National Collegiate Honors Council



Date of this Version

Spring 2021


Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2021)

ISBN: 978-1-945001-12-3

ISSN 1559-0151


Copyright © 2021 by the National Collegiate Honors Council



Call for Papers . v

Editorial Policy, Deadlines, and Submission Guidelines . vi

Dedication to Annmarie Guzy . vii

Ada Long, Editor’s Introduction ix

Forum essays on “the boundaries of honors”

Christopher Keller, “Mad and Educated, Primitive and Loyal”: Comments on the Occupations of Honors . 3

Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison, Crossing the Ohio: Welcoming Students of Color into the Honors White Space 13

Owen Cantrell, “Here’s the church, here’s the steeple”: Existing Politics of Honors Education 21

Leah White, Traveling in Circles: Gatekeeping in Honors . 27

Matthew Carey Jordan,Inquiry as Occupation 31

Andrew Martino, Territorial Games: Honors, Outreach, and Collaboration . 37

Aaron Stoller,Honors as a Third Space Occupation . 43

Linda Frost, Honors as Gadfly . 53

Jerry Herron, On Taking Emerson’s Good Advice: “If We but Know What to Do with It” . 59

Jeffrey A. Portnoy, Keeping the Faith: NCHC’s Readers and Writers . 67

Lucy Morrison, Bordering on Normal: Dissolving Honors Boundaries 73

Research essays

Andrew J. Cognard-Black and Art L. Spisak, Forging a More Equitable Path for Honors Education: Advancing Racial, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Diversity 81

Jason T. Hilton and Jessica Jordan, The Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Students in Honors: What the Last Twenty Years of Scholarship Say 115

Galit Gertsenzon, Bridging the Interval: Teaching Global Awareness through Music and Politics . 135

Bhibha M. Das, Carmen Walker, Elizabeth Hodge, Tim Christensen, Teal Darkenwald, Wayne Godwin, and Gerald Weckesser, Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Honors College Students: A Qualitative Content Analysis . 169

About the Authors . 183

NCHC Publication Descriptions and Order Form 187

On the cover: The Cloud Gate public sculpture at Millennium Park in Chicago. Created by Anish Kapoor, 2006. Photographed by Joan Digby.