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dc.contributor.advisorHolt, Elvin
dc.contributor.authorCurtis, Sydney ( )
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-24T20:32:09Z
dc.date.available2016-06-24T20:32:09Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.citationCurtis, S. (2016). No pressure, no diamond: A portrait of the black experience in the Texas State University Honors College (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6082
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2016.
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to examine the Texas State University Honors College from the perspective of black students and faculty therein through the qualitative, ethnographic methodology of portraiture. Data were collected through interviews with six black students and four black professors who have participated in the Honors College at Texas State University, and a review of pertinent literature in the field of Honors and higher education was conducted. Emergent themes in this essay highlight the strengths of the Honors Program, analyze key differences between Honors and non-Honors students, identify the pressures faced by black Honors students and faculty, and propose potential strategies to increase the recruitment of black students into the Honors College. The findings of this research may have implications for prospective black Honors students, as well as Honors College faculty and administrators who are interested in black students’ perceptions of Honors programs and their recruitment and retention therein.en_US
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dc.format.extent27 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectAfrican-American studiesen_US
dc.subjectDiversity studiesen_US
dc.subjectHonorsen_US
dc.subjectHigher educationen_US
dc.titleNo Pressure, No Diamond: A Portrait of the Black Experience in the Texas State University Honors Collegeen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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