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ERIC Number: EJ1081224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 2
Cline, Kimberly R.
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v16 n2 p71-74 Fall-Win 2015
Long Island University's (LIU) honors programs were founded during a decade that gave rise to honors programs nationally. The LIU Post Honors Program was one of the first in 1963 after the University of Michigan LSA Honors Program in 1957 and the Echols Scholars Program at the University of Virginia in 1960; the LIU Brooklyn University Honors Program followed in 1965. The establishment of honors colleges at LIU Post and LIU Brooklyn for the 2015-2016 academic year provides an ideal opportunity to reflect on more than five decades of honors education at the university and to examine the value of honors. This article highlights contributions made by honors educators at LIU, including the following: (1) Partners in the Parks--a hallmark program for the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC); and (2) City as Text™--a staple of the NCHC's national conferences, Honors Semesters, and Faculty Institutes. The mission of a university is education, and education that comes through the creation of knowledge is where the life of a university is found. The honors colleges at LIU have a five-decade legacy of immersing students in that life, having a significant impact on the larger university community and the NCHC as well.
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Partnerships in Education, Educational Development, Program Descriptions, Student Development, College Programs, Educational Opportunities, Scholarship, Seminars
National Collegiate Honors Council. 1100 Neihardt Residence Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 540 North 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588. Tel: 402-472-9150; Fax: 402-472-9152; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://nchchonors.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York