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Responding To The College Completion Crisis In New Mexico: A Case Study Of The University Of New Mexico, Kalith Smith May 2019

Responding To The College Completion Crisis In New Mexico: A Case Study Of The University Of New Mexico, Kalith Smith

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

New Mexico’s funding of higher education has facilitated student access to college and helped the state rank fourth nationally in college attendance rates. However, the state ranks 47th in the country in college completion rates. A majority of students who enter college in New Mexico do not complete their degrees, a situation which deprives the state of the highly skilled workforce that is necessary to attract and retain business and industry. While low-cost or free college has increased attendance rates, the low college completion rate has incited an economic crisis for the state. The state’s flagship institution ...


Experiences Of Women Department Chairs In Engineering: A Narrative Study, Kayla Person May 2019

Experiences Of Women Department Chairs In Engineering: A Narrative Study, Kayla Person

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Within higher education, STEM based disciplines need strong and balanced leadership. Leadership which demonstrates equity and diversity because all perspectives are needed to solve complex issues that face our world today. In 2016, women earned 23.2% of engineering Ph.D.’s awarded, which contributes to the low number of women faculty in engineering (Yoder, 2016). Those women who enter the professoriate increasingly need to navigate the labyrinth within their faculty positions and leadership roles within higher education. A key leadership role, department chair, has numerous responsibilities as both a faculty member and an administrator. Little research has been conducted ...


With Great Privilege Comes Great Responsibility, Anne Dotter Apr 2019

With Great Privilege Comes Great Responsibility, Anne Dotter

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

This essay contends that honors education should seize the opportunity to expose our students to the horrors of our society such as “the violence against those among us with the least amount of power.” We can affirm our curricular foundation (writing, reflection, and critical thinking) by supplementing it with histories of oppression in order to better equip our students with the tools necessary to become change agents. Such a shift in curricular content and pedagogies could engender changes in our institutional practices that model successful collaboration across races, cultures, and disciplines for our students, ultimately leading the way to a ...


The Power Of Creation: Critical Imagination In The Honors Classroom, Jennie Woodard Apr 2019

The Power Of Creation: Critical Imagination In The Honors Classroom, Jennie Woodard

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

The article examines how to incorporate issues of social justice and diversity in the honors classroom through critical imagination. Inclusion and diversity are among the five strategic pillars of honors education, but the challenge is to create space for social justice as an academic inquiry. This article describes an honors project where students were tasked to come up with their own concept for a television show, using their imagination to bridge gaps in representations on television. Critical imagination allowed the students to move beyond analyzing television in its current state and conceptualize what more inclusive television could look like in ...


Creating A Profile Of An Honors Student: A Comparison Of Honors And Non-Honors Students At Public Research Universities In The United States, Andrew J. Cognard-Black, Art L. Spisak Apr 2019

Creating A Profile Of An Honors Student: A Comparison Of Honors And Non-Honors Students At Public Research Universities In The United States, Andrew J. Cognard-Black, Art L. Spisak

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

This study uses data from the 2018 Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Survey of undergraduate degree-seeking students to develop a profile of an honors student. Nineteen research universities participated in the 2018 SERU Survey, with a resulting sample size of almost 119,000 undergraduate students, of whom 15,280 reported participation in or completion of an honors program. No other study has surveyed honors students on such a scale and across so many institutions. This study could be useful for recruiting since it would give recruiters a better idea of what to look for that would make prospects ...


Understanding The Development Of Honors Students’ Connections With Faculty, Shannon R. Dean Apr 2019

Understanding The Development Of Honors Students’ Connections With Faculty, Shannon R. Dean

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Nearly 40% of full-time students enrolled at four-year institutions depart within the first year. Previous research has shown college students are more likely to graduate if they have meaningful interactions with faculty. Honors students provide unique perspectives because of their high levels of interaction with faculty, yet not much is known about how these connections develop. The purpose of this study was to understand how honors students develop connections with faculty. Six upper-division students were interviewed, and participants reflected on meaningful connections made with faculty during their first year. Two themes were identified as influential in developing connections: approachability of ...


Being Honors Worthy: Lessons In Supporting Transfer Students, Carolyn Thomas, Eddy A. Ruiz, Heidi Van Beek, J. David Furlow, Jennifer Sedell Apr 2019

Being Honors Worthy: Lessons In Supporting Transfer Students, Carolyn Thomas, Eddy A. Ruiz, Heidi Van Beek, J. David Furlow, Jennifer Sedell

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

In the ever-growing discussion of how to build and support honors programs that reflect the diverse communities our institutions serve, the recruitment of transfer students has only recently been identified as a key avenue to enacting more equitable programs. Reflecting on four years of recruiting, enrolling, and graduating transfer students in the University Honors Program at the University of California, Davis, we push the conversation beyond how to welcome transfer students in honors to how to meaningfully support them. We present the initial findings of our ongoing self-assessment to stimulate discussion about the unique challenges and opportunities transfer students experience ...


