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Phi Theta Kappa - Honors in Action: 2016: Welcome

How the World Works: Global Perspectives - Goals and Outcomes

Honors in Action participants will:

  • create awareness of the importance of seeking out multiple perspectives augment understanding and of a real-world, complex, interdisciplinary topic and improve decision making.
  • demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills to draw research conclusions.
  • initiate real-world problem-solving by developing an in-depth, action-oriented solution to make a difference for a challenge related to the Honors Study Topic.
  • plan and set goals for each step of the process that lead to informed action.
  • foster leadership skills through intentional and purposeful leadership development efforts.
  • develop capacities to lead, manage and motivate self and others; to overcome obstacles, to perform in complicated environments and to accomplish goals.
  • collaborate and create effective teams to enhance impact, and
  • cultivate reflective skills and aptitudes to assess progress, adjust to circumstances, and measure results quantitatively and qualitatively.

How the World Works: Global Perspectives: Honors Program Guide. MS: Phi Theta Kappa, 2016, 2017. Print.

Academic Rigor of Research Goals and Outcomes

Honors in Action participants will:

  • use Honors Program Guide and Libguide to explore and choose a theme.
  • access eight or more academic publications and/or expert sources that are wide-ranging and include different points of view on the selected theme.
  • use resources compiled to identify an action plan addressing a college or community need.
  • carefully weigh and consider research findings to implement a project.
  • use the words and ideas of others in an ethical manner.
Use at least eight wide-ranging academic publications and/or expert sources that include different points of view on the chapter’s selected theme of the Honors Study Topic. • Development of critical thinking skills for project participants. • Choose research that provides substantial material to consider when determining a project to implement. - See more at: https://www.ptk.org/news/submitting-a-winning-hallmark-awards-entry#sthash.Oic7XXax.dpuf