National Collegiate Honors Council


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


In recent years, issues of funding have been largely absent from Honors literature. This is a curious omission because the availability of funding is the single most likely factor to further or hinder a program’s development. Many of our programs are well endowed, especially in scholarships, but it’s rare to find an honors program with generous resources in operating funds, despite the inclusion of an item relating to an “adequate budget” in the NCHC’s well-known “Basic Characteristics of a Fully-Developed Honors Program.”