Proposal Submission Process
Professors interested in proposing a seminar for the Honors Program or a departmental “H Section” should submit a proposal via email to the director for review; a hard copy, signed by the department chair, must also be submitted to the honors program office. The proposal should be submitted no later than May 15 for subsequent Spring and Summer offerings and November 15 for subsequent Fall and Winter offerings semesters in order for the Honors Program to have adequate time to review and comment on the course and the director can coordinate with the relevant department, the Office of Undergraduate Education, and the Registrar’s office in curriculum planning. Decisions will be made by August 15 for a spring semester offering and by December 15 for a fall semester offering. Faculty who would like to teach a course that has been approved in a previous semester need not submit an additional proposal but should express their desire to teach the course again by the appropriate deadlines above to the Director of Student Services.
Proposals should include the following information:
- the completed and signed proposal form
- a copy of your latest curriculum vitae
Adjunct faculty members: please also attach a brief description outlining your teaching experiences and provide at least two references who can speak to your teaching skills.
Faculty may be asked to meet with the HP to discuss questions about the proposal.
Upon approval, faculty will be contacted by the Senior Academic Coordinator to arrange a meeting pattern for the course if the course is to be offered under an HON heading and to collect course details if the course is to be offered as an “H section”. HON sections are capped at 20 students, and the Honors Program requests that departmental “H sections” make every effort to keep those sections at lower capacities than the regular versions of those courses.
For sample proposals, please contact the director or the Honors Program office.
All proposals should be signed by the faculty member making the proposal AND by the department head. We recommend that you or your chair remain in contact with the dean of your college about your overall teaching responsibilities.
All professors offering courses through the Honors Program, including seminars, are requested to submit
their syllabi to the program office at the beginning of each semester and copies of their evaluations at the end of the semester.
Course Management Procedures
The Honors Program follows the course management procedures laid out by the Office of Undergraduate Education; course offerings for Honors correspondingly will do so as well. Please contact Randolph Hollingsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Terri Runyon (email@example.com) for a full description of that procedure.