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Course Development Awards

To encourage the development of interdisciplinary, pedagogically innovative undergraduate courses, the Honors Program makes a limited number of Course Development Awards in the amount of $3000 each. The awards are paid as summer salary. All full-time faculty in the College are eligible to apply. Applicants may propose the development of a new course or the revision of an existing course. In either case, the course should be designed for undergraduates, interdisciplinary in nature, and innovative in its pedagogy. Pedagogical innovation can include integrating computer technology into the teaching of the course. Courses developed under this program are to be offered as Honors seminars during the year following the summer of the award. After this first offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled as honors, capstone, or regular departmental course offerings.

The application consists of:

  1. a 2-3 page course description and justification describing how the course meets the criteria for an Honors Course Development Award, and
  2. a letter from the applicant's chair approving the project and agreeing to offer the course as an Honors seminar during the next academic year.

Applications for 2006-2007 Course Development Awards must be received by November 17, 2006. Applications should be sent to the Honors Office, CB# 3510, 225 Graham Memorial;

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