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William O. Douglas Honors College

DHC Course Proposals: Now Accepting Submissions

William O. Douglas Honors College
is now accepting submissions for new courses.
Proposal deadline: Friday, February 15 by 5:00 PM
 

Proposals may be for any of the seven thematic areas in the DHC core curriculum, as long as they meet the appropriate learner outcomes. The DHC is interested in further development of its Physical and Biological Systems courses (DHC 160/161) and team-taught courses, especially those which combine scientific, humanities and/or social sciences inquiry. If you are proposing a course for DHC160/161: Physical and Biological Systems please remember to include a lab/field component, as these courses will satisfy the general education requirements for our honors students. There also may be a limited number of team-teaching opportunities, and we welcome proposals in this area, but they are subject to budgetary constraints; team-taught courses where each instructor would take a 2.5 load for the course would also be considered. All DHC classes are capped at a maximum of 24 students.

To submit a course proposal to the DHC, download the Course Proposal Form. Fill out the form and then upload it using the web form below.  For team-taught courses, please include both faculty members. For more information on the DHC Course Learner Outcomes, visit here.

Before proposing a course, please read Teaching in the William O. Douglas Honors CollegeAll faculty proposing courses are encouraged to attend one of the two DHC Course Proposal Workshops and course proposal drop-in hours.


DHC Course Proposal Workshops
Hebeler Room 219A
Friday, January 25 @ 3:00 PM
Thursday, January 31 @ 3:00 PM

 

DHC Course Proposal Drop-in Hours
Hebeler Room 219A
January 22 & 23 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
February 4, 2019 - February 8, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

What makes an excellent honors course proposal? What pitfalls should you avoid in the course design process? What is the DHC Advisory Committee looking for in a DHC course? Is the Honors College ready for a course on the rise of emojis and the fall of grammar? Attend the DHC Course Proposal workshop and get the answers to all these questions and more.

At the workshop, faculty will gain insight into how the DHC Advisory Committee evaluates course proposals. Faculty will also learn the elements of an excellent proposal. Successful course proposals will be available to view (maybe a few unsuccessful ones as well.) 

Faculty are encouraged to bring a draft of their DHC course proposal to the workshop as time will be set aside to refine the proposal with current DHC faculty. 

RSVP to the workshop by submitting the following form Workshop RSVP. Please indicate which date you will be in attendance.

The proposals will be blind reviewed by the DHC Advisory Committee. By the end of winter quarter, the Committee will make its decisions about which courses will be funded and taught. If your proposal is selected, you will receive a $500 stipend to develop the course, including an assessment component using Canvas. The course may be scheduled during the 2019-2020 academic year unless circumstances require a delay in scheduling. Please advise your department chair and dean that you are submitting a proposal, as you will need their approval to teach in the DHC.

If you have any questions, please contact the Honors College, please email dhc@cwu.edu. Thank you for your support of the DHC.

 

 
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