Success in Action: Developing a Successful Community College Honors Program. Dr. Don Tomas, President Dr. Thomas Brooks, VP for Instruction & Student Services Cheryl Contino -Conner, Director - Student Support The League of Innovation Conference March 10-13, 2013. Today we will discuss:
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Success in Action: Developing a Successful Community College Honors Program
Dr. Don Tomas, President
Dr. Thomas Brooks, VP for Instruction & Student Services
Cheryl Contino-Conner, Director - Student Support
The League of Innovation Conference
March 10-13, 2013
Decision: Create an Interdisciplinary Honors Program to:
Determining Applicant Eligibility requirements:
“Who can participate?”
In the Fall of 2008, SCC offered students and faculty the opportunity to engage in the Honors Program. Four contracts were approved.
In 2009, in addition to Southwestern, five additional NC Community Colleges responded positively to the NCCCS survey regarding Honors Programs.
The Review Committee provides program oversight with regards to:
Benefits of the Honors Program at Southwestern Community College:
The proposal review process consists of the Review Committee feeling confident the applicants (student and faculty mentor) thoroughly explained all questions on the application.
SCC Honors Contract
Are you graduating this semester?
Granting Honors Credit /Transcript Notation
15 class calendar days to submit
Students who successfully complete the course in which an honors proposal was approved with a grade of “A” or “B” by semesters’ end earn honors credit. Credit is awarded based on the credit hour for the approved class.
Credit is awarded on the STNT mnemonic per positive outcome.
What the stats represent:
172 students and 194 approved contracts;
Honors contracts have been developed in 82 classes;
35% of approved contracts have been mentored by adjunct faculty;
63 instructors involved;
13 Honor Program graduates.
1) HP catalyst: ______________________________
2) Executive HP champion: _____________________
3) Existing committee:_______________________
4) First faculty mentor:_______________________
5) First MOU will be signed with: _________________
For information about The Honors Program, please contact:
Southwestern Community College, Sylva NC