors…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Undergraduate Study, College Curriculum, General Education
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MacDonald, Kathryn M. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
The Monroe College Honors Program, located in New York, enjoys an extremely diverse student body, which can be attributed to its location within and proximity to New York City. Data about the Monroe College Honors Program are presented. More importantly, this essay presents the strategies that the honors program uses to meet the needs of a diverse…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, College Programs, Educational Strategies, College Students
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Woodard, Jennie – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
The article examines how to incorporate issues of social justice and diversity in the honors classroom through critical imagination. Inclusion and diversity are among the five strategic pillars of honors education, but the challenge is to create space for social justice as an academic inquiry. This article describes an honors project where…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Imagination, Honors Curriculum, Social Justice
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Dean, Shannon R. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
Nearly 40% of full-time students enrolled at four-year institutions depart within the first year. Previous research has shown college students are more likely to graduate if they have meaningful interactions with faculty. Honors students provide unique perspectives because of their high levels of interaction with faculty, yet not much is known…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction
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Dotter, Anne – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
This essay contends that honors education should seize the opportunity to expose our students to the horrors of our society such as "the violence against those among us with the least amount of power." We can affirm our curricular foundation (writing, reflection, and critical thinking) by supplementing it with histories of oppression in…
Descriptors: Advantaged, Honors Curriculum, Change Agents, Social Justice
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Klos, Naomi Yavneh – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
This essay proposes a conception of honors programs and colleges as sacred communities that acknowledge and embrace the unique human dignity of each of their members. Drawing on Ron Wolfson's congregational model articulated in "Relational Judaism", McMillan and Chavis's definition of "sense of community," and the pedagogy of…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Sense of Community, Inclusion, Student Centered Learning
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Meadows, Jodi J. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
The commodification of education is an increasing threat to university honors programs. In honors, we seek to unpack this transactional model of education and uncover the inherent joy of learning. Honors professionals can challenge the commodification of education by helping students contextualize their educational experiences and by facilitating…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Commercialization, Honors Curriculum
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Cognard-Black, Andrew J.; Spisak, Art L. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
This study uses data from the 2018 "Student Experience in the Research University" (SERU) Survey of undergraduate degree-seeking students to develop a profile of an honors student. Nineteen research universities participated in the 2018 SERU Survey, with a resulting sample size of almost 119,000 undergraduate students, of whom 15,280…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Characteristics, Honors Curriculum, Advanced Students
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Smith, Patricia J.; Cognard-Black, Andrew J. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
Using survey data collected from 269 participants in the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017, this study examines whether any changes might have occurred within the last 20 years regarding the disciplinary affiliation of honors administrators. Additionally, we explored current assessment practices of honors administrators and possible associations…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Change, Intellectual Disciplines, Honors Curriculum
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Badenhausen, Richard – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
While members of the academy are particularly adept at complaining and poking holes in most proposals that cross their paths, we are less comfortable with offering solutions. This essay asks members of the honors community to consider some of the major challenges facing honors education today and propose solutions that might be adapted on a…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Universities, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Miller, Kristine A. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
With roots in the Latin "curious", meaning "full of care or pains, careful, assiduous, inquisitive," the word "curiosity," like this forum on "Current Challenges to Honors Education," grows out of both the pain and promise of critical inquiry. This essay takes up the challenge of moving honors from the…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Universities, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Yarrison, Betsy Greenleaf – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
Despite being originally designed to educate men, honors programs are not very attractive to male students in general and to male students of color in particular. Because access to honors programs is limited by a credentialing process that favors white men, many members of minority groups find them inhospitable and are significantly…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Males, Minority Group Students, Student Participation
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Stewart, Ashlyn – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2018
Throughout the 1840s and '50s, localized and specialized periodicals serving specific regions, religions, pastimes, and vocations inundated the American magazine market (Lupfer 249). The vast majority of these publications were short-lived; Heather A. Haveman, a sociologist who in 2015 conducted a quantitative analysis of historical American…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Educational History, Publications, Publishing Industry
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