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This manuscript investigates the integration of values and practices of inclusive excellence in honors education. It discusses the evolution of honors education, highlighting the shift from traditional selectivity to inclusivity. The author critiques the elitism in honors programs and proposes strategies for inclusivity, emphasizing holistic admissions and diverse student engagement.Key approaches include broadening admissions criteria beyond standardized tests, integrating transfer students, and ensuring retention through supportive initiatives. The author argues for aligning honors education with institutional missions of equity, positioning honors programs as exemplars of inclusive excellence. Finally, the author advocates for reimagining honors education to reflect diverse global societies, suggesting a paradigm shift towards accessible, equitable honors programs that focus on promoting honorable action.
Honors Education, Honors College, Strategic Planning, Inclusive Excellence
Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Leadership | Higher Education | Higher Education Administration | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Hoey, B. A. (2023). Inclusive excellence in honors education. Manuscripts of the Honors College at Marshall University. Marshall Digital Scholar. Retrieved from https://mds.marshall.edu/honorspublications/2/