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ERIC Number: EJ1177203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0143
Ending in Honors
Schuman, Samuel
Honors in Practice, v14 p99-107 2018
Samuel Schuman writes that in the year after the 1983 national conference in Philadelphia, he had a gripe, and was not hesitant to express it. He wondered why an organization like this one does not do a better job of welcoming and orienting newcomers to Honors. At that point one of the elders of the organization, Dr. John Portz, responded, "Why don't you do something about it?" Thus was born at the 1984 conference in Memphis, "Beginning in Honors," which has since spawned children: the "Beginning in Honors Handbook, "Developing in Honors," and the like. This article shares Schuman's thoughts about the other end of the honors career: the ending. His comments are in four parts: where folks go when they leave honors; how to know when to leave honors; how to end the honors career; and whether there is an honors afterlife. [This article was originally printed in "Honors in Practice" v5 2009. ]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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