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National Collegiate Honors Council

One enduring, and perhaps endearing, characteristic of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) is its commitment to pluralism. NCHC recognizes that excellent honors educational opportunities can be cultivated across the diverse settings of American higher education from two-year community colleges through large, comprehensive research universities. The organization finds somewhat less diversity among honors colleges, but the emphasis must be placed on "somewhat." The essays in this volume reflect this diversity, the hope is that a wide variety of readers will find something of relevance to their particular context and status. Following the introduction by Peter C. Sederberg, this collection is divided into three parts. Part I provides two introductory perspectives on the honors college phenomenon. Part II contains several case studies of different institutional settings. Part III contains Stories of Creation and Recreation. The table of contents appears as follows: Part I: Background contains: Chapter 1: Genesis of an Idea (Ted Humphrey); and Chapter 2: Characteristics of the Contemporary Honors College: A Descriptive Analysis of a Survey of NCHC Member Colleges (Peter C. Sederberg). Part II; Alternative Models, contains the following chapters: Chapter 3: The Honors College in a Two-Year College Setting: Miami Dade College (Alexandria Holloway); Chapter 4: The Multi-Collegiate University Setting: Kent State University (Larry Andrews); Chapter 5: The Freestanding Honors College: Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University (Nancy Kason Poulson); Chapter 6: You Say Tomato; I say Tomahto: Honors College? Who Needs It? (Rosalie C. Otero). Part III: Stories of Creation and Recreation presents: Chapter 7: How to Create an Honors College (Bob Pepperman Taylor); Chapter 8: How not to Create an Honors College: A Dystopian Fantasy ("Donald Publius"); Chapter 9: Sustaining Vitality in the Established Honors College (Peter C. Sederberg); Chapter 10: Following in the Footsteps of the Founders (Davis Baird); Chapter 11: The Pillars of College Creation (Gary M. Bell). Appended are; (1) Basic Characteristics of a Fully Developed Honors Program; and (2) Basic Characteristics of a Fully Developed Honors College. A section about the authors is also included.

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Honors Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Surveys, Institutional Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Multicampus Colleges, Role of Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Case Studies

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Autor: Sederberg, Peter C., Ed.


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