The Honors College works with superb instructors who generously share their expertise and energy with our students in the classroom, the lab, the field, and the archive. Our staff and faculty work together to create courses designed to promote in-depth dialogue and engagement with course content. Thanks to this work and collaboration our instructors truly have the greatest impact on the education of our students.
This section of our website is dedicated to our faculty partners in an effort to enhance the educational opportunities available to Honors students. Faculty, there are several ways to get involved with Honors and our top undergraduate students:
- Take on an honors student as an undergrad researcher
- Contract your existing courses with an honors student
- Teach an honors participation course – either a book club or lyceum
- Teach an honors seminar or honors research seminar
- Teach an honors section of a traditional course offering- standalone or hybrid
- Teach an honors study and travel course
- Come speak about your research in our classes
- Meet with a student for coffee
We’re also open to suggestions and would love to work with you!
Creating an Accessible Classroom, UDL Principles
In the Honors college, we embrace a philosophy of inclusive excellence wherein we celebrate our differences while honoring our commonalities. In doing so, we support Auburn University’s broader mission to usher in a brighter future through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, and selfless service. This philosophy touches every part of our work including equipping our faculty member on how they can create classrooms that are universally designed to include all students.
For additional resources on creating an accessible classroom, please visit: https://accessibility.auburn.edu/Faculty
Our thoughts on Honors course grading are that the Honors course grading scale should follow the standard Auburn University grading scale. Instructors should evaluate student performance relative to their peers in the Honors course section. Honors classes are never intended to be more rigorous in grading for students, but rather taught differently as a result of smaller class sizes.
One of the most intentional ways you can mentor Honors students is by taking on a student as an undergraduate researcher. Professors in all colleges and departments can find potential research assistants in motivated and responsible Honors students. Professors teaching Honors seminars in their areas of research specialization routinely find in those seminars interested Honors students who are eager to become research assistants in the laboratory, field, or library, office, stage, or studio. Honors students also have opportunity to specific research scholarships that can be used to fund many of the research projects. Undergraduate research is an essential path to successfully completing the Honors Research based curriculums. You can use your existing research experiences and relationships lay the groundwork.
Last modified: July 8, 2021