ERIC Number: ED246933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Honors in the Two-Year College.
Bentley-Baker, Kandell; And Others
Designed to provide guidance and encouragement for two-year colleges in the development of honors programs, this handbook addresses issues related to the development, implementation, and management of special programs for talented and gifted students. Chapter I provides a rationale for honors programs, which highlights their role in attracting, retaining, and meeting the special needs of superior students; in improving the overall image of the college; in increasing faculty satisfaction; and in developing innovative programs, services, and courses. Chapter II identifies the unique characteristics of two-year colleges which are likely to influence the philosophy and development of an honors program; examines curriculum components (i.e., honors sections, honors contracts, seminars, core curricula, and independent study and special projects); looks at ways of combining these components to create a program model; and considers major program components, such as admissions and graduation criteria, special services, and administration. Chapter III discusses the identification, recruitment, and selection of faculty for the honors program; their roles and functions; strategies for professional development; and faculty evaluation. Chapter IV examines on- and off-campus support systems for honors programs, and chapter V uses a question/answer format to address issues related to finances, curricula, students, administration, and faculty. Appendices include a sample application form, honors contract, course description, and course proposal. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Honors Council.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. National Council of Instructional Administrators.; Community Coll. Humanities Association, Cranford, NJ.