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ERIC Number: EJ1081243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Tradition and Innovation
Becker, Mark P.
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v16 n2 p41-43 Fall-Win 2015
Honors programs and colleges are sources of innovation and risk-taking, but they often maintain some roots in the origins of their home institutions. From its founding in 1913, when a small group of businessmen gathered to formally study business, to 2015 when that Evening School of Commerce had grown to a vibrant 32,000-student research university with students from every state in the nation and most countries in the world, Georgia State University (GSU) has consistently displayed an enterprising and independent spirit along with a staunch commitment to ensuring that students from all backgrounds can achieve their academic and career goals. The GSU Honors College, established in 2011, is a vital part of this mission, a place where the most intellectually curious and intensely motivated undergraduates explore a challenging interdisciplinary curriculum, engage with outstanding faculty, conduct research with top scientists and scholars, and graduate ready to embark on a lifetime of achievement. This article describes how the GSU Honors College provides students with opportunities to embrace new initiatives, and encourages outside-the-classroom experiences that drive personal growth and accomplishment.
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Educational Innovation, State Universities, Research Universities, Undergraduate Study, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Development, Educational Benefits, Liberal Arts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia