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. 18, No. 1, Spring-Summer

A Regression Model Approach to First-Year Honors Program Admissions Serving a High-Minority Population
INTRODUCTION Many honors programs make admissions decisions based on student high school GPA and a standardized test score However, McKay argued that standardized test scores can be a barrier to honors program participation, particularly for minority...
Becoming Legible: Helping Students Navigate Promotional Genres of Self-Narration
The five-paragraph essay is a hard genre to love. Its inverted-triangle intro has enlightened us with too many "dawns" of some monolithic "man." It reduces arguments, which tend to be rather subtle creatures, to the confines of a single-sentence thesis....
Black Excellence: Fostering Intellectual Curiosity in Minority Honors Students at a Predominantly White Research Institution
INTRODUCTION As a recent alumnus of the West Virginia University Honors College, I recognize my honors experience as a multi-faceted, intellectual journey that pushed me academically, professionally, and personally to become the lifelong learner...
Demography of Honors: The Census of U.S. Honors Programs and Colleges
INTRODUCTION Beginning in 2013 and spanning four research articles, we have implemented an empirical analysis protocol for honors education that is rooted in demography (Scott; Scott and Smith; Smith and Scott "Growth"; Smith and Scott, "Demography")....
Developing Citizenship through Honors
INTRODUCTION For decades, research has shown that higher levels of education correspond to increased interest in politics and civic engagement. Despite the vast amount of scholarly attention, why this link exists is still disputed. One theory about...
Editor's Introduction
The past two decades have seen a rapid professionalization of national scholarship advising at colleges and universities. Concurrently, the number of national scholarships has increased from the few that everybody recognized--the Rhodes, Marshall,...
First, Do No Harm
When I was appointed fellowships advisor at UAB back in the late 1990s and before the formation of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors, as a first order of business I spoke with the university's few former winners and finalists about their...
Lessons from Honors: National Scholarships, High-Impact Practices, and Student Success
High-impact educational practices (HIPs) have long been central to honors pedagogy From undergraduate research to service learning, study abroad, internships, and writing-intensive courses, these practices shape the honors educational experience and...
Moving beyond GPA: Alternative Measures of Success and Predictive Factors in Honors Programs
INTRODUCTION While studies of predictive factors for success in honors have been increasingly creative and expansive on what these factors might include, they have rarely challenged the dominant, virtually monolithic definitions of success. The...
Of Groomers and Tour Guides: The Role of Writing in the Fellowships Office
When Lia Rushton asserts that "it takes a village to raise a fellowship recipient," she accurately describes the culture of mentoring and undergraduate research at Winthrop University, where often faculty not only refer students to my office but also...
Open Letter to Lia Rushton
I want to write this response as a letter to you, Lia, in part because I worked with you in helping national scholarship applicants at the University of Alabama at Birmingham but also because I know you are the kind of person who fully commits herself...
Peter C. Sederberg
Peter Sederberg's long and distinguished career as a scholar and honors administrator has brought credit to the National Collegiate Honors Council for many years, and The Honors College Phenomenon--the NCHC monograph that he edited and to which he...
Resilience, Reconciliation, and Redemption: An Initial Historical Sketch of Pioneering Black Students in the Plan II Honors Program
From the inception of the integration of predominantly White institutions in higher education marked by Sweatt v. Painter in 1950, The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) has been a battleground for educational equity. The university continues...
Slaves, Coloni, and Status Confusion in the Late Roman Empire
INTRODUCTION From the dawn of the Roman Empire, slavery played a major and essential role in Roman society. While slavery never completely disappeared from ancient Roman society, its position in the Roman economy shifted at the beginning of the...
The Strange Game of Prestige Scholarships
As the "haunted" Rhodes finalist whom Lia Rushton accurately cited in her essay, I would like to provide some context for that reaction. I also wish to discuss some disquieting conclusions I have reached about prestige scholarships through my own experiences...
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