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University Honors Program Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA 5095

Scope and Contents

The University Honors Program Records contain departmental, correspondence, course and Honors Council files, dating 1981-2002. These files range widely in material type, including newsletters, memos, photographs, annual reports, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, evaluations, textbook requests, programs, pamphlets and other letters. The Honors Council files pertain to three organizations: Southern Regional Honors Council, the National Collegiate Honors Council, and the North Carolina Honors Association Conference.

Dates

  • 1987-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1993 - 1997

Creator

Historical Note

Appalachian State University has offered team-taught honors courses that fulfill core curriculum/general education requirements for over 35 years. In the late 1960s, several departments hired new faculty members with innovative ideas regarding student learning. Some of these new faculty members began advocating for an honors program, which they had experienced at previous academic institutions, among them Dr. Tom McGowan and Dr. Tom McLaughlin in the English department. The honors program began under the leadership of Dr. O. Kenneth Webb in the General College before later moving to Academic Affairs in the late 1980s. In 2008, Honors moved to the newly formed University College. In the late 1970s, the Honors Program began administering the Chancellor's Scholarship. It became the University's only full academic scholarship during the 2007-2008 academic year. The University Honors Program was renamed the Heltzer Honors Program in 2004 to acknowledge a generous bequest from Harry and Jerri Heltzer of Lenoir, North Carolina.

Extent

6.01 Linear Feet (11 boxes, 2 half-sized manuscript boxes, 1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The University Honors Program at Appalachian State University began with courses in the 1960s and was named for Harry and Jerri Heltzer in 2004. It is currently located in University College. The University Honors Program Records contain departmental, correspondence, course and Honors Council files, dating 1981-2002.
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Grant Maher
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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