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ERIC Number: EJ1081226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
The Practical Value of Honors
Johnsen, James R.
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v16 n2 p141-143 Fall-Win 2015
The University of Alaska (UA) serves the diverse peoples of Alaska through three separately accredited universities and their community campuses. The system's three universities at Fairbanks (UAF), Anchorage (UAA), and Juneau (UAS) differ greatly. Within each of these universities, the faculty developed honors programs that fit the context and mission of their unique institution. While honors programs have developed at each university to reflect the needs and opportunities of that institution, collaboration across campuses has emerged as the programs mature. This article discusses the benefits that honors colleges provide in general, but also addresses how honors at UA helps keep some of the best students at home and provides opportunities and challenges that allow them to fully develop their potential. Because of the state's need for talent, it is critical that the honors programs thrive at all three universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
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