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Miller, Kristine A., Ed. – National Collegiate Honors Council, 2020
This book asks an overdue question: can we build honors contracts that transcend the transactional? The word "contract" itself--as both noun and verb--delimits more possibilities than it reveals. The chapters collected here expand this restrictive term by reframing honors contracts as collaborative partnerships for experiential learning.…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Experiential Learning, Contracts, Partnerships in Education
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Coleman, Lisa L., Ed.; Kotinek, Jonathan D., Ed.; Oda, Alan Y., Ed. – National Collegiate Honors Council, 2017
The title of this monograph, "Occupy Honors Education," refers to the Occupy Movement that originated in the United States in New York's Zuccotti Park in 2011 and to the principles that informed the movement and its resistance to an economic status quo benefitting the top one percent in America. Importantly, however, the editors…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Activism, Advantaged, Access to Education
Buckner, Ellen B., Ed.; Garbutt, Keith, Ed. – National Collegiate Honors Council, 2012
This monograph addresses the current needs for science education at all levels of higher education. It proceeds from assumptions that the national debate for scientific understanding matters. It explores science in society and strategies for curricular integration in honors. The hope is that this monograph will further the discussion of science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Higher Education, College Science, Honors Curriculum
Braid, Bernice, Ed.; Long, Ada, Ed. – National Collegiate Honors Council, 2010
The decade since publication of "Place as Text: Approaches to Active Learning" has seen an explosion of interest and productivity in the field of experiential education. This monograph presents a story of an experiment and a blueprint of sorts for anyone interested in enriching an existing program or willing to experiment with pedagogy…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Experiential Learning
Machonis, Peter A., Ed. – National Collegiate Honors Council, 2008
This monograph presents in some detail the ways in which Faculty Institutes--professional development opportunities where instructors immerse themselves in site-specific learning activities exactly as students would, though only for several days--allow participants to acquire the skill to design such adventures elsewhere for their own students.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Thinking Skills, Faculty Development, Learning Activities
Schuman, Samuel – National Collegiate Honors Council, 2006
Directing an honors program is commonly an entry into the odd, often misunderstood, and slightly mysterious world of academic administration. The majority of new honors directors come directly from the ranks of the faculty where, frequently, their excellence as teachers and scholars suggested to senior administrators a good fit for honors…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Administrators, Guides, Higher Education