Faculty Resources for Honors Programs

Faculty Resources for Honors Programs

Resources for Faculty Advisors and Instructors

  1. For Advisors of Presidential Scholars
    For Advisors of Associate's Degree Honors Program Scholars
  2. For Advisors of Bachelor's Degree Honors Program Scholars
  3. For Faculty wishing to propose HONR 220: Interdisciplinary Studies and HONR 250: Special Topics courses
  4. For Faculty wishing to propose HONR 350: Special Topics courses
  5. For Faculty wishing to supervise an HONR 290: Independent Study course
  6. Academic School Representatives on the Honors Program Advisory Committee (HPAC)

Advisors of Presidential Scholars

For a general description of the Presidential Scholars Program, click here.

Presidential Scholars must adhere to specific requirements in order to retain their scholarship:

  • Presidential Scholars must maintain a cumulative 3.3 GPA during their enrollment at SUNY Delhi to stay eligible. If they fall below the minimum cumulative GPA, their scholarship is revoked until such time as they may be reinstated.
  • They must take an honors seminar each semester. A waiver can be granted in specific circumstances.
  • Assuming they meet the minimum requirements, the scholarship is granted to them for either four or eight consecutive semesters depending upon their program at entry. If a Presidential Scholar enters in an Associate's Degree program and successfully transfers to a Bachelor's Degree program while fulfilling the requirements of the Presidential Scholars program, he or she will receive further funding for four more consecutive semesters.

For procedures and policies regarding reinstatement of Presidential Scholar status and honors seminar waivers, please see the Policies Pertaining to Current Presidential Scholars. Each Academic School also has a representative on the Honors Program Advisory Committee. These representatives serve as liaisons; advisors of Presidential Scholars are welcome to contact them with any questions.

Advisors of Associate's Degree Honors Program Scholars

For a general description of the Associate's Degree Honors Program, please click here.

SUNY Delhi's Associate's Degree Honors Program officially began in Fall 2009. The following students are eligible to become part of the program:

  • Any incoming freshman enrolled in an associate's degree program who earned a regents diploma with a minimum average of 88%.
  • Any student currently enrolled in an associate's degree program who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and who has at least three more semesters of coursework before anticipated graduation.
  • Any student currently enrolled in an associate's degree program who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and who has already taken enough honors seminars and/or credits to meet the program's requirements by the time of graduation.

Advisors will be asked to confirm on the student's Petition to Graduate that the student has met the program's requirements:

  • Continuous cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher during participation in the program.
  • Minimum seven credits of honors-level coursework, six of which must be derived from honors courses (other than independent studies), earned over three semesters.

Advisors of Bachelor's Degree Honors Program Scholars

For a general description of the Bachelor's Degree Honors Program, please click here.

SUNY Delhi's Bachelor's Degree Honors Program officially began in Fall 2009. The following students are eligible to become part of the program:

  • Any incoming freshman enrolled in a bachelor's degree program who earned a regents diploma with a minimum average of 88%.
  • Any student currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and who has at least three more years of coursework before anticipated graduation.
  • Any student currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and who has already taken enough honors seminars and/or credits so as to meet the program's requirements by the time of graduation.

Advisors will be asked to confirm on the student's Petition to Graduate that the student has met the program's requirements:

  • Continuous cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher during participation in the program.
  • Minimum twelve credits of honors-level coursework, nine of which must be derived from honors courses (other than independent studies), earned over the course of three academic years.

Proposing HONR 220: Interdisciplinary Studies and HONR 250: Special Topics Courses

The Honors Program Advisory Committee (HPAC) invites and encourages full-time faculty members from all disciplines on campus to consider submitting a proposal for an HONR 220: Interdisciplinary Studies course or an HONR 250: Special Topics course. HPAC's primary concern and responsibility is to ensure the academic rigor required by honors-level courses.

Full-time faculty members interested in taking advantage of this opportunity should first check with the Dean of their Academic School. With their Dean's approval, they should submit an Honors Course Proposal to HPAC by sending an electronic copy to Dr. Terry Hamblin hamblitr@delhi.edu. The full-time faculty member will then be asked to come to an HPAC meeting to discuss the proposal with committee members.

Once an interdisciplinary studies or special topics course has been approved by HPAC, it can be offered again without the need for subsequent reapproval. Descriptions for courses previously approved can be found here.

Proposing HONR 350: Special Topics Courses

The Honors Program Advisory Committee (HPAC) invites and encourages full-time faculty members from all disciplines on campus to consider submitting a proposal for an HONR 350: Special Topics course. HPAC's primary concern and responsibility is to ensure the academic rigor required by honors-level courses.

Full-time faculty members interested in taking advantage of this opportunity should first check with the Dean of their Academic School. With their Dean's approval, they should submit an Honors Course Proposal to HPAC by sending an electronic copy to Dr. Terry Hamblin, hamblitr@delhi.edu. The full-time faculty member will then be asked to come to an HPAC meeting to discuss the proposal with committee members.

Once an interdisciplinary studies or special topics course has been approved by HPAC, it can be offered again without the need for subsequent reapproval. Descriptions for courses previously approved can be found here.

Proposing HONR 290: Independent Study Courses

Full-time faculty interested in supervising an honors-level independent study course should first get the approval of the Dean of their Academic School.  With their Dean's approval, the full-time faculty member and student should fill out and submit an HONR 290: Independent Study Contract to the Honors Program Advisory Committee (HPAC) by sending an electronic copy to Dr. Terry Hamblin (hamblitr@delhi.edu). The faculty member and student will then be invited to discuss the proposal at an HPAC meeting.

The Honors Program Advisory Committee (HPAC)

Academic School and At-Large Representatives

  • School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Representative: Dr. Dan Klossner, 615 Evenden Tower, 607-746-4274, klossndp@delhi.edu
  • School of Applied Technologies Representative: Matthew House, 215 Electrical Technologies Center, 607-746-4075, housema@delhi.edu
  • School of Nursing Representative: Cheri Rossi, online, 607-746-4810, rossicd@delhi.edu
  • School of Business and Hospitality, Business Representative: Lynne Smith, 142 Sanford Hall, 607-746-4047, smithgl@delhi.edu
  • School of Veterinary and Applied Sciences Representative: Dr. Jennifer Lukovsky, 158 Farnsworth Hall, 607-746-4423, lukovsjs@delhi.edu
  • School of Business and Hospitality, Hospitality Representative: Heidi Yorke, 106 MacDonald Hall, 607-746-4353, yorkeha@delhi.edu
  • Member-at-large: Brook Denison, 150 Farnsworth Hall, 607-746-4068, denisobb@delhi.edu 
  • Member-at-large: Rich Celli, 148E Sanford Hall, 607-746-4360, cellird@delhi.edu
  • Member-at-large: Dr. Michelle Jones, 707 Evenden Tower. 607-746-4313, jonesmc@delhi.edu