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Roles and Responsibilities of Honors College Faculty Fellows

(A) Honors Faculty Fellows will meet the following expectations:

  1. Assist with career counseling/mentoring for Honors College Scholars in their departments or related departments; 
  2. Serve as mentors to Honors Scholars in Core Enhancement Courses (CCEs) or Course Augmentation Proposal Courses (CAPs) and projects; 
  3. Advise and evaluate Honors College Scholars engaging in observations, internships and/or pro­jects, and provide Honor College scholars with opportunities to participate in projects that Fellows initiate; 
  4. Advise and evaluate Honors College Scholars making voluntary contributions (i.e., service learning projects) to various on-campus and off-campus entities; 
  5. Organize, and help maximize the success of, Honors College co-curricular activities (such as lectures, workshops, pre­sentations, seminars, competitions, “study away/abroad” programs and student exchanges); 
  6. Serve as academic, professional and social role models for Honors College Scholars at Honors events and, to achieve this, Fellows agree to attend the events and urge their own (non Honors College) students to attend and to think and write critically about the events;
  7. Provide Honors College Scholars with opportunities to learn from specialists in their majors, and to achieve this goal, Fellows agree to deliver at least one lecture in FS102 (Introduction to Honors), which meets at noon on Mondays in the fall only and to deliver one lecture (at any point during the academic year) open to all Honors College Scholars as well as the general campus community;
  8. Help plan and execute Honors College fund-raising campaigns and, to this end, all Fellows will automatically serve as advisors to the dean in the selection of the Honors College Resource Development Board and will simultaneously serve as members of the Honors Fellows Council, an internal advisory board focusing on curricular and extra-curricular matters;
  9. Promote the Honors College before potential students, potential benefactors, and other publics;
  10. Mentor students in undergraduate research and creative activities; 
  11. Organize enrichment trips to theatres, museums, the opera, the symphony, the ballet, corporate settings to tour the facilities, etc. Each Fellow agrees to arrange at least one such enrichment activity, especially to include new admits to the Honors College;
  12. Commit to one hour a week during the regular semesters to meet with Honors College Scholars in the Honors space and/or to work on Honors College business. An Honors Faculty Fellows’ Office has been created to encourage Fellows to be dynamically engaged with the Honors College. Fellows should consult with the dean on a regular basis to determine if there are special projects with which they might lend assistance;
  13. Commit to assisting the Honors College with recruitment of high academic profile students and, to that end, all Fellows are expected to join the Honors staff in going out to local high schools to recruit. 

(B) Benefits to fellows for their contributions to students and the Honors College include:

  1. Assistance from Honors College students in their research, creative, professional and service projects;
  2. An annual account of up to $1,400 for Fellows to use for (a) making refereed presentations or juried creative presentations/performances at conferences of professional organizations, for which TSU is given credit in the published program booklets. Use of these funds will be consistent with university and state policies, and the balance from any one year will not be “rolled over” to the next year.
  3. The opportunity to help some of the most intellectually gifted students on campus to graduate and become leaders locally, nationally, and globally.

(C) By June 30 of each calendar year, Honors Faculty Fellows will submit to the dean, reports on their efforts at meeting the expectations outlined above.