The Honors College Faculty Fellows program aims to support both innovative teaching and scholarly activity across all disciplines at UCM. Specifically, the program looks to develop exceptional Teacher-Scholars by providing the support, resources, and intellectual environment needed in order for them to flourish.
Fellows teach a 2-credit interdisciplinary colloquium related to their area of expertise reserved for honors students. These colloquium are interdisciplinary and represent the highest level of engaged learning. Our fellows also are active in their scholarship or creative work, bringing this advanced level of expertise to their classes. Past topics have included terrorism, women and crime, Middle Eastern geopolitics, health behavioral change, Shakespeare, and visual arts. Current colloquiums can be found here.
Fellows are awarded professional development funds to support their research or creative work. While expenses must follow university guidelines, these funds can be spent in a multitude of ways including the acquisition of supplies, travel-related expenses, and/or fieldwork costs. Fellows then present on the culmination of their work in an Honors College-sponsored event open to the university community. Current talk information can be found here.
Prospective fellows must submit an application by the end of the first week of Spring semester classes. Please note that applications must have the approval of the faculty’s department chair. Fellows are then selected by a committee composed of Honors College staff and former fellows. Be sure to direct all inquiries to Jennifer Carson.