Honors Faculty Fellows

Fellows teach a one-credit-hour first-year seminar each year for students new to the program. This seminar introduces students to the intellectual life of the university through a topic connected to the faculty member's discipline and expertise.


Honors Faculty Fellows contribute to the program in a number of additional, meaningful ways:

  • Leading projects to expand co-curricular learning opportunities for students.
  • Incorporating honors alumni into seminar teaching.
  • Attending recruitment events for prospective students and their families.
  • Reviewing applications for admission to the Honors Program.
  • Mentoring students who are University Scholars or part of other scholarship programs.
  • Mentoring students as they prepare for post-graduate opportunities.
  • Contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Serving on award committees.

Terms and compensation

Honors Faculty Fellows serve three-year terms with an option for renewal. As compensation, fellows receive $7,500 per academic year, paid at the end of the spring semester. Some additional funding exists to support professional development activities or course development opportunities connected to the fellow’s role in the honors program.


Applications open in the spring when fellows' terms end and are not renewed, and when funding allows for the addition of fellows. Please direct any questions to the director of the University Honors Program, Sarah Crawford-Parker.