Each spring, the University Honors Program selects a group of outstanding students to serve as Honors Teaching Fellows for the following year. Honors Fellows receive $800 at the end of the fellowship semester. Fellows may elect to earn academic credit for their work by enrolling in HONR 4700 (.5 credit).
• Serve as a peer mentor and teaching assistant in one section of Honors Connections during Connections week (the week prior to Fall semester). The Honors Fellow will mentor students in their initial transition to USU and fulfill duties as requested by the Connections instructor.
• Work as a teaching assistant and peer mentor in an Honors breadth course in Fall or Spring semester. Ideally, the Honors Fellow will have taken the class to which he or she is assigned and will perhaps be majoring in the general subject area. Honors Fellows are expected to attend the classes to which they are assigned, and they will need to keep the time slot open in their schedule. Once assigned to an Honors course, the Honors Fellow will communicate with the course instructor to clarify specific duties. These duties may include taking attendance, organizing study groups, limited grading and recording, showing films, planning class activities, and leading discussions.
• Represent Honors at various events throughout the year, including Day on the Quad, Preview Day, Majors Fair, and Scholars Day. Make brief presentations on individual research to first-year students.
• Nominate an eligible professor for the annual Last Lecture, and encourage other Honors students to submit nominations.
• Act as an ambassador for Honors at all times.
Applicants must be Honors students in good standing, and they must be on track to graduate with Honors.
Applications consist of a letter of application, an unofficial transcript, and a confidential letter of recommendation. The letter of application should detail the applicant’s Honors career to date and plans for completion of an Honors degree, as well as descriptions of any original work completed or planned, including research and URCO grants. Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview as part of the selection process.
Please ask your faculty recommender to send your letter of recommendation to either firstname.lastname@example.org or 0400 Old Main Hill.