About the Program

The mission of the Indiana University Southeast Honors Program (IUSHP) is to serve the entire IU Southeast community, and to give Honors students the strongest possible academic experience, to promote responsibility for their own learning, to encourage a concern for other people, and to offer the resources to become active contributors to society. Furthermore, the IUSHP hopes to cultivate academic excellence and the ability to be intellectually self-reliant and to work effectively with others.

Recognizing the profound impact of education upon the student's intellect and values, we balance the challenges posed by the IUSHP's high standards for academic, personal, and social development with support from a nurturing community.

Current IU Southeast Honors Program students share their experiences with the rewards and challenges of being part of the Honors Program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Every course in the program is designed to foster student growth and development in the areas listed below. It is our intention that Honors Program students will graduate from IU Southeast as solid critical thinkers, clear writers, and effective public speakers.

Additionally, the Honors Program gives students numerous opportunities to develop their capacity to sort through information, understanding the difference between credible sources and those that are not, and to develop their ability to manage multi-step projects from conception to completion.

Honors students will exhibit cross-discipline-based higher-order thinking skills, the ability to select and organize credible evidence to support converging arguments, and the ability to solve academic problems using strategies appropriate to the task at hand.

  • Introduced in HON-H103
  • Reinforced in HON-H104, HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495
  • Mastered in HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495
  • Assessed in HON-H103, HON-H104, HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495

Honors students will create and construct written works in various academic modes in order to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and effectively.

  • Introduced in HON-H103
  • Reinforced in HON-H104, HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495
  • Mastered in HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495
  • Assessed in HON-H103, HON-H104, HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495

Honors students will develop speaking skills in order to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and effectively, and express ideas and concepts in multiple formats.

  • Introduced in HON-H103
  • Reinforced in HON-H104, HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495
  • Mastered in HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495
  • Assessed in HON-H103, HON-H104, HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495

Honors students will conceive, plan, and execute high-quality research, creative, or applied projects in the appropriate disciplinary or multi-disciplinary context.

  • Introduced in HON-H103
  • Reinforced in HON-H104, HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495
  • Mastered in HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495
  • Assessed in HON-H103, HON-H104, HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495

Honors students will be able to acquire, analyze, evaluate, and disseminate information and will use this information ethically.

  • Introduced in HON-H103
  • Reinforced in HON-H104, HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495
  • Mastered in HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495
  • Assessed in HON-H103, HON-H104, HON-H306, HON-H307, and HON-H495

Grounded in the concepts of Civic Engagement and Teamwork, as defined by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Honors students will identify a need or problem within a specific community, they will apply specific skills to meet that need or problem, they will collaborate with other individuals or groups, and they will reflect on their learning experience. 

  • Introduced in HON-H103 and, for Tier Two students, during the selection of a self-selected Service Learning Project
  • Reinforced in HON-H104
  • Mastered in HON-H104
  • Assessed in HON-H103, HON-H104, and, for Tier Two students, at the completion of the self-selected Service Learning Project