VCU Honors College

For faculty


The Honors College is a very uplifting place. It’s nice to have somewhere to go and colleagues to talk to.

Helen Ruth Aspaas, Ph.D., faculty

Course and module proposals

All courses offered as honors require a proposal and must be approved by The Honors College. Faculty members may submit proposals for modules, sections of existing courses and specialized courses that integrate the challenging and stimulating environment of The Honors College. To submit a proposal, complete and submit the proposal form, including the necessary accompanying documents, which include a syllabus, CV, unofficial transcript and a signed letter from your department chair giving you approval to teach this course. The deadline for fall proposals is December 1 of the preceding year. The deadline for intersession and spring course proposals is May 1 of the preceding year. The deadline for summer course proposals is January 10 of the preceding year. For example, if you would like to propose a class for fall 2017, the proposal form is due by Dec. 1, 2016.

Honors modules are designed to give students a brief but intense study of unique, interdisciplinary topics. These classes (typically five weeks long) reflect the particular talents and interests of the instructor, and students earn 1.5 credit hours per course.

School/departmental honors program course proposals

Ideas for honors courses that would contribute to a school or departmental honors program should first be submitted and approved by the program director before submitting an online proposal to The Honors College.

The contacts for existing school/departmental honors programs are as follows:


To submit a proposal, click on the appropriate button below:

Submit a course proposal »

Submit a module proposal »