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Report Of The N|150 Commission, Donde Ashmos Plowman, William G. Thomas Iii Dec 2018

Report Of The N|150 Commission, Donde Ashmos Plowman, William G. Thomas Iii

Papers, Publications, & Presentations for University of Nebraska-Lincoln Administration

As the campus prepares to mark its 150th year, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is poised to chart a bold and distinctive course for the next generation. UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green appointed more than 150 stakeholders of the university – faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members – to the Nebraska Commission of 150 to envision how the university can best serve Nebraska and the world for the next 25 years.

The university’s inaugural charter in 1869 as a land-grant institution offered a sweeping vision for our founding:

To afford the inhabitants of this state with the means of acquiring a ...


Innovation In Pedagogy And Technology Symposium: University Of Nebraska, May 8, 2018, University Of Nebraska Oct 2018

Innovation In Pedagogy And Technology Symposium: University Of Nebraska, May 8, 2018, University Of Nebraska

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Selected Conference Proceedings, Presented by University of Nebraska Online and University of Nebraska Information Technology Services.

University of Nebraska Information Technology Services (NU ITS) and University of Nebraska Online (NU Online) present an education and technology symposium each spring. The Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium provides University of Nebraska (NU) faculty and staff the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts, share their experiences and learn from the initiatives of colleagues from across the system. This event is offered free to NU administrators, faculty and staff free of charge. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 The Cornhusker Marriott, Lincoln, NE

Technology ...


Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council 19.2 (Fall/Winter 2018) Oct 2018

Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council 19.2 (Fall/Winter 2018)

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Forum Essays on “Gifted Education and Honors”

Gifted Education to Honors Education: A Curious History, a Vibrant Future — Nicholas Colangelo

Honors Is a Good Fit for Gifted Students—Or Maybe Not — Annmarie Guzy

Are You Gifted-Friendly? Understanding How Honors Contexts (Can) Serve Gifted Young Adults — Jonathan D. Kotinek

If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When? — Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison

Gifted Students, Honors Students, and an Honors Education . Jaclyn M. Chancey and Jennifer Lease Butts

Ways We Can Do Better: Bridging the Gap Between Gifted Education and Honors Colleges . Angie L. Miller

Not So Gifted: Academic Identity for Black Women in ...


Not So Gifted: Academic Identity For Black Women In Honors, A. Musu Davis Oct 2018

Not So Gifted: Academic Identity For Black Women In Honors, A. Musu Davis

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors students are often regarded as the best and brightest at their universities, but the standard definitions of high achievement are not always useful for identifying talented undergraduate Black women. In a qualitative study of Black women in honors inside and outside the classroom at two urban predominantly white universities (PWIs), data derived from the students’ experiences provide insights about the standard labels of high achievement in higher education. The voices of these women expand the discourse on student academic identity. Picture one of these honors students: Anissa wipes her finger through the word “gifted,” which is written on the ...


Gifted Education To Honors Education: A Curious History, A Vibrant Future, Nicholas Colangelo Oct 2018

Gifted Education To Honors Education: A Curious History, A Vibrant Future, Nicholas Colangelo

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Gifted programs and honors education have evolved along parallel tracks in the past decades with little interconnection or cross-communication. Exploring what these two fields can teach each other should allow us to collaborate in addressing their overlapping goals and potential conflicts in order to better educate bright young students. At both the high school and college levels, teachers often assume that gifted students need no special attention, that we can simply get out of their way and focus our attention on students who struggle academically. Those of us in both gifted and honors education know better. At the University of ...


Gifted Students, Honors Students, And An Honors Education, Jaclyn M. Chancey, Jennifer Lease Butts Oct 2018

Gifted Students, Honors Students, And An Honors Education, Jaclyn M. Chancey, Jennifer Lease Butts

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

The seeming lack of connection between honors and gifted education has puzzled us for some time. Both of us incorporated gifted education and higher education into our doctoral studies, and both of our dissertations used gifted education theories as lenses into the honors student experience. Our lives as researchers and higher education administrators have been spent in the shared space between gifted students and honors programs. We know that this combination strengthens our work with the University of Connecticut Honors Program, and we are excited at the possibility of greater collaboration between the two fields. In this essay, we will ...


