Honors Faculty Awards

In recognition of significant service to the college through curricular and/or co-curricular contributions to the mission of honors education, full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty members or librarians have the opportunity to apply for the John Marshall University Scholars Award through the college. Faculty contributing to honors education can also self-nominate to be a Honors Faculty Fellow.

Honors Faculty Fellows

In order to recognize and support faculty who have made a special commitment to the mission of honors education at Marshall, the Honors College has developed an Honors Faculty Fellows program. We intend to have single academic-year appointments as a cohort with potential for individual faculty renewal. See our Faculty Fellows page.


  • Tenured and tenure-track faculty, clinical-track faculty, and term instructors with current MU appointments.
  • Documented support of departmental chair for any reassigned time (e.g., for in-load teaching of an HON course) during the academic-year appointment.
  • Contributions to the Honors College
    • Faculty Fellows will typically be appointed in recognition of their current or anticipated engagement with the Honors College community through teaching. However, the college may also recognize faculty for other vital contributions to the mission of honors education at Marshall University, including combinations of the following:
      • Development and conduct of an experiential learning opportunity, e.g., study-broad experience.
      • Membership on the Honors College Curriculum and Policy Committee.
      • Significant and sustained mentorship of Honors students and engagement with the community of the Honors College.
      • Overseeing Departmental Honors programs.

John Marshall University Scholars Award

The John Marshall University Scholars Award program provides Marshall University faculty members with an opportunity to develop a significant creative or scholarly output. The proposed project can involve research, design, development, field study, creative work or performance. The project must be structured so the awardee can produce creative or scholarly output (e.g. a presentation, a paper ready for publication submission, exhibit, or performance) at the end of the award period. See the MURC website.


  • Applicants must be full-time, probationary tenure-track or tenured faculty members or librarians;
  • Faculty recipients are expected to devote the full period of the award to the proposed project. Recipients cannot teach or accept overload assignments during the award period.
  • Faculty members are eligible for only one award—academic year or summer—within a three-year period.