2012 NCHC National Conference
November 13-18, 2012
The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) is an international organization for Honors education. The Council supports the development of undergraduate Honors programs and colleges by outlining the basic characteristics of a developed Honors program, publishing the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council and Honors in Practice, and organizing a national meeting each year.
The NCHC annual meeting, usually held in late October or early November, is attended by nearly 2,000 administrators, faculty, staff, and students involved in undergraduate Honors programs and colleges. Conference offerings include distinguished speakers, presentations of student research and fine arts, and administrative meetings. In other words, the conference offers a wide range of formats for the sharing of information, both specific to Honors and to academic development in general.
The NCHC conference is held each year in a major U.S. city, which in itself offers a wide range of experiences for meeting attendees. For the past several years, the Honors Program at Marist College has been represented at the NCHC national conference by students and faculty. Each year, a number of Marist students travel to the NCHC conference to present papers and participate in workshops. A partial list of abstracts from past research papers can be found here.
The 47th National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference was held in the exciting city of Boston, MA. This year, three students attended the conference. Two presented research papers, and participated in a poetry master class.
If you have been working on an exciting project and think you might be interested in submitting a proposal, please contact the Honors Director for approval. The deadline for proposal submission for next year's conference is March 2013. Upcoming conferences will be held:
2013: New Orleans, LA, November 6-10, 2013
2014: Denver, CO, November 5-9, 2014
2015: Chicago, IL, November 11-15, 2015
While most sessions at the conference are traditional panel-style presentations, there are also a number of other presentation formats that might not only be less intimidating to a first-time presenter, but also possibly more appropriate for your presentation subject matter. The options include Poster Sessions, Master Classes, and Student Interdisciplinary Research Panels.