Governance Committees

Honors Governance Committees

The Frederik Meijer Honors College is part of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, and it functions both as an academic unit, or department, and as a university-wide academic program. The Honors College has two governance committees: the Honors Faculty Council (HFC) and the Honors Curriculum and Development Committee (HCDC).

Honors Faculty Council (HFC)

Membership: all tenured and tenure-track faculty in Honors (i.e., those whose tenure is in Honors—referred to here as “full-time Honors faculty”); all faculty-in-residence in Honors; all Honors academic and enrichment advisors (non-voting); ex-officio: Director of the Honors College

Chair: Chair of the Honors Faculty (unit head)

Honors Curriculum and Development Committee (HCDC)

Membership: Chair of the Honors Faculty; two full-time Honors faculty (staggered 3-year terms); up to two faculty with joint appointments in Honors; Meijer endowed chair; five faculty reps from CLAS (staggered 3-year terms); one faculty rep each from BCOIS, CCPS, COE, CHP, KCON, PCEC, SCOB, and University Libraries (staggered 3-year terms); three Honors students; Director of the Honors College (ex officio)

Chair: Chair of the Honors Faculty

 

Charged with:

  1. Setting personnel standards and policies for all Honors faculty, including full-time Honors faculty, faculty-in-residence, joint appointments, and Honors associates
  2. Developing application procedures for faculty-in-residence, joint appointments, and Honors associates
  3. Conducting personnel reviews for renewal, tenure, and promotion of full-time Honors faculty
  4. Coordinating faculty mentoring
  5. Developing curricular and pedagogical standards and guidelines for the Honors College, in consultation with the Honors Curriculum and Development Committee
  6. Initiating, often jointly with Honors associates, all HNR new-course and course-change proposals through faculty governance
  7. Conducting regular unit assessments and strategic planning
  8. Developing co-curricular programming for Honors
  9. Prioritizing representation needs for college and university committees
  10. Reviewing nominations and appointments to college and university committees to ensure adequate representation and equity among faculty
  11. Developing and maintaining an awards committee that nominates faculty and students for college and university awards, and reviews applications for and votes on Honors awards

Charged with:

  1. Developing curriculum in accordance with the standards and guidelines established in consultation with the Honors Faculty Council
  2. Reviewing curriculum proposals submitted by faculty
  3. Ensuring compliance with General Education curricular requirements
  4. Reviewing and approving ad hoc curricular proposals (e.g., shortening a sequence, running courses as 280s, etc.)
  5. Giving suggestions and advice on direction for Honors, often in response to HFC draft documents
  6. Recruiting prospective faculty to propose courses and/or teach in existing sequences, etc.
  7. Making suggestions for co-curricular activities
  8. Developing student opportunities and outreach
  9. Reviewing and selecting the annual Honors Senior Project awards

2019-20 Members:

Ellen Adams, Craig Benjamin, Jeremiah Cataldo, Kurt Ellenberger, Coeli Fitzpatrick (chair), Roger Gilles (ex officio), Meg Marshall (advisor), Kelly McDonell (advisor), Amy McFarland, Joel Stillerman (Faculty-in-Residence), Jane Toot, Peter Wampler (Faculty-in-Residence), Jonathan White, Karen Zivi.

2019-20 Members:

Ellen Adams (Honors), Craig Benjamin (Honors), Bobbie Biby (SCOB, fall only), Rosalynn Bliss (Honors, Meijer Endowed Chair), Capriana Calvachi (Honors student, winter only), Coeli Fitzpatrick (Honors, chair), Shirley Fleischmann (PCEC), Rob Franciosi (CLAS), Dan Giedeman (SCOB, winter only), Roger Gilles (Honors, ex officio), John Golden (CLAS), Emily Hermann (Honors student), Alex Hicks (Honors student), Naoki Kanaboshi (CCPS), Cáel Keegan (BCIS), Máire MacMaster (Honors student, fall only), Bart Merkle (COE), Debbie Morrow (Libraries), Osman Patel (CLAS), Thomas Pentecost (CLAS), Beth Peterson (CLAS), Heather Wallace (CHP), Janet Winter (KCON).