Honors Course Design and Assessment

The Honors Program has partnered with the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR) to offer a convenient, confidential service to faculty seeking advice on HONR course design, mid-course feedback, and/or final assessment. Upon request, a CATLR consultant meet with Honors faculty to assist in the design phase of your course. Furthermore, they may also visit class for 15-20 minutes during mid-semester and engage with students (while the faculty is absent) about their learning experience through a set of questions specifically tailored to each Honors course. The CATLR consultant will then synthesize student feedback and confidentially share it with the Honors faculty. Finally, CATLR stands ready to offer assistance to faculty teaching Honors Courses who wish to develop, gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative assessment data on their courses in a systematic and confidential fashion.  Faculty interested in learning more are encouraged to contact CATLR.

The University Honors Program and CATLR have also established the University Honors Faculty Fellows Program for the purpose of advancing Honors Education at Northeastern.  Open to all full-time Northeastern faculty, the program seeks to bring together a cohort of the most creative and dedicated educators on campus to design, implement and assess new and pedagogically innovative Honors courses. Faculty may propose individual- or team-taught First Year Honors Inquiry Series Courses; Upperclassmen Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars; Honors Online Course; and Honors Dialogues of Civilization. Proposals for interdisciplinary courses are particularly welcome.