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ERIC Number: ED566725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 136
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 0-9773623-5-3
A Handbook for Honors Programs at Two-Year Colleges. National Collegiate Honors Council Monograph Series
James, Theresa A.
National Collegiate Honors Council
This monograph is an idea book for two-year institutions thinking of adding an honors program to their list of academic offerings, and as such aspires to provide a useful description of the many options available to honors education for the several audiences who, as a matter of course, may become stakeholders in the operation of a two-year college honors program. Beyond their need for initial suggestions about starting a successful honors program at their home institutions, readers may consider the author's full and various descriptions as an invitation to lift their eyes toward the horizon, to envision a full program that will truly serve the needs of the institution. This work also acquaints the audience with a selection of key examples that will aid an embryonic program in the sometimes onerous birthing process. The handbook includes several appendices that list some useful research about honors, including a sample honors retreat and model honors contracts. The following are appended: (1) Basic Characteristics of a Fully Developed Honors Program; (2) Basic Characteristics of a Fully Developed Honors College; (3) NCHC Publications, Monographs, and Resources; (4) Sample Honors Retreat by Eddie Weller, San Jacinto College, South Campus; (5) Sample Contracts (excerpted from "A 'Sampler' of Honors Contracts," edited by Roy Colquitt for the Two-Year College Committee, 1999); and (6) Bibliography.
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: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)