Call for Abstracts

The fourth biennial conference for Honors Education at Research Universities will take place May 21-22, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Our overarching focus is on Honors Education for 21st Century Challenges: Educating informed, engaged, and ethical leaders in local and global settings.

Although proposals on all things HERU are welcome, we are especially looking for proposals in the following areas:

  • 21st Century Challenges: Diversity and Inclusion; Civic/community engagement; Multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary scholarship; Internationalism/Globalism; (e.g., international and refugee student experiences, connecting curriculum to global issues and perspectives); Technology (e.g., technology in classroom, online classes, advisor interactions with Canvas); Generational change (e.g., post-millennial students); Honors as a model for higher education more broadly.
  • Innovations in Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment: Innovative pedagogical techniques; experiential learning, Honors as pedagogical laboratory; adapting curriculum to a changing scholarly landscape and to changes in the students we serve; (i.e., diversity of students reflected in curriculum and learning methods, experiential learning, etc.)
  • Student Life-Cycle: Pipelines, recruitment, admissions, enrollment, graduation, and beyond (i.e., recruiting a new generation, diversifying Honors populations, holistic admissions process, advising, mentoring students into the post-graduation years).
  • Civic/Community Engagement: Role of Honors education in shaping engaged citizens; practices that foster civic/community engagement; role of Honors in contributing to bigger social debates; human rights advocacy, etc.
  • Development and Alumni Engagement: Strategies for mobilizing support from local and global communities; diverse ways to engage alumni; alumni and donor communities as a bridge between Honors, the broader University, and the community.