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Faculty Guidelines

The Helen P. Denit Honors Program is always looking for creative seminars of interest to faculty and a broad range of students.

One thing that is attractive for faculty is the opportunity to teach something of interest—something that you always wanted to teach but, for a variety of reasons, did not. It is also an opportunity to creatively pull together human and other educational resources to create an interesting semester’s experience.

Honors seminars should be multidisciplinary, and actively involve students in the learning process. A seminar may be team-taught, but this is not a necessary requirement. Multidisciplinarity can be achieved in a number of ways—readings, speakers, panels, etc.

Students in honors courses will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Applied learning: through ways appropriate for the subject matter and discipline, students will effectively apply what they learn to new contexts, problems, or questions.
  • Communication: through ways appropriate for the subject matter and discipline, students will express their ideas, solutions, strategies in a relevant and persuasive manner.
  • Peer-review/teamwork: through ways appropriate for the subject matter and discipline, students will offer constructive feedback in a collaborative and collegial style.

Additionally, honors courses at the University of Baltimore may ask students to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Service-learning: through ways appropriate for the subject matter and discipline, students will synthesize course instruction with relevant service to the community.
  • Global positioning: through ways appropriate for the subject matter and discipline, students will learn attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary to work across cultures.

Honors Council Members

 
We are proud to report that every honors designated course includes a component of experiential learning. Please submit funding requests to kmcphee@ubalt.edu using this form.