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ERIC Number: EJ1138606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Reference Count: 3
Leveraging a Modest Success for Curriculum Development
Lyon, Kathy A.
Honors in Practice, v13 p21-25 2017
The primary goal of honors administrators is to deliver the highest quality honors education possible at their institutions; however, this has become more of a challenge since budgets at state-supported institutions have decreased dramatically over the last decade. Although this situation often appears to paint a gloomy picture, honors administrators often learn early in their honors careers that a healthy relationship between honors and higher administration is essential for honors to flourish. While deans of honors colleges have structural ties to the higher administration, maintaining a strong relationship is often hard for directors of honors programs who do not have a seat at the table where budget decisions are made. In this article, Kathy Lyon draws upon her own experience to illustrate how important a strong relationship with higher administration is key to the health of an honors program. By accentuating the success of an established, low-cost, and popular one-credit-hour honors symposium, Lyon explains how she was able to garner institutional support for three-credit-hour general education honors courses.
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Conferences (Gatherings), General Education, Adoption (Ideas), Universities, Credits, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina