In each case funding did not smoothly appear (or disappear) as the number of students waxed (or waned) but rather appeared in significant QJs related to specific circumstances.
Although I have never done a systematic investigation (one probably needs to be done), I would suspect that nearly all honors programs depend on QJs to support both growth and program enhancement.
There seem to be roughly three moments when honors programs can reasonably expect QJs in their funding.
When their collective impact is summed, the three types of QJ funding could probably serve the needs of most honors programs or colleges well, even those that are growing rapidly, if, and this is a huge if, both the frequency and the size of the QJs are adequate.
To that end, we should probably recognize that those of us in the NCHC can do very little to manage QJs of the first or second types.