Structural Challenges and the Future of Honors Education

Structural Challenges and the Future of Honors Education


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Structural Challenges and the Future of Honors Education is the third volume in an edited series examining the proliferation of honors programs and colleges in American higher education. While honors education has become ubiquitous in American higher education, this transformation has happened without systematic attempts to align what honors means across institutions, and absent a universally agreed upon definitions of what honors is and what it might aspire to be in the future. This generates possibility and flexibility, while also creating rather serious challenges. Many such challenges are structural: perpetual budgetary constraints, changing expectations about the role of high education and the "return" it ought to provide to the student, and the changing technological landscape of higher education and society more generally. The contributors here examine the structural challenges honors education currently faces and those forces it is likely to confront in the future, offering insights about how honors might respond creatively to these present and future challenges.

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ISBN-13: 9781475831474
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/30/2016
Series: Honors Education in Transition Series , #3
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Robert W. Glover, PhD, is an assistant professor of honors and political science at the University of Maine. His research focuses on democratic engagement, public policy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Katherine M. O’Flaherty, PhD, is an honors faculty fellow in the Honors College at Arizona State University. She is an historian who currently researches student engagement and pedagogy and assessment in higher education.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

John Zubizaretta, Columbia College

Chapter 1: Introduction: Confronting Structural Realities and Challenges
Robert W. Glover, University of Maine
Katherine M. O’Flaherty, Arizona State University

Chapter 2: Creating Tomorrow’s Honors Education: Theory, Practice, and Student Development
Jaclyn M. Chancey, University of Connecticut
Jennifer Lease Butts, University of Connecticut
Daniel Mercier, Wesleyan University

Chapter 3: Bridging The Academic Gap
Brett Nachman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chapter 4: Honors Program Innovation and the Role of Technology: A Case Study of Honors e-Portfolios
Maureen Kelleher, Northeastern University
Lauren Pouchak, Northeastern University

Chapter 5: Honors in a Cross-National Context: Scotland’s Master of Arts with Honors
Darren J. Reid, University of Maine

Chapter 6: Across the Great Divide: Distance Education and the Future of Honors
Robert W. Glover, University of Maine
Katherine M. O’Flaherty, Barrett, The Honors College, Arizona State University

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