About the Institute

The NCHC Honors Program & Curriculum Assessment Institute will begin on Thursday, July 10 and continue through 4 PM on Saturday, July 12 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Chicago O'Hare, 5460 North River Road, Rosemont. The institute is sponsored by NCHC's Assessment & Evaluation Committee.

Who should attend the NCHC Honors Program and Curriculum Assessment Institute?

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, July 9 - Travel Day to Chicago

Thursday, July 10 - The Institute begins at 9:00 AM

Friday, July 11 - The Institute reconvenes at 9:00 AM Saturday, July 12 - The Institute reconvenes at 9:00 AM

Pre-Institute Preparation

Before the Institute, each participant will be asked to prepare a brief “self study” that describes the current state of their college or program’s assessment practices.



This institute will take place in the hub city of Chicago. This multi-cultural city is the third largest in the United States and covers aproximately 237 square miles.


DoubleTree by Hilton
Hotel, Chicago O’Hare

The home base for participants while in Chicago will be the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Chicago O’Hare. For details and to book a room, visit their website at http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/C/CHIDTDT-NCH-20140707/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle every 30 minutes and is within walking distance of the new MB Financial Entertainment District and Chicago Designer outlet mall.

Attendees will pay for their own hotel room which is $129 per night plus 13% tax.  Full buffet breakfast is included. Reservations must be made by June 18.

Registration Fee

Registration and payment must be postmarked by May 15, 2014. All registration fees include a non-refundable $50 administrative fee.


Greg Lanier
Michelle Hawley,
California State University

Michelle Hawley is founding Director of the Honors College at California State University Los Angeles and a Professor of English. An active member of NCHC and the CSU Honors Consortium, she has made presentations on topics including outcomes assessment, service learning, and faculty development in honors.

Greg Lanier
Greg Lanier,
University of West Florida
Greg Lanier, University of West Florida, is a former President of the National Collegiate Honors Council, the current co-chair of the NCHC Assessment and Evaluation Committee, an NCHC-recommended Site Visitor, and a widely traveled and experienced consultant on honors program and college evaluation and assessment.  A long-time honors program director, he has also been very active in honors leadership roles at the state and regional levels.