Faculty interested in teaching an Honors course?
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:
- Honors discipline-based introductory seminars in the arts and sciences (for first-year students; taught spring only)
- Honors team-taught interdisciplinary seminars (for second-year students; taught fall and spring semesters)
- Honors multidisciplinary seminars (for second-year students; taught fall and spring semesters)
Honors faculty share their thoughts on teaching in Honors
- The satisfaction of teaching bright, engaged, motivated and well-prepared students
- A chance to develop a new course in a topic area of your selection, and if it is an interdisciplinary course, the unique opportunity to teach with a colleague from another discipline
- A summer stipend to support course development during the summer before teaching ($2,000)
- A stipend when the course is taught ($1000 for single instructor courses, $1500 for a team taught course)
- Course enrichment funds to engage your class during the semester ($500)
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. Please see the following for additional information:
- Teaching in Honors Information – provides information about each of the three types of Honors classes and how they fit into the Honors curriculum
- Seminar Proposal Forms – provides detailed instructions for proposing a new course, with information about the goals and requirements of these courses
- Teaching and Learning in Honors – provides some information on what we know about teaching high achieving and gifted students from a survey of the current scholarship on these topics and compiling feedback from Elon Honors students in recent years. The scholarship of teaching and learning is a growing field, and as new information about effective teaching and learning strategies for high achieving and gifted students becomes available, we will share that information with you.