Honors Committee

 

The Faculty Senate Honors Committee provides a forum to address issues or ideas with the goal of improving the WOU Honors Program. It is one of four Faculty Senate curriculum committees. Below is the Honors Committee charge, approved by Faculty Senate in 2010:

“The Faculty Senate Honors Committee serves in a review and advisory capacity with regard to the college’s academic Honors Program and its director. The committee will assist and advise the Honors Director with the evaluation of thesis proposals, the selection of Honors courses, and additional evaluation, Honors, and assessment requests. The Honors Committee is the curriculum committee for the Honors Program and makes its recommendations directly to the Senate Executive Committee.”

The committee meets on the third Tuesday of the months of September, October, November, January, February, April and May. In addition to faculty, class-elected honors students are also members — one of the distinguishing elements of the committee. Its structure derives from a desire for diversity as well as the participation of academic divisions within the program.

 

WOU Faculty Representatives:


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Seats (4), one each from the Divisions of Creative Arts, Humanities, Natural Science and Math, and Social Science:

Creative Arts: Dr. Kent Neely, Department of Theater & Dance (committee chair)

Humanities: Dr. Lars Soderlund, Department of English Studies

Natural Science and Math: Dr. Karen Haberman, Department of Biology

Social Science: Dr. Elizabeth Swedo, Department of History

 

College of Education Seats (2), one from the Division of Education and Leadership and one from either the Division of Health and Exercise Science or the Division of Deaf Studies & Professional Studies:

Division of Education and Leadership: Dr. Katrina Hovey

Division of Deaf Studies & Professional Studies: Prof. Erin Trine

 

Honors Program Director:

Dr. Gavin Keulks, Department of English Studies

 

Optional Seats (0-2), chosen solely from the Divisions of Behavioral Sciences; Business & Economics; Computer Science; or the Library:

Dr. Jaime M. Cloud, Department of Psychological Sciences / Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Frederick Oerther, Division of Business & Economics

 

WOU Honors Student Representatives:


Sophomore Class Representative: N.J. Johnson

Junior Class Representative: Daniel Woolf

Senior Class Representative: BillyAnn Stempel

Honors Program Specialist (and honors senior): Toni Gowen

 

 

 

Contact

Honors Program

(503) 838-8519 | or e-mail: honors@wou.edu 


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503-838-8519 | or e-mail: honors@wou.edu  | Location: APSC 210
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