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University Honors Council

The Honors Council is the Advisory body to the Director of the University Honors Program. The Council is charged with making policy, establishing official procedure, and approving major administrative decisions within the Honors Program. Standing committees shall include Admissions & Student Affairs, Scholarships, Curriculum, and Budget.

 

The Council shall be chaired by the Director of the University Honors Program and represent all undergraduate colleges and schools of the university. Also represented are the Provost’s Office, Admissions Office and Honors students. The Associate Director of Honors and an Honors Academic Counselor shall provide support and counsel.

  

Specific Duties of members of the Council: 

  • Recommend changes in the admission standards and process as appropriate
  • Evaluate existing programs within Honors and make recommendations
  • Recommend new programming and student engagement opportunities
  • Evaluate scholarship initiatives and participate in selection process
  • Recommend new directions in curriculum; evaluate current offerings
  • Participate in selection of Distinguished Honors Fellows
  • Participate in budget process

 

 Suggested Structure & Members of the Honors Council

 

Chair:                          Director, University Honors Program (John Richardson)

                                         

Provost’s Office:         Dale Billingsley, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies

 

Arts & Sciences:        

Julia Dietrich, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

Humanities faulty member (Pam Beattie, Humanities)

Natural Sciences faculty member (Thomas Riedel, Mathematics)

Social Science faculty member (Joy Hart, Communications)

                                   

College of Business and Public Administration:                                   

Julia Karcher, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

 

Education:                   Cheryl Kolander, Associate Dean

 

Engineering:                Michael Day, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

 

Music School:             Jack Ashworth, Music History

 

Nursing:                      Justin Landis, Academic Counselor

 

Student:                      TBD

 

Staff:                           Jenny Sawyer (or designate), Executive Director of the Admissions  Office

                                        Michael Anthony, Interim Director of the Cultural Center

 

Honors staff support: 

Nichole Burruss, Administrative Assistant

 

 Honors Fellows

 Honors Fellows are faculty members who have made a committment to the University Honors Program to teach a designated number of courses including seminars.  For a list of previous year's seminars click here.

 

Michael Johmann (Humanities)      (2009-10)

Julie Bunck (Political Science)         (2009-10)

Paul Salmon (Psychology)                 (2010-11)

Joy Hart (Communication)                (2009-10)

Karen Hadley (English)                        (2009-10)

Julia Karcher (Business School)       (annual)

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