January 21, 2016

University Honors accepting course proposals

The University Honors program offers opportunities for faculty and staff as well as for students.

The UHON 351 class covers a number of specialized seminars that give faculty the opportunity to teach a specific topic to students in the tops of their classes. All disciplines are welcome. Sample courses from the current semester include: “Irish Culture and Communication,” “The Animation of America,” “Global Food Economy,” “The Philosophy of Self-Cultivation,” “Evolutionary Biology and Religion,” and more.

The University Honors program pays faculty for teaching the courses and the faculty member’s academic unit receives all the FTE credit for the course. The deadline for course proposals for the spring 2017 semester is March 11. 

The course proposal form and guidelines are on the program’s website. Honors Advisory Council representatives for each college provide additional advice, input and review of proposals. Faculty can also contact Lori Merrill-Fink, University Honors program director, 453-2824, or lomerfi@siu.edu

Honors Advisory Council representatives are:

Agricultural Sciences -- Karen Jones

Applied Sciences and Arts -- Laura Morthland

Business -- Lynette Knowles

Education and Human Services -- Ruth Ann Rehfeldt

Engineering -- Fran Harackiewicz

Liberal Arts -- Ed Brunner

Mass Communication and Media Arts -- Jacob Podber

Science – Marjorie Brooks