Opening Doors: Facilitating Transfer Students’ Participation In Honors, Patrick Bahls Oct 2018

Opening Doors: Facilitating Transfer Students’ Participation In Honors, Patrick Bahls

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Those of us who reflect on our work as honors educators and administrators are more certain than ever that honors programs and colleges are critical sites for development of equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education. Numerous roundtable discussions and research presentations at recent regional and national honors conferences signal this awareness as do equally numerous honors-related publications, including two monographs released through the National Collegiate Honors Council; Setting the Table for Diversity, edited by Coleman and Kotinek, and Occupy Honors Education, edited by Coleman, Kotinek, & Oda. Lisa Coleman opens the former volume with a series of questions that frame ...


Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council 19.2 (Fall/Winter 2018) [Editorial Matter] Oct 2018

Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council 19.2 (Fall/Winter 2018) [Editorial Matter]

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

indexing statement

production editors

editorial board

contents

Call for Papers .

Editorial Policy, Deadlines, and Submission Guidelines

About the Authors

Front and back covers


If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?, Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison Oct 2018

If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?, Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Last year’s surprise hit of the television season was The Good Doctor, in which Freddie Highmore plays a gifted surgical resident who is also a high-functioning autistic. Critics speculate that it succeeded because audiences are hungry for good-outcome fantasy, or “warm bath” television. Fantasy is right. As much as we love watching Shaun Murphy show up not only all the other residents but all the attending physicians, we wouldn’t want to work with him in real life. Gifted students who can move through the K–12 curriculum so quickly that they can earn college-ready SAT scores at 11 ...


Ways We Can Do Better: Bridging The Gap Between Gifted Education And Honors Colleges, Angie L. Miller Oct 2018

Ways We Can Do Better: Bridging The Gap Between Gifted Education And Honors Colleges, Angie L. Miller

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Over the past decade of my academic career, I have increasingly noticed the gap between K–12 gifted education and honors college education as my research has forced me to straddle the two areas. My doctoral education at Ball State University included a specialization in gifted studies, which was a natural fit with my own interests in creative cognitive processes. During this time, I worked with a team that amassed a large data set from the honors college students, with twelve different measures ranging from topics of temperament to perfectionism to social dominance orientation. These measures addressed mostly psychosocial and ...


Editor’S Introduction, Ada Long Oct 2018

Editor’S Introduction, Ada Long

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors educators are used to organizing and teaching interdisciplinary courses and so are familiar with the paradox that faculty in different academic departments are typically unaware of what goes on in disciplines other than their own despite quickly recognizing that they have mutual interests, methodologies, and challenges. They inevitably learn about and from the work of colleagues in different fields, discovering opportunities to strengthen their scholarly and pedagogical work. They typically want and ask to teach other interdisciplinary courses and wonder why they haven’t thought to do so before. The same paradox exists in the scholarship on gifted and ...


The Value Of Honors: A Study Of Alumni Perspectives On Skills Gained Through Honors Education, Christopher M. Kotschevar, Surachat Ngorsuraches, Rebecca C. Bott-Knutson Oct 2018

The Value Of Honors: A Study Of Alumni Perspectives On Skills Gained Through Honors Education, Christopher M. Kotschevar, Surachat Ngorsuraches, Rebecca C. Bott-Knutson

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors education is often marketed as a means to offer enhanced value to a collegiate education. This value has the capacity to bolster a student’s academic experience, to add to his or her comprehensive skill set, to enhance a resumé, and to improve professional development. Ernest Pascarella argued that theoretical value without data is often used to justify collegiate programs such as honors and criticized those practices for lacking research and data to validate the claim of enhanced value. The current research was designed to obtain validation by eliciting the perspectives of alumni from South Dakota State University’s ...


Are You Gifted-Friendly? Understanding How Honors Contexts (Can) Serve Gifted Young Adults, Jonathan D. Kotinek Oct 2018

Are You Gifted-Friendly? Understanding How Honors Contexts (Can) Serve Gifted Young Adults, Jonathan D. Kotinek

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

I was tangentially aware of gifted education while I was in elementary and middle school, but my first real awareness of the concept came through my work in the University Honors Program at Texas A&M. In truth, I was not yet working for the University Honors Program; I was a graduate assistant for then-Associate Director, Finnie Coleman, who tasked me with helping host a group of Davidson Young Scholars visiting campus for a lecture from Stephen Hawking to mark the opening of the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy in 2003. I was hired into a full-time role in the honors program not long after, and Coleman asked how we might ...


