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ERIC Number: EJ1081182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
Advancing University Core Values by Developing an Honors College
Hanbury, George L., II
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v16 n2 p91-97 Fall-Win 2015
The mid-1960s were a time of historic social and cultural change, creating a perfect climate for a small university with a handful of students and some revolutionary ideas to take shape. During that dynamic era, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was founded in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 2014, NSU celebrated fifty years of growth, innovation, and inclusive educational opportunities; today it is the largest, not-for-profit, private university in the state with approximately 26,000 students. Just twelve years ago, the university's undergraduate honors program was initiated, and this past summer they elevated their commitment from a high-impact honors program housed within a traditional college of arts and sciences to a multidisciplinary honors college. The new honors college is one instance of an institution that, true to its dynamic origins, is constantly changing to suit the times. The establishment of the Farquhar Honors College reflects the importance the university places on promoting excellence across all degree levels and disciplines. NSU takes pride in becoming one of the approximately two hundred U.S. universities out of more than four thousand colleges and universities to house an honors college. The honors college was born out of the recognition that high academic performance is coterminous with leadership and out of the desire to acknowledge publicly the premier scholarship demonstrated by the students. This article describes how the honors college was designed to unleash a crucial potential in all students: the ability to lead.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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