- Thesis & Research
- Scholarships & Funding
The Honors College has established two learning outcomes. These outcomes describe the skills that participation in HC courses and activities (including the honors thesis) allows all HC students develop by the time they graduate.
It's easy to say what honors pedagogy is not. It does not involve different disciplinary learning outcomes than other versions of the same course. It's not about adding more work... or even raising the grading standards.
It's more challenging to say what honors pedagogy is. The inaugural Honors Faculty Professional Learning Community identified four key characteristics of honors courses.
Honors courses encourage students to learn by doing. Here’s how we define experiential learning, with some examples from recent honors courses. The Meehan Grant program supports the development of new experiential learning opportunities (apply by January 15).
Course evaluations help the Honors College to identify classes with high or low demand and to add variety from different disciplines. The OSU Student Learning Experience Surveys (SLEs) now include a block of four questions specific to honors courses.