What is the PASSHE Honors Development Conference?
During the Spring Semester of 2012, the Lock Haven University Global Honors Program will host the first PASSHE Honors Development Conference (or PAHDC, for short) on the LHU campus. Our goal for this conference is to bring together honors students and directors/deans from across the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in order to share ideas, discuss our programs, and facilitate better collaboration and networking throughout our honors system. We hope that the PaHDC will continue to grow for years to come and become a staple for all 14 PASSHE schools to look forward to each year.
The conference itself will emulate the model of the Northeast Regional Honors Conference but on a smaller scale. It will be a one-day gathering and sharing of research related to all aspects of Honors nuts and bolts. In our morning session, students will engage in a student mixer where they will participate in various icebreakers to get to know one another. These are also great activities that can be implemented for students within your own program or college. Meanwhile, faculty will participate in a get-together followed by two faculty ‘Developing in Honors’ presentations. Then, students will hear a Keynote Speaker on the topic of "The Value of an Honors Education". Following lunch and a brief tour of campus, all attendees will come together to hear student presentations. There will be four student presentations sessions, each lasting 25 minutes, and attendees have the option to pick and choose which sessions interest them the most. As this is an Honors Development Conference, presentations dealing with honors experiences will be given priority. However, we welcome submissions from any area of study.
More information about Registration and Student Presentations can be found on those respective pages. You can find navigation to these individual pages on the top left of this page.