Academic journal article Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Dedication: Richard James Cummings

Academic journal article Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Dedication: Richard James Cummings

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For an issue of JNCHC focused on "Honors and Academic Integrity," Dick Cummings is an obvious choice for our dedication. He has been a stalwart and important leader in honors at his home institution--the University of Utah--as well as in the National Collegiate Honors Council for most of the past five decades. After serving as the honors advisor in his home department--Languages and Literature--for two years and later serving for one year as Associate Director of the university-wide program, Dick became Director of the Honors Program at the University of Utah for twenty-five years (1970-1995). During that time, he was a long-time member of many key NCHC committees, including the Executive, Conference Planning, Portz Grant, and Finance Committees. He planned the annual conference in Salt Lake City in 1986, was President of the NCHC in 1987, chaired the Nominating Committee in 1988, and, starting in 1993, co-chaired with John Grady the ad hoc and later standing Committee on Assessment and Evaluation, which produced the Basic Characteristics of a Fully Developed Honors Program. …

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