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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 36

Title

Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College Records

Creator

Honors College, South Dakota State University

Dates

1983-2008

Extent

1.0 linear feet (1 records center box)

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College Records. UA 36. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Honors College provides highly motivated students with the opportunity to pursue the challenging and flexible honors course study as they simultaneously work toward a degree in any major. The collection is composed of mainly of material dealing with the organizing of the Honors College including are minutes, correspondence, notes, and proposals. Also included is material related to the Griffith Honors Forum Lecture, clippings, news releases, and other files related to the operation of the college.

Historical Note

The Honors College at South Dakota State University began in the fall of 1999. President Peggy Gordon Elliott wanted to change the then honors program into something more prestigious. She invited Harriet Swedlund and Bob Burns to investigate other honors programs at various colleges and universities, and then develop a program for SDSU.

The College was designed to reflect the characteristics of SDSU faculty and student body. It provides highly motivated students with the opportunity to pursue the challenging and flexible honors course study as they simultaneously work toward a degree in any major. The program represents South Dakota State University's further commitment to rewarding academic excellence, encouraging campus involvement, and developing academic enrichment programs for students.

Students enrolled in the Honors College have the chance to work in smaller class settings without having to sacrifice involvement with other students. It is an opportunity to pursue a more demanding curriculum while having an equal opportunity to share in the full benefits of university life. In turn, the presence of the Honors College students motivates all SDSU students and faculty to achieve at a higher level.

The mission of the South Dakota State University Honors College is supporting the highest quality academic and enrichment opportunities for motivated and academically suited undergraduate students. The Honors College features carefully designed, yet flexible, curricula and attention for enrichment experiences that instill a sense of pride in academic accomplishment, promote a high level of global awareness, support an understanding of cultural diversity, enhance communication skills and contribute to a lifetime commitment to serving community needs. The Honors College is dedicated to the operational principles of flexibility, accommodation, inclusiveness and revision to meet changing conditions.

Contents Note

This collection is composed of composed of mainly of material dealing with the organizing of the Honors College including are minutes, correspondence, notes, and proposals. Also included is material related to the Griffith Honors Forum Lecture, clippings, news releases, and other files related to the operation of the college.

An item of note is found in the Griffith Honors Forum Lecture folder. It is a copy of a lecture given by documentary film maker, Ken Burns, for the program in 2001.

Key Words

South Dakota State University -- Council of Mentors

South Dakota State University --Honors College

Container List

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Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College Records Container List. UA 36

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Approved and proposed Honors College courses2001
12Basic characteristics of a fully developed Honors Programundated
13Beginning thoughts by Bob Burnsundated
14Budget projections1990-1995
15Budget request2000
16Building on a tradition of excellence1999, undated
17Clippings1998, 2001-2002
18Contracting for honor creditundated
19Correspondence1998-2000
110Council of Mentors2001
111Course scheduling and cost estimates1999-2004
112Curriculum, faculty and student provisionsundated
113Directed study in Honors1999-2000
114Discussions with the University president1998
115Fact sheets and brochures1983, 2006 circa, undated
116Faculty and student handbook for the SDSU Honors College2000
117Griffith Honors Forum Lecture (flyers, programs, mailers, speeches)2001-2008
118Honors College student organization2000
119Honors colloquium2003
120Honors Program Committee (minutes)1983, 1987, 1997-1998
122Important deadlines and checklists for Honors Program participants1989
121Inauguration of Honors College1999
123Independent study proposals1998-2000
124Initiating a proposal for Lancy Scholarsundated
125Mission statement drafts1998-1999
126National Collegiate Honors Council1998-1999, 2002, 2007
127Nationally competitive scholarships2007
128News releases1998
129Other honors programs - Drake Universityundated
130Other honors programs - Iowa State University1994-1997
131Other honors programs - University of Minnesota1999-2000
132Planning ideas for honors programs1998
133Proposal1999
134Proposal - for Honors College1998-1999
135Proposal - Vice President for Academic Affairs guide1999
136Recognition reception (flyers, programs)2004, 2006, 2008
137Recommendations1998
138Requests for Honors course designation1998-2000
139Residential Life program request1999, undated
140Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program1998
141Status report2003, 2005
142Student opinion survey1998, undated
143Student orientation2006
144University Honors Committee (minutes, correspondence)1998-2000, 2002
145University Honors Program - Past and future (draft)1997
146Upper Midwest Honors Council2002-2003
147What is the Honors Program?undated

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt, 2008 October 16.