ERIC Number: ED566725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: N/A
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.
Descriptors: Guides, Two Year Colleges, Honors Curriculum, Program Development, Program Content, Educational Resources, Publications, Administrator Role, Admission Criteria, Student Recruitment, Public Relations
National Collegiate Honors Council. 1100 Neihardt RC, 540 North 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508. Tel: 402-472-9150; Fax: 402-472-9152; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nchchonors.org
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)