ERIC Number: ED136890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Statistical Portrait of Honors Programs in Two-Year Colleges.
Olivas, Michael A.
A survey was sent to the entire institutional membership of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges in spring 1975 in order to ascertain the extent of honors programs available for two-year college students of exceptional ability. Of the 1,270 institutions surveyed, 644 responded (51%). Results of the survey showed: (1) 47 of the responding institutions had honors programs with formalized academic and administrative structures; (2) the bulk of institutions indicated that while they did not have formalized academic and administrative honors programs, they did have honors elements, such as honors classes, honor societies, colloquia, independent study provisions, or financial aid based at least partly on achievement; (3) 125 institutions indicated that they had neither formalized honors programs nor honors elements; and (4) institutional size appeared to have little effect on whether or not a formal honors program or honors elements were available for students. The author concludes that the development of honors opportunities for gifted students in two-year colleges is a relatively new phenomenon and fledgling attempt to educate one constituency in an extremely heterogeneous student population. Tabular data are included throughout the report and a bibliography is attached. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; National Collegiate Honors Council.
Authoring Institution: N/A