Information About Honors Project for Faculty Advisors
The Honors’ Program at Caldwell University is the university’s honors program. Students with at least a 3.5 GPA are welcome to apply to the program, and they must maintain that average to successfully complete the program. See the Program Requirements section for more information about how to complete the program.
Faculty members interested in teaching within the program have created new courses (seminars). It is time consuming to propose new courses, however, and please be advised that Honors’ seminars are offered on a rotating basis, so it is likely that any given class will be taught more than once. All the seminars offered in the Honors’ Program substitute for specific core classes or they have obtained enriched core status. Therefore, the courses created must meet departmental core objectives or it needs to go through the enriched core course approval process, with that committee. The courses are taught in seminar style, with students expected to use and discuss primary sources and an assortment of outside readings that supplement the professor’s chosen text. It is intended that each of these courses offered in the honors program will include both scope and perspective that extend into other areas of study.
The co-Directors encourage new seminar proposals from Caldwell University faculty. It is especially important that departments underrepresented in the past be present on the list of seminars. All new courses must be approved by the Honors Committee, and then the Curriculum Committee, and are presented to those committees as formal proposals. Please contact the co-Directors to obtain recent examples of successfully proposed seminars. Faculty should review the existing seminar titles to be sure the new course being considered will complement the program in content.
All faculty are encouraged to develop seminars to supplement our honors offerings and are also asked to encourage students to apply to the Honors’ Program. Seminars are open to students in the Caldwell University Honors’ Program or to Caldwell students with at least a 3.5 GPA. The enrollment of a Honors’ class is capped at 15.