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ERIC Number: ED566720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 352
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-0-9825207-4-1
Housing Honors. National Collegiate Honors Council Monograph Series
Frost, Linda, Ed.; Kay, Lisa W., Ed.; Poe, Rachael, Ed.
National Collegiate Honors Council
Honors administrators spend much of their time explaining and describing what honors is and does. When they talk about what honors looks like nationally, they should have answers to the following important questions: How pervasive is the model of separate honors facilities?; How pervasive are the legendary closets that honors programs have so often mythically occupied?; and Where does honors really live? This volume attempts to answer these questions by showing the shapes honors takes in terms of the buildings, porches, study rooms, and residential learning communities that contain and shelter it. It is also a book about how those spaces in turn shape the honors experience itself. Following an introduction, What We Talk about When We Talk about Housing Honors (Linda Frost), this monograph is divided into four parts. Part I, Housing Honors Today, includes the following chapter: (1) Where Honors Lives: Results from a Survey of the Structures and Spaces of U.S. Honors Programs and Colleges (Linda Frost and Lisa W. Kay). Part II, Profiles of Spaces and Places in Honors, includes the following chapters: (2) The Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (Melissa Woglom and Meredith Lind); (3) Do Your Homework First, and Then Go Play! (Larry Andrews); (4) The Genesis of Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University (Mark Jacobs); (5) Building Community in Árbol de la Vida (Patricia MacCorquodale); (6) Living to Learn, Learning for Life: Housing Honors Classrooms and Offices in an Honors Residence Hall (Karen Lyons); (7) Where Honors Lives: Old Central at Oklahoma State University (Robert Spurrier and Jessica Roark); (8) Life of the Mind/Life of the House: "This Place Matters" (Vicki Ohl); (9) "In an old nave's grime": The Spencer Honors House (Rusty Rushton); (10) Pick Your Battles: It Is Possible to Have Belonging without a Space to Belong To (Mariah Birgen); and (11) Honors Space: What to Do When There Isn't Any (Joy Ochs). Part III, A Forum on Honors Housing, includes the following chapters: (12) Honors Students' Perceptions of the Value and Importance of Honors Housing (Angela D. Mead, Samantha Rieger, and Leslie Sargent Jones); (13) Honors Housing: Castle or Prison? (Richard Badenhausen); (14) Building Honors Community through Honors Housing (Barry Falk); (15) Lessons Learned from Nevada's Honors Residential Scholars Community (Tamara Valentine); (16) It's All in the Family: The (Honors) Ties that Bind Us (Jamaica Afiya Pouncy); (17) Winging It: Why Offering Honors Wings Works at Oral Roberts University (Ashley Sweeney, Hannah Covington, and John Korstad); (18) One Size Does Not Fit All: When Honors Housing May Not Work (Laura Feitzinger Brown); (19) Living-Learning Communities: As Natural as Cats and Dogs Living Together (John R. Purdie, II); (20) The Colliding Cultures of Honors and Housing (Melissa L. Johnson, Elizabeth McNeill, Cory Lee, and Kathy Keeter); (21) It Came with Everything: A Baby Grand Piano, Hardwood Floors, Regular Flooding, 200 Honors Students, and a Live-In Scholar (Gloria Cox); (22) Living in Hogwarts: The Experience of a Dean of Honors and His Wife While Living in an Honors Residence Hall (Keith Garbutt and Christine Garbutt); and (23) Anomalies and Ambiguities of a Faculty-in-Residence (Paul Strom). Part IV, The Future of Housing Honors, includes the following chapters: (24) The Place to Be: Designing a City-Connected Honors Residence in Rotterdam (Remko Remijnse); and (25) We the Students: Surveying Spaces and Envisioning the Future (Tatiana Cody and Rachael Poe). (Individual chapters contain references and appendices.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Massachusetts; Nebraska; Netherlands; Nevada; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma
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