National Collegiate Honors Council



Date of this Version

Spring 2016


Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2016)


Copyright © 2016 by the National Collegiate Honors Council


In this issue:

Forum Articles

An Agenda for the Future of Research in Honors George Mariz

Research on Honors Composition, 2004-2015 Annmarie Guzy

A Tradition unlike Any Other: Research on the Value of an Honors Senior Thesis H. Kay Banks

Research In, On, or About Honors Marygold Walsh-Dilley

Portz-Prize-Winning Essay, 2015

“Flee from the Worship of Idols”: Becoming Christian in Roman Corinth Dorvan Byler

National Research Studies

Demography of Honors: The National Landscape of Honors Education Richard I. Scott and Patricia J. Smith

Variability and Similarity in Honors Curricula across Institution Size and Type Andrew J. Cognard-Black and Hallie Savage

From Orientation Needs to Developmental Realities: The Honors First-Year Seminar in a National Context Anton Vander Zee, Trisha Folds-Bennett, Elizabeth Meyer-Bernstein, and Brendan Reardon

Honors Teachers and Academic Identity: What to Look For When Recruiting Honors Faculty

Rocky Dailey

Institutional Research Studies

Honors and Non-Honors Student Engagement: A Model of Student, Curricular, and Institutional Characteristics Ellen Buckner, Melanie Shores, Michael Sloane, John Dantzler, Catherine Shields, Karen Shader, and Bradley Newcomer

An Examination of Student Engagement and Retention in an Honors Program Jessica A. Kampfe, Christine L. Chasek, and John Falconer

Assessing Growth of Student Reasoning Skills in Honors Jeanneane Wood-Nartker, Shelly Hinck, and Ren Hullender

Writing Instruction and Assignments in an Honors Curriculum: Perceptions of Effectiveness Edward J. Caropreso, Mark Haggerty, and Melissa Ladenheim

Blogging to Develop Honors Students’ Writing Sarah Harlan-Haughey, Taylor Cunningham, Katherine Lees, and Andrew Estrup

How Gender Differences Shape Student Success in Honors Susan E. Dinan

A Bibliographical Framework for Future Research

Toward a Science of Honors Education •Beata M. Jones