The Indiana University Honors Program seeks dynamic and thoughtful instructors to teach in the Common Intellectual Experience Courses (Honors 103 and Honors 104), as well as in the multidisciplinary seminars (Honors 306 and Honors 307) offered through the Honors Program. We seek faculty members for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Honors courses at the 300-level have included:
These courses, like all HP courses, are expected to be multidisciplinary in content, in order that students might grow in their ability to see questions and issues across disciplines. Students in the Indiana University Southeast Honors Program (IUSHP) are a delight. They’re generally ambitious, intellectually curious, thoughtful, and self-motivated. They are not, however, graduate students. Thus, you should be aware that the Biology majors probably won’t know MLA format, and the English majors might never have worked with SPSS. They’re smart, and they are rewarding students with whom to work; however, when you think of your course, or envision teaching them, you should not envision these students as upper-level students in your field of study. If you keep that in mind, you should be able to design a challenging and rewarding course for the IUSHP students, and enjoy your time working with students outside your field.
While the curriculum of the 100-level courses is somewhat more prescribed (in order to fulfill general education objectives, as well as create a Common Intellectual Experience for our students), faculty members who work with the 100-level students get to play a formative role in these students’ education. Prior to book ordering time, these faculty members negotiate readings for all the H103 and H104 students to have in common. These faculty members also guide students through year-long individual and group research projects which culminate in presentation at the regional honors conference (generally held in late March) and/or the student research conference in April. In addition, they’ll help Honors Program students become more poised and polished writers and public speakers and critical thinkers. It is an invigorating experience for everyone involved. Mr. Marty Rosen, Dr. Charlie Pooser, Dr. James Beeby, Ms. Maria Accardi, Mr. Michael Abernethy, Dean Samantha Earley, Dr. Leigh Viner, Ms. Rebekah Dement Farmer, and Dr. Angela M. Salas have all taught in the 100-level sequence, and can serve as sources of information for you if you think you might be interested, but need to put a human face on this possibility.
If you would like to teach a 100-level course, please send me an email, your Curriculum Vitae, your philosophy of teaching Honors students, and your preferred semester teaching (if one semester is preferable to another). If you’d like to offer a 300-level course for consideration, please also include a course title and a description of the course as you currently envision it. The more information you have about what your course will encompass, the projects students will undertake, and your grading and assessment methods the better. Know, as well, that the Honors Program will bear the expense of your adjunct replacement in your home department when you teach in the Honors Program.
For your convenience, you may use the Interdisciplinary Seminar Proposal application form, which is used by both the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) and Honors Program.
Applications are due in either the Honors Program Office (KV235) or the MLS Office (CV018B) by the deadlines listed below.