Faculty Resources

  • Teach with Honors

    Interested in teaching with the Honors program? We are currently accepting course proposals for AY 23-24. Please submit no later than January 27th 2023.

    Teaching in the Honors program is a great opportunity for faculty who want to work with exceptionally engaged and academically advanced students in a small class setting. Honors courses are not intended to add more work, but instead to increase student engagement and enhance their scholarly experiences, as described by the NCHC here.

    The University Honors Program offers two types of courses.

    1. Most of our courses meet Common Curriculum requirements, as Ways of Knowing courses (AISC, SISC, and SINP courses) or Advanced Seminars (ASEM). The Ways of Knowing courses are smaller than their non-Honors counterparts: typically 25 seats for SISC and 20 seats for AISC. These courses must be taught on-load by appointed faculty, and thus require an email from your department chair (or equivalent) approving the proposal.
    2. Two-credit Honors Seminars (HSEM). These courses are classified as electives. They meet once weekly and are limited to 15 students. They are taught as faculty overload. HSEMs explore engaging themes closely related to a faculty member’s area of expertise that provide students with additional intellectual breadth and a thought-provoking break from intensive studies in a major.


    All new courses must be reviewed by the Honors Council before being approved. Please submit your proposals no later than January 27th 2023.

    Course Proposal Form

    We look forward to receiving and reviewing your proposals. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

  • Honors Course Grants

    If you already teach with our program, and have ideas for improving your Honors courses but require funds to do it, please consider applying for an Honors Course Grant. We are offering grants of up to $500 that you can use towards anything that enhances the student experience (field trip, course materials, etc.).  More details are available on the grant application, which is due prior to the first day of the quarter you’re teaching the honors course.  The application asks for a 200-600 word description of the proposed use of the funds and a brief budget outline. 

    Check out additional details and apply

  • Honors Council

    Interested in getting more involved with the Honors program? Our Honors Council brings together faculty from across the University alongside Honors student representatives who meet regularly to provide guidance and structure to the program, including advising on course proposals, Honors contracts, program structure, and other key decisions. 

    If you are interested in serving on Honors Council, please reach out to us at honors@du.edu.

  • National Collegiate Honors Council Resources

    Our program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) which is designed to support and enhance the community of educational institutions, professionals, and students who participate in collegiate honors education around the world.

    Our membership opens up a number of opportunities for faculty and students including workshops, an annual conference, trainings, and other events. 

    More information can be found here: https://nchc.site-ym.com/