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Honors in Action

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About Honors in Action

Phi Theta Kappa has an Honors Program, Honors in Action, designed to engage students in informed action that fosters student success and helps fulfill our mission to provide college students opportunities to grow as scholars and leaders.

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The Honors in Action Project

By participating in a chapter’s Honors in Action Project, members have opportunities to apply learning and practice real-world problem-solving by developing an in-depth, action-oriented project related to research of an Honors Study Topic.

Academic research into the themes related to the Honors Study Topic is what makes Phi Theta Kappa’s honors program unique and defines the difference between Honors in Action and simply action. Honors in Action is action informed by research, which makes a lasting impact and contributes to the betterment of society.

Check out our At A Glance page for a look at the steps involved in implementing an Honors in Action Project.

Honors in Action Learning Outcomes

Participation in Honors in Action contributes to personal, academic, and career development and affords students opportunities to have an impact on their campuses and in their communities by addressing  challenges related to their Honors Study Topic research. Members who participate in the development and implementation of an Honors in Action project will be able to:

1. Evaluate multiple, global perspectives of a theme as it relates to the Honors Study Topic.
2. Demonstrate undergraduate research fundamentals by identifying sources, appraising their credibility, and formulating conclusions based on evidence.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking and reflective skills throughout the research process.
4. Design, organize, and implement a plan of action that solves a real-world problem related to the Honors Study Topic.
5. Form and develop teams that collaborate and communicate with college and community partners to enhance the impact of the project.
6. Provide evidence of project impact through the use of quantitative and/or qualitative assessments.
7. Compile a report using clear, correct, and effective language.

Achievement of these learning outcomes builds the analytic and collaborative problem-solving and leadership skills necessary and valued in advanced academic pursuits, work places, and communities.