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. 13, No. 1, Spring-Summer

Articulating the Distinctiveness of the Honors Learning Experience
Richard Badenhausen's essay "Costs and Benefits in the Economy of Honors" has been a splinter in my mind since I first read it. As Director of the Honors Program at Indiana University Southeast, I have been immersed in what Badenhausen describes as...
Can Faculty Afford Honors?
In "Costs and Benefits in the Economy of Honors," Richard Badenhausen identifies several pressing issues regarding the economic status of honors in the current financial climate of higher education, including the role of faculty in addressing those...
Costs and Benefits in the Economy of Honors
As I write, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen two thousand points over the past three weeks, the national unemployment rate hovers stubbornly above 9%, and Congress is playing a dangerous game of chicken during debates about the country's...
Dedication: Herbert Lasky
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Famous as the Frequent Flyer of NCHC, Herbert Lasky was an influential member of the National Collegiate Honors Council for almost twenty-five years. Having received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in history...
Editor's Introduction
In a letter to the editor of The New Yorker, Ryan Walker--responding to an essay by James Surowiecki in the 21 November 2011 issue on the rising costs of higher education--identifies an important cause of the rise as the "vast layer of university administrators"...
Honors Dissertation Abstracts: A Bounded Qualitative Meta-Study
A potential source of useful information about undergraduate honors education can be found in doctoral dissertation abstracts that focus on honors. We sought to explore this resource by undertaking a bounded qualitative meta-study of such abstracts...
If Not Sufficiency, at Least Empowerment
Richard Badenhausen has offered a generous range of ways to think about "the economy of honors" and has concluded with a call for honors leaders to be aggressive in seeking appropriate funding from the upper administration. He passes over, however,...
Protecting and Expanding the Honors Budget in Hard Times
In difficult budget times, especially at state colleges and universities, honors programs might seem too easy for budget-cutters to reduce, cut, or lose in the shuffle of administrative reorganization. Recent years have been financially perilous and...
The Power and Utility of Reflective Learning Portfolios in Honors
LEARNING PORTFOLIOS IN HIGHER EDUCATION The explosive growth of learning portfolios in higher education as a compelling tool for enhanced student learning, assessment, and career preparation is a sign of the increasing significance of reflective...
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