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ERIC Number: EJ1081991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
Predicting Student Success, Ameliorating Risk, and Guarding against Homogeneity in Honors
Carnicom, Scott
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v14 n2 p35-39 Fall-Win 2013
This essay is written in response to Jerry Herron's essay, "Notes toward an Excellent Marxist-Elitist Honors Admissions Policy," which inquired how honors administrators predicted student success and how they used that predictive power wisely and objectively to admit students and maintain quality. The author of this essay, Scott Carnicom from Middle Tennessee State University, points out that such algorithms ideally could also predict students at risk so that institutional personnel could mobilize support efforts more proactively. The author cautions that if honors leaders fail to rectify the practice of putting academic quality at the top of their list of priorities, they may eventually violate the original spirit in which honors was created. [For "Notes toward an Excellent Marxist-Elitist Honors Admissions Policy," see EJ1081987.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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