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Application to Teach CHP Honors Seminar

Chancellor’s Honors Program students are expected to complete several honors courses prior to graduation. UNHO 200-level courses are interdisciplinary seminars designed for honors students of all levels. Classes are 3-credit hours and meet for the whole semester. Courses are approved for both General Education broadened perspectives (Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Cultures & Civilizations, or Natural Sciences) and for Chancellor’s Honors Program breadth requirements. Instructors also have the option to make their course a Writing Course.

These courses should be intellectually engaging and original in content. Because these courses are not required, we encourage instructors to make these courses (and their titles) appealing to a general audience of students in order to encourage enrollment.

In order to be approved for the Chancellor’s Honors Program, a course should

  • Create an environment of higher-ordered learning (analysis, synthesis, argumentation) and promote independent critical-thinking
  • Require students to actively engage with course material through, for example, discussion, writing, creative expression, research, experiential learning, and/or problem solving
  • As appropriate, develop strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • As appropriate, emphasize primary over secondary texts
  • As appropriate, provide opportunities for peer collaboration as well as independent research
  • As appropriate, provide opportunities for publication or presentation of work

If you are interested in teaching a course for us during the 2019-2020 academic year, please submit the application below by January 25, 2019.

Application to Teach UNHO 200

    **If yes, or semi, please attach details of prior course.
    **If yes, please attach details of prior course.
  • Please review Gen Ed requirements in the UTK Online Catalog. In order to be approved for Gen Ed, your proposed honors course must meet learning outcomes required for the specific broadened perspective category, as well as the writing requirements if you are proposing a WC course. Detailed lists of expected Gen Ed learning outcomes can be found on the Undergraduate Council's website.
  • Draft of syllabus should include statement pertaining to honors, explicit learning outcomes, weekly class schedule, list of readings, writing requirements, and grade determination.
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  • By entering my full name here, I affirm that I have discussed this course proposal with my department head, and we both understand that if my proposal is accepted, I will be released from one course of my departmental teaching obligation and the CHP will compensate my department at the rate of $5000 per course. Also, if course is accepted, department head will need to email Associate Director Rebekah Page to confirm that I have permission to teach this course for the proposed semester.

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