The faculty of the Honors Scholar Program bring extraordinary dedication, scholarship, and interest in helping students achieve their academic goals. These professors enjoy teaching, value learning, cultivate creativity, invite collaboration, and more importantly, share a conviction to helping their students become talented scholars.
Faculty who teach Honors courses are recommended by their department chairs and the Honors Coordinator to the Dean of Letters & Communication Studies, who is the administrator responsible for teaching assignments in the Honors Scholar Program.
Honors Contracts provide an opportunity for faculty to work one-on-one or in small groups with motivated students on special projects or topics determined in a supplemental Honors version of the course syllabus, or in an Honors syllabus addendum. The Honors Contract workflow is as follows:
- 1) Student and faculty member decide to enter into an Honors Contract after discussion and faculty pre-clearance by dept. chair and/or Dean.
- 2) Honors Contract, plus attached Honors Syllabus (or addendum), is signed by student and faculty member, then submitted to the Honors Office
- Send to MS 12A, email, or call 760-795-6878
- 3) Honors Office process Honors Contracts and obtains Dean and VPI signatures
- 4) Admissions and Records creates Honors sections, informs faculty and students
- A new census roster is generated at this point - please remember to print, sign, and turn in when you receive this notice!
- Honors Contract Request Form Spring 2018 - please have students submit to the Honors Office by the stated deadline
- Best Practices for Honors Contract Instruction
- Sample Syllabi for Honors Courses and Contracts
- Basic Conference Info
- See example student presentations on the Honors YouTube page!
- Visit some conference websites to find more information on individual events: SCCUR, HTCC Irvine, Western Regional, Bay Honors Consortium
- Students can submit to the MiraCosta OMNI Showcase (held on Friday, May 18th, 2018, San Elijo Campus) here!
Honors PSLOs 2017-2019
PSLO 1: At the conclusion of the Program, Honors students will have learned and applied discipline-specific research skills.
PSLO 2: At the conclusion of the Program, Honors students will be able to evaluate and apply their communication skills in pursuit of academic and career options.
PSLO 3: At the conclusion of the Program, Honors students, as global citizens, will understand the value of equity and diversity in solving problems.
Information about The Honors Advisory Council (HAC)