Teach with Honors
Interested in teaching with the Honors program? We are currently accepting course proposals for AY 24-25. Please submit no later than January 18th 2024.
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.
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.
We are not soliciting proposals for new Honors Seminars in AY 2024-2025. If you've taught an Honors seminar with us in the past you are welcome to propose it again for next year
All new courses must be reviewed by the Honors Council before being approved. Please submit your proposals no later than January 18th 2024.
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 teach with our program and want to add an Honors experience to your class that requires funding, we have a few course grants available every year. You may request up to $500.
More details are available on the grant application, which asks for a 200-600 word description of the proposed use of the funds and a budget outline.
Please apply before the start of the quarter in which you are planning to use the grant.
Funding is limited and cannot be guaranteed.
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.
Different departments have different selection processes for Honors Council representatives. But please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.
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/