Faculty members have opportunities to teach courses on topics of their choice to highly motivated Honors College students! The Honors College draws its approximately 1,500 students from colleges and departments across campus, and our courses cover a wide range of topics centered in different academic disciplines. Faculty members are welcome to participate in Honors curriculum by submitting either a proposal for an Honors College core course, or a proposal for an Honors seminar.
Submitting a Core Course Proposal
Honors Core courses are 3 credit-hour courses that also fulfill general education credit. These courses are mandatory for Honors College freshmen, but upper-class Honors students may enroll as well. They have low enrollment limits, are often taught in a seminar format, and are intended to provide both a challenging and intimate learning experience for the excellent undergraduates in the Honors College. For more information, please refer to the Honors College Core Course Policy. If you are interested in teaching a core course for the Honors College, please use the core course proposal form. For your reference, we are providing you with a couple of sample core course proposals:
Submitting an Honors Seminar Proposal
Honors seminars are elective, one-credit hour courses open to all Honors College students, but usually taken by sophomores and juniors. The Seminars are graded on a Satisfactory (S)/Unsatisfactory (U) basis. Teaching an Honors Seminar is an opportunity to share a favorite topic with a small class of Honors College students in a one-hour-per-week meeting. Faculty members from almost every UIC college have enjoyed teaching our students in a seminar, several more than once. A historical list is available for your reference here. We encourage proposals that (1) offer unique perspectives on issues that are unlikely to be addressed in traditional course offerings; (2) offer an interdisciplinary perspective with novel insights into practical or scholarly problems; or (3) bring real-world experience into theories or translate theory into practice. Students’ active engagement in the class is indispensable in making the seminar a success. For more information, please refer to the Honors College Seminar Policy. If you are interested in teaching an Honors seminar, please use the seminar proposal form, whether you have taught the seminar in the past or it is a new topic. For your reference, we are providing you with a couple of sample seminar proposals:
Please email your proposals and your CV to Michele McCrillis, Assistant Dean of Curriculum, who you can contact with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-413-8661. All course proposals will be carefully reviewed by the Honors College Educational Policy Council.