ERIC Number: ED242368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Honors Scholar Program.
A proposal is presented for an Honors Scholar Program at Moraine Valley Community College in response to the need to provide gifted students with the extra challenges they seek. After providing a rationale for the program, the membership of the steering committee and curriculum committees that would develop and guide the program is designated. Next, criteria for admittance to and retention in the honors program are set forth. Phase I of an Honors Scholar Associate Degree Program is outlined next, including information on incentives (e.g., scholarship funding, special recognition, and special counseling and advising); special low enrollment allowances; grading; scheduling considerations (e.g., block scheduling, morning class schedules, and evening honors courses); curriculum planning roles of the honors steering committee and honors curriculum committees; and the promotion of the program through personal contact (with high school counselors, department heads, and students), mailed advertisements, and counselor orientation. Suggestions for a second phase of the honors programs structured along interdisciplinary lines are presented next, followed by a job description for the director of the program. Finally, a sample program and schedule for an honors scholar are provided. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community Coll., Palos Hills, IL.