Honors Faculty Resource Guide: Teaching Toolkit

Teaching Honors FAQs

Honors Project

Students who excel with their class papers and HIS projects are encouraged to apply to present at honors conferences. FCC Honors will pay the registration fee for any student accepted to present. Student opportunities include state, regional, and national conferences.

Best Practices

Kolb’s Theory of Experiential Learning:

  1. Stimulating class environment that is intellectually rigorous with learning experiences that may include fieldtrips, service learning
  2. Establish clear expectations, requirements, and assessment methods
  3. Mentorship with regular meetings in addition to:
    1. Initial meeting to discuss proposal
    2. Mid-progress meeting
    3. Project review and pre-assessment meeting
  4. Help students trouble-shoot for potential obstacles in research or project design and offer a sounding board for problem-solving
  5. Partner with students on time-line goals and breakdown of project into smaller deadlines
  6. Create leadership opportunities within the class and encourage risk taking: leading discussion or study groups, assisting in class design, collaborating with community

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