ERIC Number: ED316098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Honors Program.
Triplet, Rodney G.
The Honors Program at Northern State University (South Dakota) is an ongoing, enriched program for academically talented and highly motivated students. Its purposes are to (1) stimulate creativity, intellectual curiosity, and critical evaluation of ideas and behavior; (2) enhance skills in critical research, writing, and speaking; and (3) develop capacity for independent learning. High school seniors with an American College Testing Program score of 24 or above and ranking in or near the top 25% of their graduating class are invited to participate, and currently-enrolled university students with a grade point average of 3.25 or above or who can otherwise demonstrate a commitment to the program's goals are encouraged to apply for admission. Eighteen credit hours are required for program graduation, including an honors thesis of up to 6 credit hours and up to 6 hours of honors work in connection with regularly-scheduled upper division courses in the student's major. The remaining credits are taken in elective honors courses. Over 100 students have participated in the program in four years. Problems preventing the program from achieving its goals and potential include a low completion rate, chronic faculty shortage in areas of heaviest demand, and administrative policy concerning faculty participation and workload. Four references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Dakota State Board of Regents, Pierre.
Authoring Institution: Northern State Univ., Aberdeen, SD.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.