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Faculty Opportunities

From teaching an Honors seminar to serving as a faculty thesis advisor, there are several ways a faculty member can become involved in the Kugelman Honors Program and the development of its students.

Director with graduating student

Honors Thesis Advisor

To graduate as Kugelman Honors Scholars, honors students are required to complete an Honors thesis under the guidance of a faculty thesis advisor. A good Honors thesis will make an original contribution, however small, to a student’s field of study, and faculty advisors are expected to guide students to produce their best work.

Faculty members are encouraged to review the Honors Thesis Guide for Faculty below and reach out to the Kugelman Honors staff with any questions they may have regarding Honors Thesis processes or requirements.

View Thesis Guide for Faculty


Faculty and students in Beer Brewing Seminar

Honors Seminar Instructor

Every fall and spring semester, the Kugelman Honors Program offers a minimum of two interdisciplinary Honors seminars thoughtfully crafted by esteemed faculty members from various disciplines across the University. In these seminars, you will find a fusion of knowledge as different perspectives converge to create dynamic solutions to multifaceted challenges.

Past popular seminar topics include Politics of Food, From Wastelands to Wetlands, Metalaw: Ecology and Justice in the Planetary Era, Zombies and Survival, Conjunctive Psychology, Science of Brewing, and Tolkien: Text and Film.

For information about developing and proposing an Honors seminar topic, please contact Dr. Jocelyn Evans, Director, at

Teaching in Honors

The National Collegiate Honors Council is the professional association of Honors colleges and programs with member institutions in the United States and abroad. For faculty seeking to familiarize themselves with the best practices in Honors instruction, review the NCHC's general guidance about developing and teaching Honors courses.

Definition of Honors Education

Honors education is characterized by in-class and extracurricular activities that are measurably broader, deeper, or more complex than comparable learning experiences typically found at institutions of higher education. Honors experiences include a distinctive learner-directed environment and philosophy, provide opportunities that are appropriately tailored to fit the institution's culture and mission, and frequently occur within a close community of students and faculty.

—Definition of Honors Education, National Collegiate Honors Society