Category Archives: Honors Curriculum

Iowa State to Enhance Engineering Honors Curriculum

The following story is by Mike Randleman of the Iowa State Daily: mike.randleman@iowastatedaily.com, Beginning in the fall of 2013, an overhaul to the requirements for students in the College of Engineering honors program will be enacted. Current prerequisites will remain … Continue reading

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University of Iowa Revises Honors Curriculum

Editor’s Note: Our thanks to the honors staff for providing this update: The curriculum for University Honors has been revised, effective for students entering The University of Iowa Summer 2013 and after. Students who complete the new University Honors requirements … Continue reading

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Temple University Honors Program: Great Housing, Strong Curriculum

We are long overdue in writing a profile of the Temple University Honors College in Philadelphia, but what from what we have learned, we can say it is well worth writing about and considering as an honors option. The college … Continue reading

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OU Honors College Works with Student to Develop MOOC Pilot Program

Note: this excellent piece by Max Janerka, is from the Oklahoma Daily.  A great story about an honors dean collaborating with a student… Starting this coming semester, OU will be offering an experimental program of MOOCs, or Massively Open Online … Continue reading

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Miami of Ohio Approves New Pre-Med Co-Major with MCAT Focus

Although this new program is not limited to honors students, we thought it would be of interest.  The excellent piece about the program by the campus editor follows. By Allison McGillivray, Campus Editor, The Miami Student Miami University Senate approved … Continue reading

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East Tenn State University: Exemplary Honors Coordination

It is a dream of many honors deans and directors that their offices might one day be able to coordinate honors curriculum, undergraduate research, internships, and study-abroad under one roof. That day has already arrived for the Honors College at … Continue reading

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NCHC Conference: The ‘Revolution’ in Learning Is about ‘Things that Matter’

Taking inspiration from the prominent role of Boston in the America Revolution, faculty from the University of Maine who made presentations at the National Collegiate Honors Council annual conference in Boston sought to define what makes honors education “revolutionary” in … Continue reading

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NCHC Annual Conference: High-Impact Programming for Honors Residence Facilities

Dr. Lynne Goodstein has a wealth of experience in honors education, having directed the program at the University of Connecticut for many years.  The UConn program has more than 1,600 students, and about half of them live in honors residence … Continue reading

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NCHC Annual Conference: The ‘Ecology’ of Honors Teaching

The theme of the 2012 conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) being held in Boston is “challenging structures” in higher education, and at the center of that challenge is the honors focus on the “ecology” of undergraduate instruction: … Continue reading

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Are Florida’s Leaders Inviting Another Catastrophe–This Time in Higher Ed?

Florida, in the news once again for its election woes, is also joining Texas and Virginia in the race to see how much havoc meddling university board members can create in the name of “reform.” In Florida, the most controversial … Continue reading

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