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Bill 11-A-14 Jane Stephens Honors Program Policy (Approved)

FACULTY SENATESOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE BILL 11-A-14

Approved by the Faculty Senate
April 6, 2011

REVISING THE JANE STEPHENS HONORS PROGRAM POLICIES

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: the section of the Faculty Handbook entitled, "Jane Stephens Honors Program Policy" be amended by making the following changes, only upon approval of the companion procedures in Bill 11-A-15. Until such time as both bills are agreed to, existing policy and procedures shall remain in effect:

Jane Stephens Honors Program

Policy: Philosophy, Purposes, and Goals

By offering educational opportunities tailored to the special needs, aspirations, and motivations of students whose intellectual and creative abilities are outstanding, the Jane Stephens Honors Program underscores Southeast Missouri State University's commitment to quality and excellence in matters of knowledge, creativity, and leadership. The goals of the Stephens Honors Program reflect this basic commitment. These goals are:

1.To encourage an intellectual orientation by providing a model of academic endeavor which emphasizes analytical thought, insight into the methodologies of different disciplines, and cross-disciplinary synthesis.

2.To address the special needs of outstanding students by providing a center of identity for formulating personal goals, developing self-esteem, and increasing the desire for self-directed learning.

3.To contribute to the general advancement of learning by encouraging the active pursuit of academic goals, as exemplified by research, scholarly activity, and creative endeavor.

Approved by the Faculty Senate
date: April 6, 2011

Approved by the President
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