Publications of the Honors College at Marshall University



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The author outlines a vision for enhancing the honors college experience at Marshall University, focusing on initiatives that benefit all students while aligning with principles of academic excellence and leadership development. The manuscript details initiatives that emphasize creative and critical inquiry, which supports the cultivation of well-rounded, innovative thinkers prepared for complex societal roles. Strategic enrollment management is highlighted as a key to attracting a diverse cohort of high-achieving students, enriching the academic and social environment for all. The author advocates for pedagogical strategies that encourage active learning and community engagement, preparing students to lead with integrity in a global society. These initiatives, presented with an understanding of the broader societal context, aim to strengthen the honors college by fostering an community of scholars dedicated to achieving excellence through honorable action and lifelong learning. This approach not only elevates the honors education model but also ensures it contributes positively to the university's mission and the greater good, embodying values of merit, character, and leadership that resonate across the academic spectrum.

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Marshall University


Huntington, WV


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

Inclusive Excellence in Honors Education