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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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Arens, Nicholas R.; Holmquist, Hanna; Bott-Knutson, Rebecca C. – Honors in Practice, 2018
A critical component of any education, particularly an honors education, is an interdisciplinary curriculum that enriches the college experience. At South Dakota State University (SDSU), the Fishback Honors College strives to provide a robust and holistic educational experience through innovative honors courses paired with enriching co-curricular…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preferences, Study Abroad, Honors Curriculum
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Woodard, Jennie – Honors in Practice, 2018
At the end of a two-year Honors Civilizations sequence based on a Great Books curriculum, students at the University of Maine write a reflective essay that describes their personal and intellectual journey with the texts they have encountered over the previous four semesters. Students can describe a theme or narrative that has emerged in their…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, College Students, Essays, Literature
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Ragan, Deirdre D. – Honors in Practice, 2018
Since 2009 almost 90% of the surveyed college freshmen have identified "getting a better job" as a major reason for attending college (Pryor et al). College educators can help students work towards this goal by producing mature, critical-thinking graduates who are well-prepared not only for life but also for a career. Many students,…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Professional Development, Student Development, Career Readiness
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Frana, Philip L.; Rice, Stacy – Honors in Practice, 2017
James Madison University (JMU) and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) teamed up in April 2014 to build a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between their respective four-year and two-year honors programs. This MOU is the basis for the continued work between these two institutions to collaborate and find research to assist other interested…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Honors Curriculum, College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy
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Szasz, Maria – Honors in Practice, 2017
Since spring 2012, the author has taught a 300-level Theatre and Human Rights class in the University of New Mexico Honors College. One of the centerpieces of honors education is careful research and thorough analysis of what is taught and why it is taught. In creating the honors class Theatre and Human Rights, the author explored how she would…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Honors Curriculum, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods
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Bedetti, Gabriella – Honors in Practice, 2017
Discussion-based classes are a defining characteristic of honors curricula (National Collegiate Honors Council). Of the 177 institutions to describe their curriculum in the "Official Online Guide to Honors Colleges and Programs," 50% promote their classes as "discussion" or "discussion-based." The descriptions include…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, College Students, College Faculty, Mentors
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