Teaching in Honors

Courses taught in the Renée Crown University Honors Program maintain an atmosphere of productive learning for all participants by fostering an inclusive classroom environment. Read More Here

  • The Honors curriculum and requirements are organized by the following attributes: breadth, collaborative capacity, global awareness, civic engagement, command of language, and depth. More information can be found here, along with a form that informs us if a course satisfies any of the above attributes
  • Honors has established some guidelines for curricular expectations for a 200- or 300-level Honors class for readings and assignments. We also have helpful recommendations for classroom policies and process flow for developing Honors syllabi. Read More Here
  • Instructors teaching in the Renée Crown University Honors program are expected to direct students experiencing distress to the appropriate campus resources or to Honors advising staff. Resources include the Office of Student Assistance, Counseling Center, Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services, and Department of Public Safety.
  • Honors students are to be held to a high standard of academic integrity and scholarship. Academic integrity violations which occur in Honors courses are to be reported through the University’s official process. See Instructions for bringing a charge.
  • Funds are available to support enrichment activities in Honors courses, including field trips, guest speakers, special events, or a modest dinner. (details: Honors Funding and Reimbursements…permission process and NYS tax exempt, etc.)
  • Honors strives to challenge our students to develop impeccable research and writing skills. Critical thinking and a curious mindset are encouraged in all classes. Please encourage your students to frequently consult with our dedicated writing consultant, Rae Ann Meriwether (rameriwe@syr.edu) and our Library Liaison to Honors , Abby Kasowitz-Scheer (askasowi@syr.edu) or contact their subject librarian.
  • Primary Investigators and other faculty leading research projects are encouraged to have an established contract and written lab expectations. For a sample of an effective contract, please contact us.
  • Please refer students to the Office of Research Integrity and Protections and encourage students to learn more about the IRB process if their thesis projects might involve human or animal research, or if they plan to seek to publish.
  • If you would like to employ an undergraduate student as an instructional assistant, please consult with Honors after reviewing the following guidelines: Read More Here.

Teaching in Honors - Resources

Teaching Classrooms and Schedules

Virtual Teaching Resources

The Honors Van

Provost Important Syllabus Reminders