Honors Is A Good Fit For Gifted Students— Or Maybe Not, Annmarie Guzy Oct 2018

Honors Is A Good Fit For Gifted Students— Or Maybe Not, Annmarie Guzy

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

In the field of composition studies, a core pedagogical objective is to familiarize students with types of argumentation strategies, such as causation, evaluation, narration, rebuttal, and definition. Introducing definition arguments in their textbook Good Reasons: Researching and Writing Effective Arguments, Lester Faigley and Jack Selzer state that “[d]efinition arguments set out criteria and then argue whatever is being defined meets or does not meet those criteria. Rarely do you get far into an argument without having to define something” (97). They identify three categories of definition—formal, operational, and by example—and then apply these to sample documents. For ...


Social Media For Honors Colleges: Swipe Right Or Left?, Corinne R. Green Oct 2018

Social Media For Honors Colleges: Swipe Right Or Left?, Corinne R. Green

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

In the face of new technologies, honors faculty and staff should begin understanding the way their students interact with these technologies to apply them appropriately within the honors experience. Social media is a prominent and controversial technology that requires more research on how honors students and students with gifts and talents embrace or reject the trending innovations. Honors pedagogues express some controversy over whether the presence of online technology enhances or decreases the sense of community within their college (Alger; English; Johnson, “Meeting”; Salas), but this issue is moot if honors professionals do not seek understanding about how honors students ...


Dedication -- Lisa Lynn Coleman Oct 2018

Dedication -- Lisa Lynn Coleman

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors director, diversity advocate, book editor, journal reviewer, Virginia Woolf scholar, yoga and Pilates instructor—Lisa Coleman is a modern-day Renaissance woman. Recently retired as English Professor and Honors Director at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Lisa has been a moving force in the National Collegiate Honors Council for two decades. Most NCHC members know her as the instigator and implementer of the Diversity Forums at the annual conferences for the past fifteen years or so. An active member and often chair of the Diversity Committee during that time, she has also been contributing co-editor to two monographs on diversity in ...


The Nebraska Transcript, Fall 2018, Vol. 51 No. 2 Oct 2018

The Nebraska Transcript, Fall 2018, Vol. 51 No. 2

The Nebraska Transcript

1 Dean's Message

2 Faculty Notes

6 Professor Jessica Shoemaker awarded Fulbright

7 Bill Fisher joins faculty as visiting professor

7 Anna Shavers named associate dean for diversity and inclusion

8 Colleen Medill receives University Faculty Excellence Award

10 Gatlauk Ramdiet -- From Sudan to the United Nations via Nebraska Law

12 University of Chicago’s Martha Nussbaum, Saul Levmore deliver Pound Lecture

14 Nebraska Law wins 17th regional Client Counseling Competition

15 Treasures Lost, Treasures Found: indexing the first 20 volumes of The Nebraska Transcript, by Sandra B. Placzek,

19 Jeffrey Funke Delivers Spring Commencement Address

22 College alumni ...


Recruiting Community College Transfer Students, Jody Reding Sep 2018

Recruiting Community College Transfer Students, Jody Reding

Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership

Private faith-based colleges and universities are a strong fit for community college transfer students. However, far too many small private faith-based colleges and universities miss the mark when it comes to their successful recruitment. This paper seeks to address this issue and provide solutions for successfully recruiting community college transfer students. The number one question that leads decisions year in and year out for many small private faith-based colleges and universities is whether or not they can recruit and retain students (M. Brewer, personal communication, 2015). All too often, the focus of most admissions teams’ centers on traditional (new freshman ...


Promoting And Establishing An Effective Campus-Wide Academic Advising System, Katie Kerr Aug 2018

Promoting And Establishing An Effective Campus-Wide Academic Advising System, Katie Kerr

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This study explored the role of directors of campus-wide academic advising programs and their contributions to promoting and establishing effective campus-wide academic advising systems. Specifically, directors of campus-wide academic advising addressed how they engaged academic units within a unified campus-wide advising system. This included an exploration of how academic advising organizational structures in higher education institutions and leadership styles of directors of campus-wide advising contributed to the effectiveness of their work. Three themes materialized from this study: (a) emergence of the position of director of campus-wide advising, (b) advising organizational structure and culture, and (c) leadership strategies of directors of ...


