Honors Course Council Review Form
Course Plans Proposed by ______________________________________________ Ext.________
Email ____________________________________ Course Prefix and Number__________________
Course Title________________________________________________ Date______________
Important Note: In addition to this form, also submit the Course Outcome Summary (COS) for the
Honors and non-Honors versions of the course.
Eastern Florida State College recognizes the responsibility and desirability of enhancing the
academic experience for high performing learners; consequently, Honors courses are designed to
challenge and enrich their lives and education. To be eligible for Honors distinction, a course must
meet the following criteria:
1. Course Description includes one of the goals of Honors education:
Students’ capability to self-reflect
Students’ capacity to commit to a position, recognition that position may change and
ability to tolerate uncertainty and ambiguity
Students’ passion for learning
Students’ ability to reason
Students’ ability to appreciate the common humanity of all people and gratitude for
differences
Students’ ability to express, in speech and writing appropriate to the discourse
community, while remaining authentic to the student’s individuality
Students’ ability to integrate and contextualize information
2. One of the following Core Abilities is integrated into the Honors course:
Work Cooperatively
Think Critically and Solve Problems
Model Ethical and Social Responsibility,
Communicate Effectively
3. Honors course plan shows a development or enhancement of at least two of the following
student outcomes:
Leadership
Responsibility and Dependability
Initiative and Resourcefulness
Flexibility and Creativity
Professional Engagement and Exploration
Self-Reflection and Assessment
Civic Involvement
4. Honors course evaluation methodologies include at least two of the following assessment types:
Group Project
Individual Project
Portfolio
Research Project
Community Involvement Reflection Journal
Student Self-Assessment/Reflection
Peer Assessment
Faculty Observation and Performance Assessment
Exit Interview
PAR
T A: (Filled out by the author/editor of the Course Objectives and Plans)
1. How does the Course Description clearly and specifically indicate the goal of Honors Education as a
defined and measurable course outcome? How is the course description for the Honors course different
than the course plan for the non-Honors course?
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2. How does the proposed course plan meet at least one of the four EFSC Core Abilities (item 2 above),
which are also considered Honors abilities?
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3. How does the course encourage, develop, and enhance two or more of the required Honors
outcomes?
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4. How does your course include two or more of the Honors recommended assessment types?
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Are these assessments specifically indicated in the evaluation methodologies section of the course plan?
If not, how will the faculty ensure these types of assessment are embedded in the course?
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PART B: (Filled out by the Honors Council Director or designee after review by the Honors Council)
1. The Course Description clearly and specifically indicates the goal of an Honors education as a defined
and measurable outcome.
Clearly Stated
Needs Clarification
Goal Not Stated
Comments (if required):
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2. The course addresses one or more of the EFSC Core Abilities.
Clearly Addressed
Needs Clarification
Not Addressed
Comments (if required):
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3.
The course clearly encourages, develops, and enhances two or more of the required Honors
outcomes.
Clearly Stated
Needs Clarification
Outcomes Methodology Not Clearly Stated
Comments (if required):
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4. The course includes two (2) or more Honors assessment types.
Clearly Stated
Needs Clarification
Not Addressed
Comments (if required):
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Honors Council Recommendation
Based upon careful review of ____________________ (course ID) on ___________ (date), the
Honors Council
(check one)
Approves designation as an “Honors” course
Approves designation as an “Honors” course with required revisions noted below
Declines approval as an “Honors” course
Recommends revision and resubmission for further consideration
Comments (if required):
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Signature:
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Honors Program Director (or designee)
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