National Collegiate Honors Council


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Published in Honors in Practice, volume 1. Copyright 2005 National Collegiate Honors Council.


Honors colleges and programs vary widely by institution, naturally, but the main feature they share is involvement by top students of superior ability and motivation. Typically honors courses also involve top teachers—those who are most skilled, conscientious, and passionate about teaching. This applies whether honors teachers are self-selected, nominated by peers, or chosen by an honors director or coordinator.