BHAP – Best Honors Administrative Practices sessions are designed to allow participants with all levels of honors experience to focus on a number of key administrative issues facing honors programs and honors colleges.
BIH – Beginning in Honors is a workshop designed for new honors directors and deans, or those leading or creating new honors programs and colleges. The workshops are conducted in small groups, focused upon specific institutional types – large universities; medium-sized institutions; small public, private, and faith-based colleges; and two-year schools. Each group is led by two experienced honors leaders. Discussions focus upon honors basics, such as budget, student and faculty recruitment, facilities, and more. Sessions respond to the specific concerns and queries brought by the participants.
CAT- One of the signature programs of NCHC’s annual conference, City as Text™ is an opportunity to utilize site-based experiential inquiry to formulate an understanding of places and issues. City as Text™ institutes are designed for honors and non‐honors faculty and administrators who wish to incorporate interdisciplinary and field‐based elements into their courses and programs. Alumni CAT Institutes have used CAT pedagogy in disciplines ranging from the arts and social sciences to math and science. Ideal as integrative learning modalities, these experiential strategies include reflective practices and writing assignments that can be adapted for use in student orientations, campus assessments, and professional development workshops. Identifying and transferring principles of integrative experiential learning are important goals of this Institute.
DIH - Developing in Honors is a nuts-and-bolts workshop for experienced honors administrators, faculty, and professional staff (defined as having at least one year experience in their current honors positions by the time of the 2011 Phoenix Conference). Those attending the Beginning in Honors (BIH) workshop on Wednesday are invited to attend as well. DIH includes a general opening session, two rounds of morning breakout sessions, and extended discussion sessions in the afternoon. DIH sessions generate conversations and are not intended to be formal paper presentations. Information regarding DIH sessions is available here on the conference website.
SIH - Students in Honors is an orientation to the NCHC conference, NCHC opportunities, and the conference city. Facilitated by the Student Concerns Committee. Open to students.