Millersville University, Faculty Senate

University Honors Program Committee

1999-00 Annual Report

Submitted 5/2/00 by Marjorie Warmkessel, Chairperson


99-00 Members Representing Term expires
Marjorie Warmkessel, LIBR (Chair) 2001
Steven Miller/Director UHP UHP (ex officio)
Linda McDowell, EDFN Education 2001
Lucinda Ridley, SPED Education 2001
Anita Renfroe, MUSI Humanities 2001
Darla Williams, COMM Humanities 2002
Scott Anderson, LIBR Non-School Faculty 2001
Joseph Galante, BUAD Social Sciences 2002
Richard Glenn, PSCI Social Sciences 2002
James Cosentino, BIOL Science & Math 2001
Ronald Umble, MATH Science & Math 2002
Jaime Kurtz UHP Students 2000
Meghan McCann Student Senate 2000

Meetings:
The committee met 9 times this academic year; average attendance = 8 members

Motions forwarded to Senate:
None.

Other deliberations/actions:

Held series of open discussion sessions on the topic of implementing an Honors College.

Reviewed report of consultant Dr. William Mech, Dean of the Honors College at Florida Atlantic University.

Submitted proposal to establish honors college and a vision statement for the honors college to the Provost. These documents were shared with Faculty Senate, with Deans' Council, and with PAC.

Reviewed applications and selected two students to participate in the 2000 SSHE Summer Honors Program, sponsored by Edinboro University and including travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, covering issues of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Selected students to be recognized as outstanding Sophomore/Junior Honors Student at the annual University Honors Program Banquet held April 27, 2000.

Approved granting of research funds to five students who had applied for Summer Student Research grants. Revised application form for summer research stipends.

Dr. Richard Glenn was elected by Faculty Senate to serve as the next Chair of the University Honors Program Committee.

Matters currently in committee:

The committee has begun discussing various issues relating to the transition from Honors Program to Honors College.

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