We understand that COVID-19 may raise concerns regarding travel and event attendance. At this time, NCHC has canceled all in-person summer trainings. More information can be found here.

Honors Assessment Institute

The NCHC Honors Assessment institute consists of four parts: an overview of the basic principles of assessment, developing and evaluating strategic plans, using the NCHC Program Review instrument, and conducting an NCHC Program Review (one step in NCHC's Program Reviewer training process). Facilitators from several types of schools will lead this institute, and will each address different scenarios for each segment—applications for a two-year vs. four-year institution, honors program vs. honors college, etc. Come prepared for hands-on work—mostly application and activity rather than lecture.



New Directors Institute

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.



Admissions & Recruitment Institute

Among NCHC's Basic Characteristics of a Fully Developed Honors Program or College is "a clearly articulated set of admission criteria [that] identifies the targeted student population served by the honors program." This institute will cover topics from developing to assessing/evaluating recruitment and admissions strategies for both two‐year and four‐year honors programs.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Develop an honors recruitment and admissions strategy
  • Develop a marketing and communication strategy
  • How to implement, assess, and evaluate an honors recruitment and admissions strategy



Honors and Mental Wellness

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