If you're attending the 2023 Annual Conference in Chicago, there are many ways to get involved as a signature program facilitator or conference volunteer! Consider submitting a proposal or lending your time and expertise to one of the following opportunities:
Directors & Faculty
- Poster Judge - NOW OPEN!
- Students in Honors (SIH) Facilitators - closes May 28
- NCHC Meeting Requests - close May 31
- Consultant Connect - closes June 30
If you are a faculty member, honors director, or dean attending the Chicago conference, please consider devoting 90 minutes of your time to serving as a judge for the student poster competition in one of the categories listed below. The Student Poster sessions are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 between 9am-10:30am and/or 1:00pm-2:30pm on Friday, November 10 at the NCHC conference in Chicago. Before committing to a particular session, presenters should check the time(s) of their own presentation(s) to make sure they are available for the student poster session period. Judges interact with students and submit ratings at the end of the session. There is also an option to provide anonymous written feedback, which will be returned to the presenter. Judges are asked to be available for the entire 90 minutes
We need judges in the following poster groupings at the following times:
Student Poster Session #1
Friday, November 10, 9:00-10:30am
1. Art & Visual Media
2. Arts & Humanities
4. Education & Pedagogy
5. Natural Sciences & Mathematics
6. Social Justice
Student Poster Session #2
Friday, November 10, 1:00pm-2:30pm
7. Business, Engineering, Computer Science
8. Environmental Sciences
9. Health Sciences
10. Social and Behavioral Sciences
Please contact Mike Sloane at email@example.com and indicate: a) your first and second category preference; b) your academic discipline and areas of expertise.
Thank you for participating!
NCHC is once again offering a Students in Honors (SIH) track as a part of the Annual Conference. A popular conference event, students will meet with honors faculty 1-on-1 to get feedback on a resume, CV, personal statement, elevator pitch (introduction) or how to talk about their honors journey with others.
These sessions will take place at NCHC23 during the Students in Honors (SIH) sessions, likely on Saturday November 11. The more volunteers we get to staff a 1-hour session, the better we can serve the students who attend our event in Chicago. Can you contribute your expertise for an hour during NCHC23?
Please complete the submission form below with your preferred area(s) to consult in. Applications will close Friday, May 28, and we will follow up with you over the summer with further details. Thank you for your participation!
Meeting proposals are open to all NCHC Committees, regional organizations, and/or special interest groups. If you are interested in reserving meeting space during the conference week, please submit meeting requests through the Ex Ordo proposal system. Select Meeting in the track, all formats. The title of the meeting should indicate the committee and/or special interest group requesting the meeting. The 200–300-word abstract should indicate the purpose/charge of the meeting. The authors should be the committee co-chairs and/or contact people for this meeting.
Deadline: May 31
A Consultant Center 2.0 Experience!
Always a conference favorite, arranging meetings with consultants gives attendees the opportunity to speak with experienced honors deans, directors, and advisors in an informal setting.
We are looking for volunteers to lend their expertise to the new NCHC23 Consultant Connect experience. Upgraded from previous versions of the Consultant Center, Consultant Connect will allow you to list your name in the conference mobile app and your Calendly link of available times to meet. Conference attendees will be able to book a time on your calendar, or you can make arrangements to meet at a time that’s convenient for you both, rather than a specific window in the conference schedule. Space will be set aside for as a designated meet-up spot for consulting appointments to take place.
If you are planning to attend the annual conference in Chicago and you enjoy meeting people on a one-on-one basis from a variety of institutions to sharing what you know about a particular topic, then this opportunity is for you!
The deadline to submit the form is June 30, 2023. Acceptances will be notified by July so that you may build your conference schedule and share your availability ASAP.
If you have any questions about serving in the Consultant Connect experience, please contact Tyrra Edwards, Director of Conference & Events at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your service to NCHC and your fellow conference attendees.
The NCHC: Engage Breakfast is a dynamic opportunity for NCHC members to get engaged in NCHC activities and communities, taking full advantage of all their membership offers.
Presenters will highlight their unique engagement opportunities at idea stations positioned throughout a large ballroom space, coinciding with an all-attendee breakfast. NCHC will provide one 6-ft. table and two chairs per idea station. Easels may be available upon request. Presenters may bring laptops or iPads to demonstrate information, but power connection will not be available. Other technology (LCD projectors, power strips) will not be allowed.
