A descriptive analysis on the impact of the Honors Program as perceived by participating honors students at Tennessee State University

Peggy Patterson Enochs, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of this descriptive study was to provide a current demographic and pertinent informational analysis of the students in the Honors Program at Tennessee State University, and to identify current students' perceptions of their experiences in the Honors Program at Tennessee State University. Student perceptions were analyzed in terms of intellectual development, personal and social development, future aspirations, satisfaction level with Honors Program services and the influence of the Honors culture. The impact of the visible Honors culture was categorized according to rites and ceremonies, traditions, stories, rituals and symbols. Also, limited anecdotal information was provided to illustrate response to the visible culture. ^ Four hundred thirty-two current students provided essential data on the Honors Program Student Survey, which consisted of 34 items. Six research questions were analyzed through the use of descriptive statistics along with one and two sample chi-square statistical procedures. The findings showed that Tennessee State University Honors students were mostly satisfied with the present arrangement of the Honors Program services. ^ Supporting reasons for program evaluation, features of a honors program, honors program design, characteristics of honors students and an institutional profile of Tennessee State University and the Honors Program were also discussed. Extensive information was provided on the culture of the Honors Program at Tennessee State University which is ranked among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. ^

Subject Area

Education, Administration|Education, Curriculum and Instruction|Education, Higher

Recommended Citation

Peggy Patterson Enochs, "A descriptive analysis on the impact of the Honors Program as perceived by participating honors students at Tennessee State University" (2001). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3007562.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3007562

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