The Honors College new seminar proposal and repeat seminar application deadline for faculty is Monday 08 February 2021. Proposals for new seminars to be taught as early as Fall 2021 are submitted online through a form found on our Teaching Honors page. Full details and helpful information for preparing proposals are available there.
The Honors College provides faculty of programs from across the University the opportunity to design and teach seminars on subjects that inspire them and that they may not have the opportunity to teach within their regular teaching duties. Faculty in our small seminars work with outstanding, highly-motivated students to actively explore a subject together from an interdisciplinary approach. We believe the Honors College serves as an incubator for pedagogical exploration and innovation that enhances the quality of educational experiences across the University. Our relationship with those who teach for us is a collaborative partnership for a common good.
Accepted proposals are scheduled as special topic sections of HON 480, which serves as the core course in the required Honors Curriculum for students in the college. Seminar proposals undergo review by the Honors College Curriculum and Policy Committee at least one semester prior to the semester in which an approved seminar will be offered. For faculty who have previously taught sections of HON 480, repeat or updated applications are due the same day as new proposals through the link above. It is possible to submit proposals now to offer a seminar in a semester after Fall 2021. If you are interested, but not sure if you’re ready to submit a proposal for review this semester, please to reach out to discuss your ideas with Brian Hoey, Associate Dean of the Honors College, at email@example.com.