The goal of NCHC: Engage is to inform attendees about new and emerging options to take action and get involved in NCHC activities and groups. Creative displays and handouts are highly encouraged to draw attendees to your station. Materials can also be uploaded to the NCHC23 Mobile App.
All presenters must be representing an NCHC committee, subgroup, initiative, activity, or event.
Deadline: June 30, 2023
- Student Moderator - Closes October 2
- Arts Master Class Participant - Closes September 29
- Student Fishbowl - Closes October 15
NCHC23 will be filled with opportunities to learn, engage, share, and make meaningful connections. Students can make the most of their conference experience by volunteering as a session moderator! This is a great way to network and lead in our honors community. (Training will be provided.)
Student 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 #NCHC23, 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 Chicago.
If you are also a conference presenter: there is a section of the application to indicate the time/date of your scheduled presentation(s). Times for #NCHC23 presentations will be released soon; please wait until you find out your scheduled presentation time to complete your application.
Applications close Monday October 2, 2023!
Welcome to the NCHC23 Chicago Arts Master Classes!
Arts master classes are performance workshops and clinics that allow for individual or group creative presentations, coached or facilitated by experts in the discipline. This year we are offering master classes in drama, film, micro fiction, and music.
Applicants for the music master class must submit a recorded audition piece.
Audiovisual (AV) technology is available for arts master classes. All AV requests must be made at the time of proposal submission. Late AV requests cannot be accommodated.
DRAMA: The drama master class will be facilitated by Donna Clevinger (Mississippi State University). Questions should be directed to email@example.com.
FILM: The film master class will be facilitated by Michele Forman (University of Alabama Birmingham). Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MICROFICTION - New this year! The microfiction master class will be facilitated by Jennifer Cognard-Black (St. Mary’s College of Maryland). [We all know what short fiction is—but what is a microfiction? At its most basic, a microfiction is a story told in 280 words or less. Yet this form must also catch a reader’s breath, offering compelling characters, a central problem, efficient plots, and resonant endings. As the well-known microfictionist Jerome Stern has asked, “What can be done on a single typed page in this oldest of ways of telling? What bright shapes can it contain?"] Questions should be directed to email@example.com.
MUSIC: The music master class will be facilitated by Galit Gertsenzon (Ball State University), Bernardo Scarambone (Eastern Kentucky University), Larry Smith (Missouri Baptist University), and Rebecca Sorley (University of Indianapolis). Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evaluation of applicants will begin on May 26, 2023, with participants being selected on a rolling basis through August 31, 2023. The earlier you apply, the greater your chance of acceptance and the more time you will have to arrange funding and transportation for the conference. Successful application by July 1, 2023, will ensure inclusion in the prepared conference materials.
General questions regarding the NCHC23 Arts master classes should be directed to Steven Edwards at email@example.com or (504) 234-4457.
Steven Edwards (Delgado Community College)
Coordinator, NCHC23 Arts Master Classes
Dear honors friends,
I am Jim Ford, and I am Co-Chair (with Aaron Stoller) of the Teaching & Learning Committee. Every year we sponsor the Student Fishbowl, a signature NCHC event in which a group of students from different honors programs and colleges have an honest conversation about their experiences in honors—what they love, and what they don’t. It’s time for us to recruit students for the Fishbowl. I want to find a diverse group of eight outstanding honors students to participate.
The Fishbowl is an NCHC tradition and one of my favorite sessions at the conference. A group of students sit in a circle in the center of the room, facing each other, with a larger group of faculty, staff and other students seated around them. The student “fish” have a conversation with each other about honors, answering a series of questions about their own honors experience—what they love about honors, and what they might change. It’s a fascinating conversation, and one that new honors directors are often encouraged to attend.
I ask you to recommend one student for the panel. These should be students that are definitely attending the conference, and that you believe would present an interesting perspective on honors. Please send me a name and email address for any potential students by October 15 so that we can begin assembling the group. I hope to get a balance of majors, backgrounds, kinds of programs/colleges represented, etc. We will email the students selected to let them know you have recommended them, ask them if they are willing, and let them know everything they need to know. The Fishbowl itself will be on Friday, November 10th at 11am.
We would love to have one of your students in the Fishbowl this year. Either way I hope you will join us in Chicago, and at the Fishbowl. Thanks for your help.