The scholarship of teaching and learning is a growing field. As new information about effective teaching and learning strategies for high achieving and gifted students becomes available, we will share that information with you. Please see the Honors Teaching Notes we have compiled after surveying the current scholarship and compiling feedback from Elon Honors students for the past three years. This document includes specific teaching and learning strategies that have been shown to be effective with high achieving and gifted students.
The Honors Program provides unique opportunities for faculty with a record of strong teaching to develop new courses. There are three types of Honors courses for which we accept applications:
These courses would be normally taught in the academic year after the proposal is accepted, but we can be flexible regarding scheduling. Proposals are generally due in mid-September and are reviewed by the Honors Advisory Committee. The guidelines document provides more informtion about each of the three types of Honors classes and how they fit into the Honors curriculum. The proposal form provides detailed instructions for proposing a new course, with information about the goals and requirements of these courses. The Honors Teaching Notes document provides some information on what we know about teaching high achieving and gifted students. And if you'd like to see examples of courses we have offered in the past, check out the list of Honors courses. Please get in touch with Tom Mould or Lucinda Austin if you are interested in proposing a class.