Examining The Lived Experiences Of Native American Students At Predominantly White Institutions, Zachary Palmer Apr 2018

Examining The Lived Experiences Of Native American Students At Predominantly White Institutions, Zachary Palmer

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This qualitative research study sought to examine the lived experiences and sense of belonging of Native American students at a predominantly white institution. Three participants were each interviewed twice for data collection purposes. Findings from data analysis process indicated that establishing and maintaining relationships within the campus community facilitated a sense of belonging and that racial microaggression were present in the campus environment which often made participants feel hesitant to reveal their Native American identity. Recommendations are offered for higher education professionals and areas for future research are noted.

Advisor: Corey Rumann


Rural Students’ Sense Of Belonging At A Large Public University, Benjamin P. Heinisch Apr 2018

Rural Students’ Sense Of Belonging At A Large Public University, Benjamin P. Heinisch

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This qualitative case study explored how undergraduate students from rural areas experience higher education environments and develop a sense of belonging at a large Midwestern public university. This study defined rural considering students’ hometown population size and density as well as each individual participant’s constructed reality of a rural identity (Crockett, Shanahan, & Jackson-Newsom, 2000). The following questions guided this study: (1) How does students’ identification with their rural background influence how they experience their college environment? (2) What do rural students see as key environmental factors affecting their sense of belonging? (3) Is the institution providing supportive environments for ...


Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2018): Forum On Honors And Social Justice, National Collegiate Honors Council Apr 2018

Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2018): Forum On Honors And Social Justice, National Collegiate Honors Council

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Call for Papers

Editorial Policy, Deadlines, and Submission Guidelines

Dedication to Jack W. Rhodes

Editor’s Introduction — Ada Long

Forum on Honors And Social Justice

Thinking Critically, Acting Justly . — Naomi Yavneh Klos

Making Honors Success Scripts Available to Students from Diverse Backgrounds — Richard Badenhausen

Cultivating Empathy: Lessons from an Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Course — Megan Jacobs and Marygold Walsh-Dilley

Socioeconomic Equity in Honors Education: Increasing Numbers of First-Generation and Low-Income Students — Angela D. Mead

Social Justice Education in Honors: Political but Non-Partisan — Sarita Cargas

Research Essays

What Makes a Curriculum Significant? Tracing the Taxonomy of Significant

Learning in Jesuit Honors Programs — Robert ...


From Campus To Corporation: Using Developmental Assessment Centers To Facilitate Students’ Next Career Steps, Rick R. Jacobs, Kaytlynn R. Griswold, Kristen L. Swigart, Greg E. Loviscky, Rachel L. Heinen Apr 2018

From Campus To Corporation: Using Developmental Assessment Centers To Facilitate Students’ Next Career Steps, Rick R. Jacobs, Kaytlynn R. Griswold, Kristen L. Swigart, Greg E. Loviscky, Rachel L. Heinen

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

introduction

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. —Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

Honors graduates have much to learn when transitioning into their first position after college. For instance, workplaces have an entirely different culture and set of expectations from undergraduate honors classrooms (Wendlandt & Rochlen). Furthermore, the skills they need to become successful employees or graduate students are different from those required of successful honors college students, with a greater emphasis on communication skills (Stevens) as one example.

Honors students are bright, curious, and hard-working (Achterberg), and honors programs give them ...


Editor's Introduction (Vol. 9, No. 1), Ada Long Apr 2018

Editor's Introduction (Vol. 9, No. 1), Ada Long

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Even in these perplexing times, most citizens of the United States would agree that social injustices in this country need to be addressed and alleviated. Most would acknowledge the high rates of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, incarceration, economic inequality, racial discrimination, and bias in college admissions, for instance, that undermine the ideals essential to a thriving democracy. The challenge, though, is getting beneath these abstractions to a level of empathy that can bring about change. While the National Collegiate Honors Council has taken on this challenge in years past, the energy and commitment required to meet the challenge has generally waned ...


