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Having the opportunity to listen in on several Honors Committee Meetings at the University of Northern Iowa proved to be very thought provoking. The UNI Honors Committee had been discussing plans for a new honors program design when a question was asked, one that proved to be very important and needs serious consideration. "What type of student are we looking for?" What seemed to be a simple question with a simple answer gave rise to further questions and an issue which is the heart of any honors program. What characteristics will potential honors students possess? How will they be selected? What will their impact be on campus? What are these students looking for in education and in life? What can be learned from these students and the programs they demand?

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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J. F. Kimball


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