ERIC Number: ED221257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Transfer, Honors and Excellence: Six Districts Spotlighted.
CSCC Bulletin, n6 1982
Brief descriptions are provided of the honors programs offered at six community college districts. After an introductory discussion of the benefits, goals, and elements of honors programs, spotlighted programs are described, with some variation, in terms of activities, admissions requirements, academic standards, faculty involvement, association with honors societies, and length of experience with these efforts. Descriptive information is provided on: (1) Wright College's (Chicago) Dean's Scholar Program, which features a total honors block program, special counseling, and an English honors program; (2) Loop College's (Chicago) Advanced Arts and Sciences Program, which utilizes specially designated courses, extra honors activities, and an innovative approach to transfer; (3) Richland College's (Dallas) accelerated and interdisciplinary courses, special science laboratories, and self-directed study courses; (4) Mountain View College's (Dallas) program integrating interdisciplinary courses with an outside speaker series; (5) West Los Angeles College's program involving a core of general education courses, interdisciplinary study, and special projects; (6) Maricopa County Community College District's program of honors sections, courses, and forums emphasizing preparation for transfer; (7) Miami-Dade Community College's special sections, interdisciplinary courses, faculty mentors, and special enrichment activities; and (8) St. Louis Community College at Forest Park's special contract system for awarding honors certification. (HB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.