Honors Education Task Force
On May 31, 2011, FAU’s president, Dr. M.J. Saunders, charged the Honors Education Taskforce (“the Taskforce”) with developing a proposal that would outline suggestions about increasing the number of high ability students who choose to attend Florida Atlantic University because of its honors opportunities. The Taskforce was encouraged to think creatively about potential ideas, study best practices at other institutions, and submit its report by the end of Summer 2011. To that end, the membership of the Taskforce, which was assembled by Interim Provost Diane Alperin, met weekly throughout the summer, continued their discussions outside of formal meetings by means of a Blackboard group dedicated to this project, and consulted with university experts in areas such as marketing and admissions in order to develop a comprehensive approach to this important issue. The Taskforce approved its final report and proposals on August 18, 2011.