National Collegiate Honors Council


Date of this Version

Spring 2000


Published in the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 1:1, Spring/Summer 2000. Copyright © 2000 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


This volume grows out of a session at the Fall, 1999 annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) in Orlando, Florida. There, surrounded by the delightful distractions of theme parks and tropical autumn weather, a group of academics with strong ties to the Honors movement in American higher education offered a diverse and stimulating range of perspectives on liberal learning as we move into a new century, a new millennium. The presenters included Honors faculty and directors, college presidents and deans, an important official of the national Endowment for the Humanities and the past editor of the NCHC's scholarly journal. Their presentations were as diverse as their positions, but seemed to most of us in attendance united in their thoughtfulness, originality and insight.