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Holt, Richard – Honors in Practice, 2019
Transgressive pedagogical methods such as those advanced by Freire, Giroux, hooks, Kincheloe, McClaren, and others are enlisted to train honors students to assist organizational entities in the pet adoption sector, with the eventual goal of achieving the ideal of adoption, securing a "forever home." Three self-assigned groups of honors…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Service Learning, Adoption
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Pressler, Charlotte – Honors in Practice, 2019
Over the past three years, honors faculty at South Florida State College, a two-year college offering a limited number of workforce baccalaureates, have reinvented their program. Rather than the themed seminars and exploratory courses popular with an earlier generation, our honors courses now offer students project-based, faculty-guided…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, Foreign Countries
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Shane, Jospeh W. – Honors in Practice, 2019
The majority of this essay describes the content, pedagogy, and assessments associated with an undergraduate, interdisciplinary honors seminar on science and religion. The seminar is structured around five major themes: (a) philosophy of science, religion, and their interactions, (b) historical and contemporary case studies, (c) the controversy…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Seminars, College Instruction
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Navarre, Joan; Kayser, Maddie; Pass, Dylan; Bisch, Marilyn; Smith, Catherine; Williamson, Andrew – Honors in Practice, 2019
In spring 2018, two honors colleges--Indiana State University (ISU) and University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout)--came together to create a cross-institutional collaboration blurring the boundaries between campuses. This project connected first-year honors students with the core curriculum of two geographically separated honors colleges. Building…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Classical Literature, Mythology, Story Telling
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Killinger, Mimi; Jackson, Maddy; Saucier, Samantha – Honors in Practice, 2019
"Honors Work: Seeing Gaps, Combining Gifts, Focusing on Wider Human Needs" describes the authors' collaborative work with high school girls to bring Canadian activist Leigh Boyle and "The Lipstick Project" story to Maine in April, 2017. "The Lipstick Project," which Boyle founded and directs, is a women-run volunteer…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, High School Students, Females, College School Cooperation
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Walters, Giovanna E.; Cooley, Angela Jill; Dunbar, Quentina – Honors in Practice, 2019
In this article, a student, faculty member, and staff member address the question of how to engage underrepresented student populations in honors programs. A student of color describes how an honors course with experiential learning components captivated and motivated her, significantly altering her definition of self. The faculty and staff member…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Student Diversity, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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Skewes, Juan Carlos; Sampaio, Carlos Alberto Cioce; Conway, Frederick J. – Honors in Practice, 2018
Honors programs are rare in Latin America, and in Chile they were unknown before 2003. At the Universidad Austral de Chile, an interdisciplinary group of scholars linked to environmental studies put forward a pilot project for implementing a new experience in higher education. Challenged by an educational environment where (1) apathy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Honors Curriculum, Higher Education, Educational Practices
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Estess, Ted L. – Honors in Practice, 2018
What follows is a slightly revised version of a story that Ted Estess read at the ceremony honoring his retirement after thirty-one years from the position of Dean of the Honors College at the University of Houston. The story, as he explained to those assembled, was written some years ago in Colorado, where he spent time most summers with his…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Deans, Personal Narratives, Higher Education
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Giazzoni, Michael – Honors in Practice, 2018
Developing honors opportunities for students in engineering programs can be difficult, and the experience at the University of Pittsburgh is no exception. Often these students' degree requirements are so demanding that their opportunities for participating in honors experiences are severely limited. In each of the two semesters of their freshman…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Engineering Education, College Curriculum, College Programs
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Schuman, Samuel – Honors in Practice, 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,…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Higher Education, Administrator Responsibility, Deans
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Digby, Joan; Nolan, Kathleen – Honors in Practice, 2018
The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) has long recognized that collaboration among institutions is important to honors education. In addition to its annual NCHC conferences, which offer a large forum for sharing ideas, NCHC has fostered and supported a variety of collaborative programs such as Honors Semesters and Faculty Institutes, the…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Parks
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Johnson, Melissa L. – Honors in Practice, 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…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Higher Education
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Otero, Rosalie – Honors in Practice, 2018
One of the major obstacles toward tenure and promotion in honors programs and colleges is that "Honors" is not a discipline. This does not mean, however, that honors education is not a profession. There is sufficient evidence across the country to indicate that there are educators in higher education who choose to work in honors programs…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Higher Education, Tenure, Teacher Promotion
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Johnson, Melissa L.; Plattner, Alexander S.; Hundley, Lauren – Honors in Practice, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe the most recent blogging project in an honors course--a collaborative student-success blog written for and by honors students. The project was conceived as the primary project for the course Honors Professional Development: Community Outreach for sophomores in the University of Florida Honors Program.…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Collaborative Writing
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Braid, Bernice – Honors in Practice, 2018
Experiential learning is, for the author, a preeminent means to accomplish goals that are fundamental to the entire educational enterprise. It is a set of strategies that structure acquisition of information, analysis of ideas, and self-reflection in order to pull people into active engagement with their world. Among these strategies are skills of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Field Experience Programs, Study Abroad
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