The 2019 NCHA Conference
October 4 – 5, 2019
Hosted by NC State University
“HONORS: LEADING THE PACK IN
INQUIRY, DISCOVERY AND CREATIVITY”

(NCHA President: Carolyn Veale, 2019-20)

An honors education can mean many different things – this meaning and the mission varies across institutions. An honors education is an education of inquiry, discovery and creativity. Honors programs bring diverse schools of thought into undergraduate education. Our students and faculty engage in the broader and deeper discussions and critically engage meaningful problems in the world. We encourage students to take ownership of their educational experience by developing the habits of mind necessary to identify problems, explore issues, and debate ideas in an interdisciplinary fashion. Honors programs encourage students to challenge themselves on an intellectual, personal and social level.

This year’s theme is “Honors: Leading the Pack in Inquiry, Discovery and Creativity.” What does it mean to inquire, to discover and to create? How does an honors education facilitate inquiry, discovery and creativity? How are we leading these initiatives on our campus as it relates to academics and undergraduate research? Are we asking the big questions? Are we leading the debates? What are we discovering? What are we creating? How are we the leaders in inquiry, discovery and creativity on our campuses? We invite presentations, discussions and projects that respond to these questions. Presentations may be in the form of posters or 20-minute talks/presentations/panels.

PROPOSALS: Proposals should be fewer than 250 words and submitted via the provided link. Proposals are due by September 12, 2019, 11:59 pm. Acceptances will be communicated on September 18, 2019.
SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE

REGISTRATION: Registration fee is $60 per person if registered on or before September 16, 2019. $65 after September 16, 2019.
REGISTER HERE

(We are currently working on getting the credit card system up and running. We will inform you when the system is ready to process payments. Please make checks and money orders payable to NC State UHSP NCHA Conference. Payments can be mailed to NC State University Honors Program, Attention: NCHA Conference, 219 Clark Hall, Campus Box 8610, Raleigh, NC 27695-8610.)


The keynote address is "Inquiry, Discovery & Creativity – Gateways to Learning" by Dr. Lee Stiff, Professor of Mathematics Education and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs for the College of Education at NC State University. Dr. Stiff has taught courses in mathematics and mathematics education, including uses of technology in teaching mathematics, and mathematics education of African-American children. Dr. Stiff’s research and other professional activities have focused on teaching strategies and problem solving and uses of instructional technologies in mathematics teaching. His research methodologies include experimental design, surveys and interviews, and classroom-based investigations.


    HOTEL BLOCK WILL OPEN UP ON AUGUST 19, 2019.
  • - There is a block of rooms reserved until September 16, 2019 at the StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection by Marriott on the Centennial Campus of NC State University: 2451 Alumni Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606. The telephone number is 919-743-0055.
  • - The rate is $117 and is subject to applicable state and local taxes currently 13.25% in effect at the time of check in.

If you have trouble with proposal submission, registration and any conference related matter please contact Carolyn Veale at cpveale@ncsu.edu or 919-513-4077.


Tentative Schedule

Friday, October 4, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Hotel Check-In and Registration at the StateView Hotel
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm, Registration at Talley Student Union (Main Campus)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Banquet and Keynote Address at Talley Student Union
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Social Event for Students (StateView Hotel)

Saturday, October 5, 2019
8:00 am – 8:45 am, Registration & Breakfast (StateView Hotel)
9:00 am – 10:00 am, Concurrent Session I and Poster Session (StateView Hotel)
10:05 am – 11:05 am, Concurrent Session II and Poster Session (StateView Hotel)
11:10 am – 12:10 pm, Concurrent Session III (StateView Hotel)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm, Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Business Meeting (Faculty and Professional Staff at StateView)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Student Activity (Hunt Library)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Awards and Closing Ceremony (StateView)
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Howling Cow Ice Cream Send Off (StateView)

Lodging Information Forthcoming


Past Conferences

Past conferences are in PDF format that require the Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe web site here - https://get.adobe.com/reader/ 2017: UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
          (NCHA President: Cherese Childres-McKee, 2017-18)

Past conferences are in PDF format that require the Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe web site here - https://get.adobe.com/reader/ 2016: UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
          (NCHA President: Angela Bolte, 2016-17)

Past conferences are in PDF format that require the Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe web site here - https://get.adobe.com/reader/ 2015: UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC
          (NCHA President: Patrick Bahls, 2015-16)

Past conferences are in PDF format that require the Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe web site here - https://get.adobe.com/reader/ 2014: The University of Mount Olive, Mt. Olive, NC
          (NCHA President: Norman Crumpacker, 2014-15)

Past conferences are in PDF format that require the Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe web site here - https://get.adobe.com/reader/ 2013: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
          (NCHA President: Leslie Sargent Jones, 2013-14)

Past conferences are in PDF format that require the Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe web site here - https://get.adobe.com/reader/ 2012: East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
          (NCHA President: Kevin Baxter, 2012-13)

Past conferences are in PDF format that require the Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe web site here - https://get.adobe.com/reader/ 2011: Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
          (NCHA President: Brian Railsback, 2011-12)