Thinking Critically, Acting Justly, Naomi Yavneh Klos Apr 2018

Thinking Critically, Acting Justly, Naomi Yavneh Klos

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

In October 2011, just two months after I became Director of the University Honors Program at Loyola New Orleans, my new home town was simultaneously proclaimed both “America’s Best City for Foodies” (Forbes) and the country’s “Worst Food Desert” (Lammers). The city known for beignets and crawfish, Mardi Gras and jazz, was revealed to have only one supermarket for each 16,000 residents (half the national average), with some residents traveling over fifteen miles from their homes to purchase fresh produce.

In the past six years, the situation has been somewhat ameliorated by multiple farmers markets throughout the ...


How To Drink From The Pierian Spring: A Liberal Arts And Humanities Question About The Limits Of Honors Education, Christopher Keller Apr 2018

How To Drink From The Pierian Spring: A Liberal Arts And Humanities Question About The Limits Of Honors Education, Christopher Keller

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors educators frequently engage in conversations about the decline of interest in and funding for the liberal arts and humanities. Larry Andrews’s essay “The Humanities are Dead! Long Live the Humanities!” is one of several that contributes to a metanarrative about the liberal arts and humanities, playing out along the following lines: workforce-minded politicians, short-sighted university administrators, STEM-related programs, and market-driven students no longer understand the true value of the liberal arts and humanities because they cannot be easily measured in dollars and cents; consequently, higher education today typically narrows students’ perspectives, facilitates short-term and uncritical thinking, and fails ...


Perceptions Of Advisors Who Work With High-Achieving Students, Melissa Johnson, Cheryl Walther, Kelly J. Medley Apr 2018

Perceptions Of Advisors Who Work With High-Achieving Students, Melissa Johnson, Cheryl Walther, Kelly J. Medley

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors programs in higher education are designed to optimize highachieving students’ potential by addressing their particular academic and developmental needs and common characteristics. Gerrity, Lawrence, and Sedlacek suggested that high-achieving students can be “best served by course work, living environments, and activities that differ from the usual college offerings” (43). Schuman, in his handbook Beginning in Honors, noted:

"An important point to keep in mind as regards honors advising is that honors students can be expected to have as many, and as complicated, problems as other students. It is sometimes tempting to envision all honors students as especially well rounded ...


Cultivating Empathy: Lessons From An Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Course, Megan Jacobs, Marygold Walsh-Dilley Apr 2018

Cultivating Empathy: Lessons From An Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Course, Megan Jacobs, Marygold Walsh-Dilley

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

In “Thinking Critically, Acting Justly,” Naomi Yavneh Klos suggests that the key questions for honors education and social justice are first “how to engage our highest-ability and most motivated students in questions of justice” and second “how honors can be a place of access, equity, and excellence in higher education.” These goals are both important and complementary; achieving the latter helps achieve the former. Honors education creates a fruitful space for inclusion where the knowledge and experience of diverse students develop skills oriented toward justice for the whole community. Making honors a place of access and equity prompts deeper engagement ...


Social Justice Education In Honors: Political But Non-Partisan, Sarita Cargas Apr 2018

Social Justice Education In Honors: Political But Non-Partisan, Sarita Cargas

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

In Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?, Neil Gross introduces research that suggests fifty to sixty percent of college professors are leftist or liberal, a much higher proportion than the seventeen percent of Americans in general (7). He posits the conservative fear that “bias” in higher education is a “very serious” problem (Gross 5). April Kelly-Woessner and Matthew Woessner examine studies that also show that college students are more ideologically diverse than the professoriate (498) and, further, that students tend to discredit information presented by biased professors and consider them untrustworthy sources (499). If the majority of ...


Making Honors Success Scripts Available To Students From Diverse Backgrounds, Richard Badenhausen Apr 2018

Making Honors Success Scripts Available To Students From Diverse Backgrounds, Richard Badenhausen

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

In her lead forum essay, Naomi Yavneh Klos thoughtfully encourages us to reexamine our admissions practices in honors. She argues,

"We need a more nuanced reevaluation of standards that recognizes the role of systemic bias in traditional metrics of academic excellence and that holistically evaluates each student’s strengths and challenges in the context of individual and cultural experience. Such practices strengthen honors by identifying a diverse spectrum of students who both benefit from and enrich our honors community. (8)"

I would like to take that call for reevaluation one step further by asking members of the honors community to ...