Call for Applications: Faculty to Teach Chancellor’s Honors Program Sophomore Level Seminars

The Chancellor’s Honors Program is currently accepting applications from faculty interested in teaching sophomore level honors seminars in 2016-2017.

UNHO 200-level courses are interdisciplinary seminars designed for general education. Enrollments are typically capped at twenty students for these three-hour courses and should fulfill one of the four broadened perspectives areas—arts and humanities, cultures and civilizations, natural sciences, social sciences—and may also be designed as a writing course.

Past courses have included “Law and Literature” (AH, WC); “Environment’s Role in Global Society” (CC); and “Seven Billion Plus: Global Population Issues” (SS). These courses give faculty a chance to explore engaging topics within their disciplines, attract high-ability students to their majors, and experiment with pedagogy. In the past, faculty have taught courses through the honors program and later proposed incorporating that course into their department’s own curriculum, so it can be an excellent opportunity to try out a new course on the small scale with a group of highly engaged students.

The application deadline is January 29, 2016. Compensation for teaching UNHO 200-level courses is $5,000 payable to departments for course release.

To apply, contact Rebekah Page, associate director of the Chancellor’s Honors Program at rjpage@utk.edu.