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ERIC Number: EJ1220760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Creating a Profile of an Honors Student: A Comparison of Honors and Non-Honors Students at Public Research Universities in the United States
Cognard-Black, Andrew J.; Spisak, Art L.
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v20 n1 p123-157 Spr-Sum 2019
This study uses data from the 2018 "Student Experience in the Research University" (SERU) Survey of undergraduate degree-seeking students to develop a profile of an honors student. Nineteen research universities participated in the 2018 SERU Survey, with a resulting sample size of almost 119,000 undergraduate students, of whom 15,280 reported participation in or completion of an honors program. No other study has surveyed honors students on such a scale and across so many institutions. This study could be useful for recruiting since it would give recruiters a better idea of what to look for that would make prospects successful in an honors program/college. Knowing what high-ability students expect from their education could also be useful in structuring an honors curriculum and experience accordingly. Finally, knowing better the wants and needs of high-ability students could be useful for advising, mentoring, and counseling honors students.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Characteristics, Honors Curriculum, Advanced Students, Student Needs, High Achievement, Student Diversity, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Gender Differences, Enrollment, College Freshmen, Student Experience, Grade Point Average
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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