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ERIC Number: ED112995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 8
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Honors in North Central Association Community Colleges.
White, John Franklin
In order to examine current institutional programming for the high achievement student, questionnaires were sent to 225 community colleges accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The survey considered the basic concerns of honors programming--organization, operations, staffing, student selection, financial support, and evaluation. Seventy-eight percent of the institutions responded., revealing that about 10 percent (25 institutions) have operationally-defined honors programs, and that nearly 50 percent (82 institutions) have some sort of provision for superior students. Honors programs occur most frequently in rural community colleges, and least frequently in newer, nontraditional suburban colleges. The administration of honors programs is usually through the academic affairs rather than the student affairs sector of the college. Although institutions reporting honors activity indicate a yearly average of four honors class sections, many institutions report "independent study" as an honors option. Honors enrollments are generally tallied by instructional departments, with a yearly mean enrollment of 45. (NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (Seattle, Washington, April 13-16, 1975)