Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

Honors Course Development/Enhancement Awards

The Schreyer Honors College offers Course Development/Enhancement Awards to support the design, development and improvement of honors courses for our Schreyer Scholars. Faculty members seeking to develop new honors courses or enhance existing honors courses are encouraged to submit a proposal.

These awards may be used to develop or enhance a course, secure course materials, support the involvement of special guest speakers, to fund related travel or research costs, to assist students, or some combination thereof. The award must contribute directly to the development and implementation of an approved honors course to be offered in the upcoming year.

Criteria

Proposals must outline work that will support the Schreyer Honors College mission. Innovative formats, themes and approaches are highly encouraged. Past awards have provided students opportunities to:

  • Visit important geographical, historical and environmental sites
  • Engage in collaborative projects
  • Complete projects in a new way with enhanced materials and technology
  • Interact with special visitors to campus
  • Study abroad and/or participate in service learning opportunities

While preference will be given to proposals including such enhancements, these specific enhancements are not formal requirements as long as the connection to the Schreyer Honors College mission is made explicit.

Commitment

Faculty selected for awards will be invited to participate in the Distinguished Honors Faculty Program, which includes faculty round tables with students and other events and activities hosted by the Schreyer Honors College. The faculty will also be invited to share their work in the future with other Distinguished Honors Faculty through an appropriate forum and must provide a written follow-up report.

Application

To apply for one of these awards, please contact our Academic Team, with the following:

  • A one-to-two page proposal addressing the criteria listed above
  • A syllabus or prospectus, as appropriate

Proposals may also be sent through interoffice mail to:

Schreyer Honors College
The Pennsylvania State University
10 Schreyer Honors College
University Park, PA 16802

Applications will be reviewed by faculty who have been involved with honors coursework for the Schreyer Honors College.

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