If you're attending the 2018 Conference, there are many ways to get involved. Consider lending your expertise to one of the following opportunities:


Student Moderator

Call for Student Moderators

Student Moderators are a very important part of the NCHC Annual Conference! Moderators are assigned to conference sessions upon review of a student’s application to participate. Responsibilities of Student Moderators include—but are not limited to—the following:

  • Arriving early to assigned General Session room
  • Ensuring presentation room is set up correctly
  • Introducing session presenters
  • Keeping track of time for each presentation
  • Reminding presenters of time frames
  • Encouraging and facilitating discussions following each presentation

  • If you are interested in serving as a Student Moderator at #NCHC18, please fill out an application below. Before you fill out the application, please reach out to your honors director, and verify that your institution will be paying for your conference registration, as well as your travel/lodging in Boston.

    If you are a conference presenter, there is a section of the application to indicate the time/date of your scheduled presentation(s).

    Applications close Thursday, October 4, 2018!

    2018 Student Moderator Application

    Master Class Participant

    Submit Your Master Class Proposal Here

    For Drama, Film, Music & Poetry
    Master Class submissions will be accepted through Fall 2018, until full.

    Master classes are performance classes in drama, music, poetry, and film and allow for individual or group creative presentations. In all areas, submissions that emphasize the conference theme will be given priority for acceptance. The culminating master class showcase will feature selected presentations from each master class. Applicants for the music master class must submit a recorded audition piece. Applicants for the poetry master class must submit samples of poetry.

    • Drama (Depending on the enrollment, drama students may give monologues or small group scenes.) – The drama master class will be facilitated by Donna Clevinger. Questions should be directed to dclevinger@honors.msstate.edu.
    • Poetry (3 poems required. Poetry participants will have the opportunity to present and to discuss their work.) – The poetry master class will be facilitated by Tricia Baar, College of the Ozarks. Questions should be directed to tbaar@coto.edu.
    • Music (Soloists (instrumental and vocal) and small instrumental ensembles (trios and quartets) are encouraged to apply.) The music master class will be facilitated by Donzell Lee. Questions should be directed to dlee@alcorn.edu.
    • Film – the film master class will be facilitated by Michele Forman, Director of the Media Studies Program at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Questions should be directed to mforman@uab.edu.

    General questions regarding the Master Classes should be directed to Brent Register at register@clarion.edu or 814-393-2473.

    Audio Visual (AV) is available for Master Classes. All requests must be made at the time of proposal submission. No AV requests made after this submission will be allowed.

    Directors & Faculty

    Poster Judge

    Call for Judges: NCHC 2018 Student Poster Competition

    If you are a faculty member, honors director, or dean attending the Boston conference please consider devoting two hours of your time to serving as a judge for the student poster competition in one of the categories listed below. The Student Poster session is the main mechanism through which students participate in our annual conference and judging posters is a wonderful way in which to interact with students and give them feedback. Please contact Mike Sloane at sloane@uab.edu providing him with your areas of expertise and judging category preferences (see below)

    Judges must be available to review posters and talk with about 8-12 student presenters during one of the two-hour sessions on Friday, November 9th at the NCHC conference in Boston. Exact judging times will depend on your discipline and are indicated below. Judges interact with students and submit ratings and some written feedback which the presenters will receive back.

    We need judges in the following poster groupings at the following times:

    Friday November 9, 8:30am-10:30am

    1. Arts & Visual Media
    2. Arts & Humanities
    3. Diversity
    4. Education & Pedagogy
    5. Social Justice

    Friday November 9, 11:30am-1:30pm

    6. Health Sciences
    7. Social & Behavioral Sciences

    Friday November 9, 2:30pm-4:30pm

    8. Business, Engineering, & Computer Science
    9. Environmental Sciences
    10. Natural Sciences & Mathematics

    Please contact Mike Sloane at sloane@uab.edu and indicate: a) your first and second category preference; b) your academic discipline and areas of expertise.

    For more information, email Mike Sloane at sloane@uab.edu.

    Questions? Contact NCHC at

    nchc@unl.edu or 402-472-9150.

    Conference Mentor

    Details Coming Soon!

    Consultants Center (closed)

    One of the conference's signature features, the Consultants Center will be scheduled at various times on Friday and Saturday of the conference. Our attendees appreciate veteran honors directors, faculty, and advisors who share their expertise with conference attendees. We hope that you will volunteer to serve in the Consultants Center. If you are interested, please complete the form.

    Deadline: April 20, 2018

    If you have any questions about serving in the Consultants Center, please feel free to contact me at lfurry@hccfl.edu.

    Thank you for your service to NCHC and your fellow conference attendees!

    Lauren Furry
    Honors Coordinator, Hillsborough Community College

    Developing in Honors Facilitator (closed)

    There are four ways to get involved in DIH at #NCHC18:

    1) Volunteer to serve as a facilitator during one of the Morning Workshops (we will need 80 total facilitators). We will provide you with the discussion guidelines ahead of time and you will be listed on the conference program.

    2) Suggest a topic for the afternoon discussion groups

    3) Nominate yourself to lead a discussion during the Afternoon Discussion Groups. We will ask you to write a short paragraph to give us a sense of your background on the topic.

    4) Attend DIH!

    Please use this survey to let us know how you would like to participate. We need your responses by April 27, 2018.

    DIH Facilitator & Topic Survey

    Students in Honors (SIH) Consultant (closed)

    At the past few NCHC conferences, Students in Honors (SIH) has offered a strand of Thursday sessions for student attendees. This year at NCHC18, SIH will offer four one-hour “consulting” sessions to help students practice interview skills and receive one-on-one feedback on application letters and resumes from experienced honors faculty and staff.

    We’re looking for many volunteer consultants to serve in one (or more) of the following sessions on Thursday, November 8th:

    • Session 1, 1:00-2:00pm: Feedback on Resume / Curriculum Vitae
    • Session 2, 2:00-3:00pm: Introducing Yourself / Making Elevator Pitches
    • Session 3, 3:00-4:00pm: Mock Interviews with Instant Feedback
    • Session 4, 4:00-5:00pm: Talking Effectively about You, Your Major, & Honors

    If you can join this new effort, please complete the following form by Friday, June 1st:

    Students in Honors Consultant Application

    Please write with questions to organizers Jeff Vahlbusch at Appalachian State (vahlbuschjb@appstate.edu), Christina McIntyre at Virgina Tech (cmcintyre@vt.edu), or Melissa Johnson at the University of Florida (mjohnson@honors.ufl.edu).