Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council is a scholarly journal covering honors education. Since it was founded in 2000, it is printed semiannually. The journal is published by National Collegiate Honors Council.Subjects for Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council include: Education.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring-Summer

Differences between an Honors Program and Honors College: A Case Study
"Experience will guide us to the rules," he said. "You cannot make rules precede practical experience." --Antoine de Saint Exupery Honors colleges are springing up across the country. In the last several years public institutions of higher education...
Editor's Introduction
Faithful followers of the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council know already that the fall/winter issues center on a particular theme while the spring/summer issues solicit articles on any honors-related topic. The four thematic issues...
Faculty Compensation and Course Assessment in Honors Composition
When my National Collegiate Honors Council monograph Honors Composition: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Practices was in its dissertation stage, an early draft contained information about potential administrative problems in offering honors...
Honors, Inc
Academics across the country are having an allergic reaction to the corporate model of operation being adopted by many universities. Terms like branding, collateral materials, budget controls, marketing strategies, and outcomes are causing a panic...
Honors in Research: Twenty Years Later
"It is evident that the most significant characteristics of the larger post modern intellectual situation--its pluralism, complexity and ambiguity--are precisely the characteristics necessary for the potential emergence of a fundamentally new form...
Honors Research in Nursing: Integration of Theory and Evidence-Based Practice Using Multiple Modalities of Thinking
Clinical judgment in nursing requires integration of a broad set of concepts from patho-physiological processes and situation-specific assessments to human caring and interpersonal communication. Nursing students consistently report difficulty in understanding...
Honors Scholarship and Forum for Honors
VADIMIR NABOKOV, my favorite twentieth-century author, was the most self-reflexive of novelists: he would have been delighted with our present enterprise, a discussion in the Forum for Honors devoted to the subject of Forum for Honors. The questions...
Honors Scholarship: Another View
Samuel Beckett, not Vladimir Nabokov, is the most self-reflexive of novelists; and in a flurry of self-reflexivity, one of his narrators finally admits to a fundamental deficit: "if there is one question I dread, to which I have never been able to...
Honors Selection Processes: A Typology and Some Reflections
Many honors programs advertise that honors education is what all undergraduate education would be in a world without resource constraints, so it is not surprising that honors programs have more interested prospects than available spaces. The question...
Honours Programmes as Laboratories of Innovation: A Perspective from the Netherlands
SUMMARY Honours programmes are a recent and fast growing development in Dutch universities. The first such programmes started in 1993. Ten years later 25 programmes have been launched at ten universities. Significant are the diversity in the type...
Research in Honors and Composition
Throughout higher education, hundreds of writing programs at two-year, four-year, and graduate degree-granting institutions offer special honors sections of composition courses, many in conjunction with their institutions' own honors programs. The...
Simple, Pure, and True: An Emergent Vision of Liberal Learning at the Research University
Epiphanies, presumably, strike suddenly. This vision, however, was not like Saul's on the road to Damascus; rather, it emerged over 25 years of incremental involvement in creating one of the stronger Honors Colleges in the country at the University...
The Forum for Honors: An Expanded View
Even though Schuman and Estess disagree on what is appropriate for publication in the Forum for Honors, they are both correct. Schuman offers an orthodox view, describing marks of good scholarship and suggesting topics on Honors education suitable...
The Role of Community College Honors Programs in Reducing Transfer Shock
INTRODUCTION Community colleges have historically addressed the needs of a diverse population (Walker, 2001). A key goal for community colleges is to be a resource for all segments of the community (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2000)....
Undergraduate Research in Honors
I have very strong feelings about undergraduate honors research, having had a mandatory thesis in my program for more than twenty-five years. I think that the thesis is the most important part of my program. It is the acid test of completion. Many...
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