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ERIC Number: EJ1177344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0143
Including Families in the Honors Experience
Johnson, Melissa L.
Honors in Practice, v14 p3-14 2018
Countless articles in the news, combined with colorful anecdotes from faculty and staff, share common complaints about helicopters, lawnmowers, bulldozers, and snowplows--not transportation options on campus but rather parents of college students who stay actively involved in their students' lives. Honors faculty and administrators are tempted to dismiss this involvement as unnecessary and burdensome. At the University of Florida, though, rather than keeping their distance from parents and family members, they have opted to embrace the strengths of parental involvement by including them in their honors program. Given the parent and family involvement in higher education, examination of current institutional and honors initiatives can provide direction for honors administrators as they negotiate interactions with their students' families.
National Collegiate Honors Council. 1100 Neihardt Residence Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 540 North 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588. Tel: 402-472-9150; Fax: 402-472-9152; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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