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Demography Of Honors: The Census Of U.S. Honors Programs And Colleges, Richard I. Scott, Patricia J. Smith, Andrew J. Cognard-Black 2017 University of Central Arkansas

Demography Of Honors: The Census Of U.S. Honors Programs And Colleges, Richard I. Scott, Patricia J. Smith, Andrew J. Cognard-Black

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

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”). The goal of this protocol is to describe the structure and distribution of the honors population, but instead of a focus on aggregates of students or faculty and staff, the educational institution is the unit of analysis. This organizational demography has answered many questions about the growth of honors throughout collegiate education over time (Smith and Scott, “Growth”); documenting infrastructural and programmatic differences between honors ...


First, Do No Harm, Lia Rushton 2017 University of Alabama at Birmingham

First, Do No Harm, Lia Rushton

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

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 experiences applying for nationally competitive scholarships. One such former applicant, now an accomplished professor who had graduated from our honors program a number of years prior, was evidently still haunted by his Rhodes interview as he told me about the questions he had been asked by and the answers he had given to his interviewers, answers that ...


A Regression Model Approach To First-Year Honors Program Admissions Serving A High-Minority Population, David M. Rhea 2017 Governors State University

A Regression Model Approach To First-Year Honors Program Admissions Serving A High-Minority Population, David M. Rhea

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

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 students. Minority students, particularly Hispanic and African American students, are apt to have lower standardized test scores than other ethnic groups according to the 2013 national ACT Profile Reports on “Black/African American Students” and “Hispanic/Latino Students.” Thus, honors programs that serve high-minority populations need to find new honors program solutions that will help their university community as well as encourage a high standard ...


Resilience, Reconciliation, And Redemption: An Initial Historical Sketch Of Pioneering Black Students In The Plan Ii Honors Program, Richard J. Reddick, Emily A. Johnson, Ashley Jones, Tracie A.J. Lowe, Ashley N. Stone, James Thomas 2017 University of Texas at Austin

Resilience, Reconciliation, And Redemption: An Initial Historical Sketch Of Pioneering Black Students In The Plan Ii Honors Program, Richard J. Reddick, Emily A. Johnson, Ashley Jones, Tracie A.J. Lowe, Ashley N. Stone, James Thomas

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

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 to find itself at ground zero in the battle for race and equity in higher education and embroiled in the debate over affirmative action, first in Hopwood v. Texas (1996) and then in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (2013; 2016). For these reasons, UT Austin serves as a bellwether institution for public, predominantly White institutions (PWIs) when it comes to ...


Moving Beyond Gpa: Alternative Measures Of Success And Predictive Factors In Honors Programs, Tom Mould, Stephen B. DeLoach 2017 Elon University

Moving Beyond Gpa: Alternative Measures Of Success And Predictive Factors In Honors Programs, Tom Mould, Stephen B. Deloach

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

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 majority of studies measure success either by collegiate grade point averages (GPAs) or retention rates in honors, which are often contingent on collegiate GPA. For years scholars have been calling for a more nuanced and robust definition of success, yet few have taken up the charge, presumably because such data are not readily available. GPAs and retention rates are easy to access and quantify. Tracking and quantifying ...


The Strange Game Of Prestige Scholarships, John A. Knox 2017 University of Georgia

The Strange Game Of Prestige Scholarships, John A. Knox

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

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 as a candidate, as an advisor to multiple nominees, via personal and family knowledge of nearly twenty Rhodes Scholars ranging from the Class of 1910 to the Class of 2000, and during twenty years as a faculty member at two universities.

What stood out most about my final Rhodes interview was its tone of bigotry and belligerence. I am ...


Developing Citizenship Through Honors, Jacob Andrew Hester, Kari Lynn Besing 2017 University of Alabama

Developing Citizenship Through Honors, Jacob Andrew Hester, Kari Lynn Besing

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

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 the connection is the civic education hypothesis, which claims that the causal link between education and civic engagement depends not only on the amount of education a person receives but also on the type of curriculum studied. For example, Hillygus argues that “some courses are more likely than others to develop the skills fundamental to political participation” (31). Similarly, Condon argues that the development ...


Open Letter To Lia Rushton, Linda Frost 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Open Letter To Lia Rushton, Linda Frost

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

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 to the conversation at hand. What you emphasized in your essay and in all your years as a national fellowships advisor was the key importance of listening. I observed firsthand that your skill as a listener made you the successful, trailblazing, and legendary scholarships advisor that you were at UAB, focusing first and last ...


Lessons From Honors: National Scholarships, High-Impact Practices, And Student Success, Craig T. Cobane, Audra Jennings 2017 Western Kentucky University

Lessons From Honors: National Scholarships, High-Impact Practices, And Student Success, Craig T. Cobane, Audra Jennings

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

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 influence retention successes in honors. These practices also inform the synergy between honors and national scholarships by helping students to develop the skills and experiences necessary to compete for prestigious scholarships.

Across the United States, university and college administrators expend tremendous time and energy worrying about student retention, persistence, and graduation rates. Recently, university communities have focused considerable attention on the potential of HIPs to address these issues and ...


