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Four more Honors Course Enhancement Workshops available for faculty

Four more Course Enhancement Workshops will be offered to faculty between January and March. In support of the OHIO Honors Program, these workshops are designed to help faculty build OHIO Honors components into courses they are already teaching.

Faculty members who participate in a workshop and submit an honors course adaptation proposal are eligible to receive $400 in compensation.

During the sessions, OHIO Honors Program Director Margaux Cowden and Associate Director Christy Zempter will introduce attendees to the program. Instructional designers from the Office of Instructional Innovation (OII) will then guide faculty through the process of developing a proposal for an enhanced course to be considered for inclusion in the OHIO Honors curriculum. 

These workshops will help support the program’s commitment to high-impact curricular and co-curricular learning experiences, as well as foster interdisciplinarity and innovation. 

“The fall workshops drew faculty from a variety of academic programs, and the interdisciplinary conversations that emerged illustrated our faculty’s great capacity for developing original and meaningful approaches to OHIO Honors course enhancements,” said Cowden. “We look forward to bringing more faculty members into those conversations in the spring workshops as we continue to expand our students’ options for curricular experiences in the program.”

The OHIO Honors Program offers an alternative to the Honors Tutorial College’s tutorial model for highly engaged students across disciplines who want to focus on experiential learning and application. The program is designed to complement undergraduate study in any non-tutorial degree program.

To view workshop times and register for one of the sessions, visit the workshop web page. The deadline to RSVP for a workshop is 24 hours before it is scheduled to begin.

About the Office of Instructional Innovation

The Office of Instructional Innovation (OII) serves as a catalyst to spark bold experimentation and sustainable discovery of innovative instructional models that fulfill the University’s promise of a transformative educational experience. OII provides a variety of services to faculty, staff, and students in support of academic units and online programs, as well as to advance initiatives to further the institution’s mission. Visit www.ohio.edu/instructional-innovation for more information.