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ERIC Number: ED566707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 120
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
A Handbook for Honors Administrators. NCHC Monographs in Honors Education Series
Long, Ada
National Collegiate Honors Council
This handbook is intended to serve as an on-campus companion and guide for honors administrators, helping them to define and solidify their positions within their institutions. "Everyone knows" what deans or department heads are: what their responsibilities are, how they fit into the institutional hierarchy, who reports to them and to whom they report. Honors directors, however, can have a hard time explaining their position, much less improving it. This handbook may help the director both to explain and to improve. A handbook for honors administrators is a somewhat paradoxical proposition since honors directors cherish their diversity and flexibility in a way that is perhaps unique among academic administrators. This handbook is intended to provide some options and guidelines to help directors or potential directors establish viable, productive positions for themselves on their own campuses. Since idealism and dedication are uncommonly characteristic of honors directors, the handbook may even help them balance those traits with some common-sense strategies for protecting their jobs, their professional futures, and their sanity. The following are appended: (1) List of Respondents to the 1992 Survey; (2) The 1992 Survey Form; (3) Tables Derived from the Survey; (4) NCHC Membership Data (William P. Mech); (5) NCHC Recommendations for "Basic Characteristics of a Fully-Developed Honors Program"; and (6) By and About the Author.
National Collegiate Honors Council. 1100 Neihardt RC, 540 North 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508. Tel: 402-472-9150; Fax: 402-472-9152; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)