National Collegiate Honors Council


Date of this Version


Document Type



From Internationalizing Honors, ed. Kim Klein and Mary Kay Mulvaney (Lincoln, NE: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2020)


Copyright © 2020 National Collegiate Honors Council


Lloyd International Honors College (LIHC) of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC Greensboro) is a useful example of the reimagining of a traditional honors program into an honors college with an international focus.1 The process of becoming an internationally focused honors college, which began in 2006, was part of the university’s strategic goal of internationalizing its curriculum, student body, faculty, and culture. It has involved an extended process of program development; campus-wide partnership building, specifically in conjunction with the university’s International Programs Center (IPC) and Global Engagement Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP); and iterative assessment. This chapter outlines the internationalization of the honors college as it is embedded in an iterative assessment process. In doing so, it highlights the implementation of international programs and structures at the university and in the honors college, defines the assessment framework the university and honors used to guide their internationalization efforts, discusses specific assessment measures and outcomes, and considers future directions.