The Case For Heterodoxy, Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison Apr 2019

The Case For Heterodoxy, Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Despite being originally designed to educate men, honors programs are not very attractive to male students in general and to male students of color in particular. Because access to honors programs is limited by a credentialing process that favors white men, many members of minority groups find them inhospitable and are significantly underrepresented. This essay suggests three concepts to be used to reimagine honors programs to be more welcoming of minority students: radical hospitality, asset-based thinking, and heterodoxy.


Taking On The Challenges Of Diversity And Visibility: Thoughts From A Small Honors Program, Kathryn M. Macdonald Apr 2019

Taking On The Challenges Of Diversity And Visibility: Thoughts From A Small Honors Program, Kathryn M. Macdonald

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

The Monroe College Honors Program, located in New York, enjoys an extremely diverse student body, which can be attributed to its location within and proximity to New York City. Data about the Monroe College Honors Program are presented. More importantly, this essay presents the strategies that the honors program uses to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Our students face many challenges, including difficult family situations and economic hardship, and so the honors program has created a rigorous but flexible curriculum and co-curriculum to meet their needs. The approaches used to serve this population focus on getting to ...


Congregational Honors: A Model For Inclusive Excellence, Naomi Yavneh Klos Apr 2019

Congregational Honors: A Model For Inclusive Excellence, Naomi Yavneh Klos

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

This essay proposes a conception of honors programs and colleges as sacred communities that acknowledge and embrace the unique human dignity of each of their members. Drawing on Ron Wolfson’s congregational model articulated in Relational Judaism, McMillan and Chavis’s definition of “sense of community,” and the pedagogy of educators such as Paolo Freire and bell hooks, I argue that to create a true culture of inclusive excellence, an honors program or college should not be constructed as a checklist of “exceptional experiences for exceptional students” but rather as a “community of relationships.” Leading with a student-centered, holistic focus ...


No Complaints, Please: Just Time To Rethink Honors, Linda Frost Apr 2019

No Complaints, Please: Just Time To Rethink Honors, Linda Frost

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

This article responds to a lead essay by Richard Badenhausen posing current challenges to honors education and requesting solutions. Frost argues that the place of honors in our undergraduate curriculum needs to be rethought in part because general education core requirements are shrinking; accordingly, the NCHC Basic Characteristics noting honors viability by the number of honors credit hours a student takes need to be revised as well. As one of the few nimble academic units in the university, the honors program or college has been, is, and can continue to be a key site for innovation on our campuses.


Faculty As Honors Problem Solvers, Annmarie Guzy Apr 2019

Faculty As Honors Problem Solvers, Annmarie Guzy

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Postsecondary honors educators are adept at identifying problems and proposing solutions in honors education, but they may not disseminate their solutions effectively. This essay argues that honors administrators should familiarize themselves with the professional and scholarly resources that NCHC institutional membership affords, and then they should share what they have learned with honors teaching faculty. Rather than simply serving as advisors on administrative and programmatic issues, honors faculty also need the tools and opportunities to be effective honors problem solvers for day-to-day pedagogical issues.


Honors And Curiouser University, Kristine A. Miller Apr 2019

Honors And Curiouser University, Kristine A. Miller

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

With roots in the Latin cūriōus, meaning “full of care or pains, careful, assiduous, inquisitive,” the word “curiosity,” like this forum on “Current Challenges to Honors Education,” grows out of both the pain and promise of critical inquiry. This essay takes up the challenge of moving honors from the periphery to the heart of higher education by daring to redefine the college or university itself. Honors fosters—and even demands—the curiosity to look beyond the comforting confines of one’s own mind. Facilitating the conversation, collaboration, and innovation that shape a curious university, honors offers students, faculty, staff, alumni ...


Resisting Commodification In Honors Education, Jodi J. Meadows Apr 2019

Resisting Commodification In Honors Education, Jodi J. Meadows

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

The commodification of education is an increasing threat to university honors programs. In honors, we seek to unpack this transactional model of education and uncover the inherent joy of learning. Honors professionals can challenge the commodification of education by helping students contextualize their educational experiences and by facilitating joyful, self-directed learning. Framed by research of both gifted K–12 students and college honors students, this article explores specific conversations and course designs that may combat a commodification culture and foster self-reflection and self-direction in honors students.


Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2019): Forum On Current Challenges To Honors Education Apr 2019

Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2019): Forum On Current Challenges To Honors Education

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Contents
Call for Papers
Editorial Policy, Deadlines, and Submission Guidelines
Dedication to Linda Frost
Editor’s Introduction Ada Long

Forum Essays on “Current Challenges to Honors Education”

Shunning Complaint: A Call for Solutions from the Honors Community Richard Badenhausen

Congregational Honors: A Model for Inclusive Excellence Naomi Yavneh Klos

Taking on the Challenges of Diversity and Visibility: Thoughts from a Small Honors Program Kathryn M. MacDonald

The Case for Heterodoxy Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison

The Power of Creation: Critical Imagination in the Honors Classroom Jennie Woodard

With Great Privilege Comes Great Responsibility Anne Dotter

No Complaints, Please; Just Time to Rethink ...


