ERIC Number: ED402859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov-24
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Challenging the Superior Student Using Honors Contracts.
Hochel, Sandy; Wilson, Charmaine E.
This paper describes an honors program developed by the University of South Carolina at Aiken to increase educational opportunities for the academically well-qualified and highly motivated student. The paper focuses on participation in the program by the speech communication faculty. Students who qualify for the program contract with individual professors to complete special projects in regular academic courses. Students are encouraged to pursue contracts in courses both in and out of their major areas of study. Student/professor contracts are reviewed and must be approved by an Honors Steering Committee. Four of the honors contracts completed in speech communication concerned interpersonal communication, public communication, interviewing, and advanced public communication. The projects and methodologies are described in the paper. Students in the honors program benefited from working closely with professors of their choosing; non-honors students were stimulated and challenged by the presence of the honors students in the regular classroom; and all professors had the opportunity to work closely with academically gifted students. (MAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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