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Honors Seminar Instructor Information and Submission Form

Honors seminar instructors support students by:

1. Teaching a 1-credit hour seminar on a topic connected to the instructor’s discipline and academic area of interest.

2. Serving as an Honors faculty mentor for students in their section. Honors faculty mentors help students to feel welcome at KU and support the development of their academic interests during their time at KU.  This activity includes:

  • Fostering connections to undergraduate research, service learning, internships, and global opportunities
  • Offering support for major or career exploration
  • Connecting students to scholarship and fellowship opportunities 
  • Serving as a resource for students as they apply to graduate school, professional school, or enter the job market

The Honors Program provides support for Honors faculty mentors by regularly sharing information about opportunities and resources for students and organizing programs to connect students to opportunities to expand their learning outside of the classroom.

Seminar Structure and Compensation:

HNRS 190 (first-time college students) or HNRS 195 (transfer students)  enroll 10-12 students per section. Seminars meet one time per week for 50 minutes (15 weeks) or 75 minutes (10 weeks).  Instructors who teach a seminar outside of a faculty fellow appointment receive a $2,000 overload payment.

Recent Honors 190 Seminar Topics: 

  • Eliminating World Poverty by 2030: Is this Goal Realistic?
  • Hunting for Microbes at the KU Field Station
  • Drama in Your EarPod: Developing a Scripted Podcast
  • Representing the Civil Rights Movement in African American Literature and Culture
  • Who is a Refugee?
  • Computational Mathematics and Climate Dynamics

Questions? Please contact Sarah Crawford-Parker, Director, University Honors Program, scrawpar@ku.edu

If you are interested in this teaching opportunity, please fill out the form below:

Building Name and Room Number. (Morgan Baumann, P: 864-8281, E: baumannmo@ku.edu schedules the Nunemaker rooms)
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Why KU
  • Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
  • 98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
  • 40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
  • 9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
  • 1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
  • 60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
  • KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty