Propose an Honors Course 

We welcome ideas from faculty for new Honors course offerings.  Here are some suggestions about the characteristics of the most successful Honors courses:

  • Courses that fulfill General Education categories or are major requirements or electives rather than free electives are most attractive to students.  Please check the list of General Education offerings or your department’s major requirements or electives for examples of relevant courses. 
  • We especially appreciate courses that fulfill Honors Program objectives:  disciplined critical thinking, global awareness, community service, and leadership.
  • Courses that are interdisciplinary are most welcome.  We are very happy to work with you to find creative ways to facilitate co-teaching, or to support other kinds of interdisciplinary classes.
  • Because of the small class size of most Honors classes, there are many opportunities to use active or experiential learning techniques, and our students enjoy these kinds of discussion-based, applied or experiential opportunities. The Honors Program is able to offer a small supplementary budget to support those kinds of activities.

Please submit the proposal in January for fall courses and September for spring courses in order to leave enough time to get courses approved by all relevant departments and committees. 

Request Funding for an Honors Course 

If you are currently teaching an Honors course and have an idea that you would like to implement to support active or experiential learning that will incur extra costs, please use this form to submit a budget and request support (typically no more than $500) from our Experiential Learning fund.  Examples of common types of requests:

  • Speaker honorarium
  • Van rental
  • Admission tickets
  • Food costs
  • Class materials

 

We cannot reimburse mileage or gas costs for student vehicles. 

Apply for an Intellectual Life Grant 

In hopes of facilitating intellectual and cultural opportunities for undergraduate students by exposing them to a diverse range of guest lectures and performances, Intellectual Life Grants are intended to provide funding for faculty who seek to bring interdisciplinary, culturally diverse speakers or performers to UNF.

In hopes of facilitating intellectual and cultural opportunities for undergraduate students by exposing them to a diverse range of guest lectures and performances, Intellectual Life Grants are intended to provide funding for faculty who seek to bring interdisciplinary, culturally diverse speakers or performers to UNF.

 

Faculty members are invited to apply for funding to support events that meet the above criteria while benefitting large numbers of UNF students across multiple disciplines. 

 

The average award is no more than $500, although larger amounts have been awarded. Funding is subject to change from year to year. To proceed to the application, please click here.