Disciplinary Affiliation And Administrators’ Reported Perception And Use Of Assessment, Patricia J. Smith, Andrew J. Cognard-Black Apr 2019

Disciplinary Affiliation And Administrators’ Reported Perception And Use Of Assessment, Patricia J. Smith, Andrew J. Cognard-Black

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Using survey data collected from 269 participants in the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017, this study examines whether any changes might have occurred within the last 20 years regarding the disciplinary affiliation of honors administrators. Additionally, we explored current assessment practices of honors administrators and possible associations between these practices and the administrators’ disciplinary affiliation. Our study investigates disciplinary variation among honors directors in their attitudes toward and perceived effectiveness with outcomes assessment. While we mostly found similarities among directors/deans in their use of assessment, some significant differences occurred in attitudes toward and confidence with using ...


Shunning Complaint: A Call For Solutions From The Honors Community, Richard Badenhausen Apr 2019

Shunning Complaint: A Call For Solutions From The Honors Community, Richard Badenhausen

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

While members of the academy are particularly adept at complaining and poking holes in most proposals that cross their paths, we are less comfortable with offering solutions. This essay asks members of the honors community to consider some of the major challenges facing honors education today and propose solutions that might be adapted on a variety of campuses. Rather than asking respondents to take up rather straightforward issues that commonly face honors program and colleges, this piece urges readers to dig into more intractable problems like access, mental health, innovation, and the position of honors on campus.


Editor’S Introduction (Vol. 20, No. 1), Ada Long Apr 2019

Editor’S Introduction (Vol. 20, No. 1), Ada Long

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Academics are proficient in the art of complaining. Behind closed doors or in faculty senate meetings, the well-honed quibble can be a portal into instant respect and in-group status. From freshman composition through the dissertation defense, critical thinking has nurtured in us the rhetoric of grievance, sharpening its edges until it gleams with a fine luster, enchanting the listener almost as much as the practitioner. Nevertheless, Richard Badenhausen, despite his impeccable academic credentials, brazenly invited us to abandon the enchantments of grousing and to pursue practical fixes for our problems in honors. His invitation was issued in this Call for ...


Dedication—Linda Frost Apr 2019

Dedication—Linda Frost

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

A Professor of English, Linda Frost has been active in honors since 2004, first as Associate Director at the University of Alabama Birmingham, then as Director at Eastern Kentucky University, and now as Dean of the Honors College at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Linda is a member of the NCHC Board of Directors, co-chair of the Publications Board, and a member of the Conference Planning Committee. For six years, she ran the NCHC Newsletter Contest, and she has served in the gamut of offices, including president, of the Southern Regional Honors Council.

In honors, Linda has published four ...


Editorial Matter: Jnchc 20:1 (Spring/Summer 2019) Apr 2019

Editorial Matter: Jnchc 20:1 (Spring/Summer 2019)

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Frontmatter: Front cover, TP, CP, Contents, Call for Papers, Editorial Policy, Deadlines, Submission Guidelines

Backmatter: About the Authors, About the NCHC Monograph Series, NCHC Monographs & Journals, NCHC Publications Order Form, back cover


Intercultural Leadership Development Of Undergraduate Students Using The Transformative Intercultural Learning Model, Mac Benavides Apr 2019

Intercultural Leadership Development Of Undergraduate Students Using The Transformative Intercultural Learning Model, Mac Benavides

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This instrumental case study was conducted in order to understand how undergraduate students develop intercultural leadership and what they learn in an intercultural leadership program grounded in the transformative intercultural learning model. As a result of this study, three themes emerged regarding students’ learning experiences: Changes in Intercultural Development Inventory Assessment Results Indicated Positive Growth in Intercultural Competence, Intercultural Leadership Development Broadened Students’ Understanding of Culture and Leadership and Intercultural Leadership Development Requires Intentional Opportunities to Make Meaning. The corresponding subthemes helped clarify the learning experience of the participants, which aligned with the transformative intercultural learning model. In addition to ...


Where To Deposit Your Master’S Thesis Or Phd Dissertation In The Unl Digital Commons Jan 2019

Where To Deposit Your Master’S Thesis Or Phd Dissertation In The Unl Digital Commons

Thesis and Dissertation Deposit Information Resources

A list of degree-granting programs with links to the proper series for thesis and dissertation deposit in the UNL Digital Commons.
Updated February 2019.

"Find your degree-granting program in the list below, then click on the link to go to the proper series to deposit your thesis or dissertation."