National Collegiate Honors Council


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Published in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Fall/Winter 2015, Volume 16, Number 2.


Copyright © 2015 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


LIU’s honors programs were founded during a decade that gave rise to honors programs nationally. The LIU Post Honors Program was one of the first in 1963 after the University of Michigan LSA Honors Program in 1957 and the Echols Scholars Program at the University of Virginia in 1960; the LIU Brooklyn University Honors Program followed in 1965. The establishment of honors colleges at LIU Post and LIU Brooklyn for the 2015–2016 academic year provides an ideal opportunity to reflect on more than five decades of honors education at the university and to examine the value of honors.