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Summer Institute: New Directors

 Export to Your Calendar 7/14/2019 to 7/16/2019
When: July 14-16, 2019
Where: Hyatt Place Lincoln/Downtown- Haymarket
600 Q Street
Lincoln, Nebraska  68508
United States
Contact: NCHC Office
(402) 472-9150


Online registration is available until: 6/14/2019
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Institute Size 25 Participants
NCHC Member Price $550 (does not include airfare/lodging)
NCHC Nonmember Price $1100 (does not include airfare/lodging)
Deadline to Register June 14, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institute Focus:

The NCHC New Directors Institute provides new honors directors and deans with best practices in curricular management and research, based on shared experiences from NCHC colleagues. Participants will take part in nuts-and-bolts sessions including:

• Developing your honors program
• Creating budgets and curricula
• Addressing staffing /administration issues in honors
• Identifying key resources and allies on campus

This immersive honors experience will prepare you to be successful in your new position as an honors administrator. Sessions include individual consultation as time permits.

 

Learning objectives/outcomes for the New Directors’ Institute

Participants will:

  • Articulate points of alignment between their own honors program’s/college’s mission and their broader institutional contexts
  • Identify challenges and develop strategies regarding administrative responsibilities, including budgeting, program management, and student and faculty recruitment
  • Assess their programs’/colleges’ existing curricular and co-curricular models, and formulate plans for strengthening their offerings
  • Create an action plan for their continued work

 

2019 NCHC Summer Institute: New Directors Agenda

 

Need to justify how you could benefit from attending this institute? Try downloading this letter to submit to your administration:

New Directors Institute Justification of Attendance

 


 

Facilitators

 

 Lynne Preston, Tarrant County College District

Lynn Preston is a professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Tarrant County College in the great state of Texas! She has 

been the director of the Cornerstone Honors Program on the NW campus since 2009. She is also the liaison for the multi-campus honors program having five campuses to the college. In 2012 the honors program was only on two of the five campuses and Lynn was instrumental in establishing the program on the other three campuses in the district. In 2010 she was on the committee to turn the honors program into an actual honors A.A. degree. Lynn has served on NCHC Board of Directors, co-chaired the NCHC Professional Development Committee, and is very active in GPHC. She has given a few seminars on starting an honors program/pedagogy for honors over the years and has facilitated New Directors Institute for several summers focusing on the two-year honors program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aron Reppmann, Trinity Christian College

Aron Reppmann is professor of philosophy at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. He was the founding director of TCC’s Honors Program. After directing that program for 13 years, from its initial launch through growth and change to its first thorough review, he stepped aside from directing honors to work on faculty development college-wide, in particular the formation of new faculty, a shift that coincided with his becoming co-director of NCHC’s signature program “Beginning in Honors.” He continues to teach in the Honors Program at Trinity, and his ongoing scholarly work in honors education is particularly oriented to the relationship between spirituality and vocation in honors students from a wide variety of social and religious backgrounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurie Smith Law, Iowa State University

Laurie Smith Law serves as the Administrative Director for the University Honors Program, working in conjunction with the Honors staff and Honors Student Board to provide members of the Honors Program with an enriched academic experience. Reporting units include the First-Year and University Honors Programs, Undergraduate Research, and Prestigious Fellowships and Awards.   

Laurie has a master degree in U.S. history, but started her career in student affairs as a hall director in an Honors learning community, before moving into academic affairs as the assistant director of university Honors College.  She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), and currently serves as the NCHC Secretary, and co-chaired the NCHC Professional Development Committee.  Laurie is the co-founder of the NCHC International Summer Institute for New Honors Director/Deans.  The institute is designed to support new directors navigate administration responsibilities on their campus.

  

 

 

 

 

 


 

Venue/Lodging:

We are so thrilled to welcome you to our home in Lincoln, Nebraska, and even happier to offer you a relaxing stay at one of the capital city's most distinguished hotels: Hyatt Place Lincoln/Downtown- Haymarket.

The negotiated rate of $119/night is available at this hotel. The negotiated rate will be available until June 14, 2019. NCHC will not be providing any additional lodging with a negotiated rate.

NCHC New Directors Institute Hotel Block
Arrival: 7/14/19
Departure: 7/17/19
Code: G-NCHC

 


 

Air Travel:

If you are not planning to rent a car, we recommend flying into the Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK) rather than Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA). Sometimes you can find less expensive flights into Omaha, but Lincoln is located approximately an hour from the Omaha airport, and finding adequate ground transportation between the cities can be a hassle. The Lincoln airport is less than 10 minutes from the hotel, so ultimately, flying into LNK could save you a lot of stress.

 


 

Refunds

All requests for refunds MUST be submitted in writing to the national office and RECEIVED no later than seven days in advance of the NCHC Faculty Institute.

  • Received prior to 7 days before Institute:          Full refund, less a $50 per person administrative fee
  • Received within 7 days before Institute:            No refunds granted


Questions? Contact the NCHC office at (402) 472-9150 or nchc@unl.edu.

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