HC Learning Outcomes

What do students gain from honors courses?

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.

Honors Pedagogy

What makes a course "honors"?

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.

Experiential Learning

How can we go beyond the classroom?

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 Proposals

Course Proposals

Want to teach an honors course? Take a look at what it takes, and submit your idea to the HC.

Course Evaluations

Course Evaluations

Frequent evaluation allows the Honors College to identify classes with high or low demand and add variety from different disciplines. Check out the unique HC course evaluation that students fill out each term.

Tara Williams

HC Teaching Spaces

Take a closer look at the HC classrooms in LINC.


Contact the HC Associate Dean Tara Williams at tara.williams@oregonstate.edu.