From teaching an Honors seminar to serving as an Honors Thesis advisor, there are several ways a faculty member can become involved in the Kugelman Honors Program and the development of its students.
Honors Thesis Advisor
To graduate as Kugelman Honors Scholars, Honors students are required to complete an Honors thesis under the guidance of a 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.
Honors Seminar Instructor
Each fall and spring semester, the Kugelman Honors Program offers at least two interdisciplinary Honors Seminars, which are created by faculty from across the university specifically for the Honors program. Honors Seminars are limited to 15 students and are cornerstones of the Honors academic experience.
Past popular seminar topics include Politics of Food, From Wastelands to Wetlands, Metalaw: Ecology & Justice in the Planetary Era, Zombies & Survival, Conjunctive Psychology, Science of Brewing, and Tolkien: Text & Film.
For information about developing and proposing an Honors seminar topic, please contact Dr. Jocelyn Evans, Director, at email@example.com.
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, below is a link to NCHC-provided general guidance about developing and teaching Honors courses:
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