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ERIC Number: EJ1081087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
Seeking and Learning
Corcoran, Jerry
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v16 n2 p51-53 Fall-Win 2015
The Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) Honors Program's mission is to "promote the identification and achievement of education and/or career goals for its participants by offering a specially designed honors curriculum, by providing stimulating academic and social program events, and by facilitating and recognizing student pursuits in community involvement, campus leadership, and experiential learning." This paper describes the honors program at IVCC, which provides benefits such as tuition waivers, career guidance, résumé boosters, enriched course work, field trips, recognition at graduation and on transcripts, collegiality with honors peers, personal exploration, and transfer opportunities. As a result of these practical benefits, enrollment in the IVCC Honors Program has doubled over the last few years, a significant statistic when one considers that enrollments across the college (across the state and nation, too), have been in a downward spiral for the last three years. The honors program complements the college's mission statement: IVCC teaches those who seek and is enriched by those who learn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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