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Honors Faculty Fellow Nomination

Honors Faculty Fellow Contributions—Teaching

  • Honors faculty fellows teach a one-credit hour seminar, HNRS 190 or HNRS 195, 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 also teach an additional Honors course as part of their regular department load.  This teaching could be an existing Honors course or a new Honors course.  Faculty fellows with reduced teaching loads due to administrative appointments, or who are in departments that rotate the teaching of Honors courses among faculty, may substitute other forms of involvement.


Other Program Contributions

Faculty Fellows participate in other program activities based on their interests. This involvement might include:

  • Attending recruitment events for prospective students and their families.
  • Reviewing applications for admission to the Honors Program.
  • Mentoring students who are applying for scholarships, fellowships, or to graduate or professional school.
  • Reviewing applications for Honors Opportunity Awards to support undergraduate research, service learning, study abroad, internships, and conference travel.
  • Participating in summer Orientation by attending lunch with new Honors students and/or advising students, as needed.
  • Contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Chairing an Honors committee.


Terms and Compensation

Honors faculty fellows serve three-year terms with an option for renewal.  As compensation, faculty 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 faculty fellow’s role in the Honors Program.

Because the current faculty fellow appointments will begin mid-year, the spring payment for the 2019-2020 academic year will be $3,750.



Individuals holding a faculty or full-time lecturer appointment at the University of Kansas are eligible.  Please nominate an individual or self-nominate using the form below.  Both forms of nomination are welcome and encouraged.

Please direct any questions to Sarah Crawford-Parker, Director, University Honors Program, scrawpar@ku.edu


Nominated individuals will be contacted within two weeks.
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