Enrollment Management Institute

June 2018 :: Orlando, Florida

The inaugural Honors Enrollment Management Institute provides resources to honors deans, directors, and other administrative staff related to honors student recruitment, admissions, and orientation practices. Student recruitment and marketing, as well as philosophical and practical approaches to honors admissions and orientation, will be highlighted.

Learning objectives:

  • Develop a strategic enrollment management plan for your honors program / college
  • Identify strategies to recruit, admit, and yield a diverse student population
  • Recommend promising / best practices for honors enrollment management


Fundraising 101 Institute

June 25-27, 2018 :: Lincoln, Nebraska

With many deans, directors, and development officers tasked with external fundraising for their honors program or college, it is essential that we have a solid understanding of fundraising basics. In this new NCHC summer institute, faculty with significant experience in honors fundraising will provide an overview of development work, as well as facilitate hands-on sessions including:

  • Identifying potential giving opportunities
  • Matching passions to projects
  • Learning how to tell the honors story to a variety of audiences
  • Discussing how to develop an advisory council


New Directors Institute

July 2018 :: Location TBD
The NCHC New Directors Institute provides new honors directors and deans with best practices in curricular management and research, based on shared experiences from NCHC colleagues. Participants will take part in nuts-and-bolts sessions including:

  • Developing your honors program
  • Creating budgets and curricula
  • Addressing staffing /administration issues in honors
  • Identifying key resources and allies on campus.

This immersive honors experience will prepare you to be successful in your new position as an honors administrator. Sessions include individual consultation as time permits.

Program Reviewer Training

July 2018 :: Location TBD

Program reviewers fill a critical need in NCHC by providing members with a valuable service while gaining expert experience in honors on a national scale. This institute is also an excellent introduction to the process of program review; if you are preparing for a review, attend for an inside look at the process. (This workshop is required for candidates submitting an application to be an NCHC-recommended program reviewer.)


Best Practices in Honors Assessment

July 2018 :: Location TBD

This Institute will present best practices, methods, and uses related to assessing honors programs, from admissions and recruitment approaches, through curricular design and teaching methods, to thesis and graduation activities.


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Additional NCHC-Sponsored Institutes

3rd Annual Summer Honors Faculty Institute

June 4-6, 2018 :: Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Groningen, the Netherlands)
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2018

Grounded in honors pedagogy research, this intensive workshop is aimed at university or college professors, instructors, lecturers, and researchers who aspire to teach academically talented (honors) college students. The institute will equip its participants with knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to design and implement effective honors courses.

Click here to download the flyer for complete details!