Date(s) - Wednesday May 17
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Scharbauer Hall, Debate Chamber

Join us for a morning of interactive, thought-provoking sessions from two international honors teacher-scholars:

9:30-10:30 a.m. Honors Today: Keys to Successful Honors Teaching & Learning

This workshop session, underpinned by learning theories and active-learning strategies, is an interactive opportunity to address the uniqueness of honors teaching and learning philosophy. The session will provide its participants with strategies for implementing the how of honors and an understanding of why honors education is worth spreading to all of our educational endeavors.

Dr. John ZubizarretaDr. John Zubizarreta, (, is a Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program at Columbia College in South Carolina. He is a former National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) President and NCHC Fellow, Carnegie Foundation/CASE U.S. Professor of the Year, as well as a co-chair of the NCHC Teaching & Learning Committee.

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Honors College Lobby Reception

11 a.m. – 12 noon: Future of Honors: Sleepwalking, Limits of Money, & Competitive Moral Pluralism

This interactive session examines the future of honors education through the lens of societal challenges we face today, provides inspirational examples of honors education from around the world, incorporates research-based strategies, and poses important questions to examine.

Marca WolfensbergerDr. Marca Wolfensberger, (, is heading the “Talent Development in Higher Education and Society” research group at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands & is the Honors Director at the Geoscience Faculty, Utrecht University, recognized internationally for her honors research, teaching and advising on honors education. She is a National Collegiate Honors Council Fellow and European Honors Council Founding Member as well as President.

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