Of Groomers And Tour Guides: The Role Of Writing In The Fellowships Office, Leslie Bickford 2017 Winthrop University

Of Groomers And Tour Guides: The Role Of Writing In The Fellowships Office, Leslie Bickford

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

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 email or call me to make sure I plan to seek them out. In one such recent referral, a colleague used a term I’ve heard and winced at many times, suggesting I “groom” a certain student for a particular award. Coming as it did on the heels of my first reading of Rushton’s “First, Do No Harm,” this call ...


Slaves, Coloni, And Status Confusion In The Late Roman Empire, Hannah Basta 2017 Georgia State University

Slaves, Coloni, And Status Confusion In The Late Roman Empire, Hannah Basta

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

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 period called Late Antiquity (14 CE–500 CE). At this time, the slave system of the Roman world adjusted to a new category of labor. Overall, the numbers of slaves declined, an event that historian Ramsey MacMullen, drawing from legal debates and legislation of the period, attributes to the accumulation of debt and poverty among Roman citizens in the third century CE ...


Lawrence, Spring 2017, Lawrence University 2017 Lawrence University

Lawrence, Spring 2017, Lawrence University

Alumni Magazines

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Holland Helpers, Kristin Budd, Stephanie K. Emelander, Lauren E. Hogikyan, Sharnell James, Nicholas Petrie, David Salerno 2017 Grand Valley State University

Holland Helpers, Kristin Budd, Stephanie K. Emelander, Lauren E. Hogikyan, Sharnell James, Nicholas Petrie, David Salerno

Undergraduate Research

Grand Valley State University’s Meijer Campus located in Holland, MI has been hoping to better support the Holland community. It aims to be a campus full of innovative ideas, inspired and supported by students, and representative of the Holland community. Over the course of the winter of 2017 we—an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate students at Grand Valley State University—have engaged in the Design Thinking process order to develop an innovation designed to turn this vision into a reality. In the follow portfolio, you will be able to flip through our journey to find what we believe is ...


Building Bridges, Benjamin R. Cousino, Nathan P. Gillespie, Shelby Miller, Sue Pete, Elizabeth A. Shepherd, Philip M. Sheridan 2017 Grand Valley State University

Building Bridges, Benjamin R. Cousino, Nathan P. Gillespie, Shelby Miller, Sue Pete, Elizabeth A. Shepherd, Philip M. Sheridan

Undergraduate Research

Throughout the winter 2017 semester our interdisciplinary team utilized the design thinking process to redefine the purpose of the Grand Valley Holland Meijer Campus. As a process for collaborative and creative problem solving on complex challenges, Design Thinking requires empathizing with community stakeholders, iterative integration of insights, ideation, prototyping and testing. Through this process we have identified creative possibilities designed to support and enhance both Grand Valley State University’s Holland campus as well as the community of Holland. Our final prototype optimizes engagement with the campus. While an incredibly large and challenging undertaking, this experience confirmed that the design ...


Meijer's Makers, Anthony L. Alberty, Haley Jennings, Patrick McElwee, Christopher Morrow, Natalia P. Skinner 2017 Grand Valley State University

Meijer's Makers, Anthony L. Alberty, Haley Jennings, Patrick Mcelwee, Christopher Morrow, Natalia P. Skinner

Undergraduate Research

This Innovation Portfolio is the result of a semester long project that examined the role of a regional campus in its community: more specifically, examining how the GVSU Meijer Campus can best integrate into and support its community. The Meijer Campus was originally designed to engage adult learners of the Holland business community. Our team sought out how to reinvigorate the campus through innovating based on this original goal. During the winter of 2017, our team undertook a series of steps to better understand the needs of the Holland community, considering how to design the Meijer Campus to fit those ...


Twenty Reasons To Publish In Dignity, Donna M. Hughes 2017 University of Rhode Island

Twenty Reasons To Publish In Dignity, Donna M. Hughes

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

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Shaping The New World Order, Gerry Boyle 2017 Colby College

Shaping The New World Order, Gerry Boyle

Colby Magazine

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Hbcus: Accreditation, Governance And Survival Challenges In An Ever-Increasing Competition For Funding And Students, Jerry Crawford II 2017 University of Kansas Main Campus

Hbcus: Accreditation, Governance And Survival Challenges In An Ever-Increasing Competition For Funding And Students, Jerry Crawford Ii

Journal of Research Initiatives

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are facing challenges to their continued existence on several fronts. One is fiscally, as federal funding for education has been cut and the responsibility for paying for higher education has been levied on students and parents. Another challenge is the amount of endowment dollars available to them and lastly, there are questions today as to if HBCUs are still needed in a society that has allowed African-Americans to enroll in Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). Both of these challenges are contingent on the most critical issue – accreditation. The loss of accreditation of units and entire ...


Volume Cxxxiv, Number 17, March 3, 2017, Lawrence University 2017 Lawrence University

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 17, March 3, 2017, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

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Volume Cxxxiv, Number 16, February 24, 2017, Lawrence University 2017 Lawrence University

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 16, February 24, 2017, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

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