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ERIC Number: EJ1080675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0143
A View from Outside: Some Reflections of an NCHC-Recommended Site Visitor
Spurrier, Robert
Honors in Practice, v9 p191-205 2013
As a National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Recommended Site Visitor, the author has had the privilege and pleasure to serve as an external program reviewer or consultant for a wide variety of NCHC member institutions--large research universities, small and midsize colleges, and two-year institutions--since 1998. His visits to nearly fifty campuses have revealed predictable similarities in honors education at all institutions as well as sometimes troubling variations, as a result of which he has come to believe even more strongly that the NCHC has an important role to play in improving the quality of honors education nationally. In furtherance of that role, the author wants to encourage NCHC members to take advantage of the site-visitor program and so he has distilled his experiences into a general overview in this article, that he hopes will encourage more NCHC colleagues to become involved with this rewarding process. The author has composed a set of practical advice for those who choose to do so.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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