CFP: Excellence, Innovation and Ingenuity in Honors Education (

deadline for submissions: 
June 24, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
The Honors College, Oakland University
contact email: 

Excellence, Innovation and Ingenuity in Honors Education (2018)

Call for chapter proposals (contracted book).

Many Honors Colleges in the US are seeking to be innovative, are seeking to map honors education onto the 21st Century. Not all truly succeed. Perhaps it is a failure of vision, perhaps a failure of leadership, or perhaps it is that true innovation means a rare combination of national and global understanding and experience, combined with wider experiences in many fields of human endeavor that make up a true honors experience. A new project will assist in exploring the possibilities for honors education!

Excellence, Innovation and Ingenuity in Honors Education (CSP, 2019)

Call for chapter proposals (contracted book)

How can innovation be embedded in college education to create positive change-makers?

How can we build upon for the wider world in Honors where the education involves a proven "approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. It provides students with broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g. science, culture, and society) as well as in-depth study in a specific area of interest" (AACU)?

Are we doing enough to equip future entrepreneurs to ideate, create and innovate?

Are there examples of companies using creative solutions to encourage leaders to innovate?

Honors College's support high performing students. What role can such students play in the businesses and economies of today and tomorrow?

Can we better develop educational excellence for a Connected World?

Beyond well-known practices such as internships, how can Honors Colleges/Programs and businesses collaborate to best impact and greater effect?

What models might we explore for educational partnerships, project partnerships?

What role can communities have, or be empowered to have in creating hubs of educational and entrepreneurial ingenuity?

What are some case studies, individual examples of innovation and ingenuity?

Excellence, Innovation and Ingenuity in Honors Education will highlight how honors education can contribute positively to communities, businesses, our pool of knowledge, individual and social aspiration, creativity and invention and, indeed, much more!

Proposals (c. 200 words) can be sent to me at gharper@oakland.edu

Proposal Deadline: Sunday June 24 2018

Deadline for completion of chapters will be in late summer 2018, with the book will go to press at the end of 2018.