Faculty Resources

The success of the Honors College is contingent on the support from faculty members from all areas of campus. Faculty support allows the Honors College to offer diverse coursework, mentor and advise students, and support undergraduate research. 

Additional forms and information for faculty members are available on the Honors HUB

Creating a New Honors Course

As of 2021, the Honors College has replaced the new course proposal form with a new course preparation form. This form must be completed for all newly created HONS courses prior to their being taught.

Why do we ask for this: The Honors College curriculum requires certain elements be incorporated into every HONS course; at the same time, we also want faculty to have agency over their course design, and to feel empowered to try out new and innovative pedagogical ideas. The course preparation form allows for a streamlined process that will familiarize faculty with the curricular elements required of an Honors course, while at the same time providing an opportunity for peer-to-peer feedback to help them prep their new class.

How a new Honors course gets created:
1. Faculty propose an idea for a new Honors course
2. The Honors College works with faculty and their department chair/program director to schedule the course
3. Faculty submit the course preparation form linked below
4. The Honors College Committee reviews the form and provides feedback designed to help faculty fine-tune their course


Submission deadline for courses to be taught during the Fall '22 semester: May 15, 2022

Guidance for Syllabi

The Registrar now has very specific syllabus requirements for all classes. In particular, faculty must list all of the student learning outcomes (SLOs) associated with a course on their syllabus. The post-2018 Honors College curriculum has specific learning outcomes for each of its four competency-based categories (Quantitative Literacy, Foundations, Exploring Complexity and Diversity and Advanced Studies). The Honors Student Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Map will help you locate the honors learning outcomes associated with the four competency-based categories. Please refer to the Honors Student Learning Outcomes with Course List for specific course numbers under each category. General Education SLOs can be located on the General Education Student Learning Outcomes with Course List.

Honors Student Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Map

Honors Student Learning Outcomes with Course List

General Education Student Learning Outcomes with Course List

Policy on Syllabi

Guidance on Bachelor's Essay 

Directing a Bachelor's Essay