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ERIC Number: ED310814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Honors: Getting Started.
Etheridge, Sandra Y.
This paper provides a description of the development of an honors program at Gulf Coast Community College (GCCC). The description is organized around three flow charts corresponding to different stages in the program's development, and which are followed by more detailed explanations. The first flow chart deals with program planning and development from inception to implementation. In this stage, an initiator perceived the need for an honors program and saw that a formal start was made. Subsequent steps included the selection of a project director, attendance at a regional honors conference, the selection of an honors committee, the establishment of a timetable for program implementation, and the articulation of the program's philosophy and objectives. The institution then moved at its own pace to smoothly and effectively assimilate the new honors programs to the existing curriculum. The second flow chart addresses the selection of faculty and students to participate in the program. Some factors considered in faculty selection were the instructors' enthusiasm for the subject matter, and the clarity of their course objectives, requirements and grading procedures. Honors student recruitment activities were developed to coincide with GCCC's marketing activities, and a battery of tests was chosen for honors applicants. The final flow chart presents the course design and sequence for GCCC honors students. After a mandatory, one-semester honors symposium, each participant must take at least one honors course from each of the following divisions: Psychology or Political Science; Understanding Art, Freshman Chemistry, or Zoology; Literature; and one course in the student's major or a computer language. (JMC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gulf Coast Community Coll., Panama City, FL.