University Honors Program | How to Get Involved

If you are interested in teaching an Honors course, please express your interest to your chair, associate dean, and the director of the University Honors Program, Michael Manson. The Honors Program is always eager to bring in more faculty.

We're looking for professors who have high academic standards, innovative approaches to teaching, and timely topics. Honors students come to their courses looking for something different, something fresh.

Beginning in Fall 2014, the Honors Program will run two curricula simultaneously—the new program and the program inaugurated in 1989. We need courses in both. The last class in the 1989 program will graduate in 2017.

Honors sections of General Education courses

We need to continue offering Honors sections through Spring 2015 in all foundational areas.

Honors Colloquia

We will continue offering colloquia through Spring 2017, and students in both programs will be eligible to take them. Students in the 1989 program need four upper-level Honors courses to graduate with Honors, and so it is crucial that the university continues a robust offering of colloquia. You can learn more about colloquia here.

Honors Core Courses

In the new University Honors Program, students take a series of four core courses. Each course relies on inquiry and problem-solving approaches, and each course is team-taught by three faculty from different disciplines. You can find colleagues to work with, or you can speak with Michael Manson, and he can help you build a team. You can learn more about core courses and about proposing one here.

Honors Challenge Courses

Beginning in Fall 2016, students in the new program will start taking Honors Challenge courses. These courses will provide an opportunity for Honors students to put their interdisciplinary problem-solving skills into practice. If you have a project that you think would work for this course, please contact Michael Manson.