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Faculty Resources


Thank you for contributing to the success of the University Honors Program. This page is designed as a resource for you. If you do not find the information you are seeking, please do not hesitate to contact us at 815-753-0694 or

Key Documents & Faculty Resources

In-Course Honors Contracts

We recommend that students take a designated Honors course whenever possible. In the event that the student is unable to take a designated Honors course, due to scheduling availability or having to take major requirements that aren't traditionally offered as Honors. We recommend that they pursue an In-Course Contract to satisfy their Honors requirements for the semester. 


If you are teaching an undergraduate who maintains a 3.2 GPA or above and is interested in joining the University Honors Program, please encourage the student to schedule an appointment with an advisor at the University Honors Center. Appointments can be made by telephone at 815-753-0694, email at or in person at the University Honors Center in Campus Life Building 110, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Meeting Space

The University Honors Center in Campus Life Building 110 offers meeting and classroom space options:

  • Capstone Library - Seats about 12 around a seminar table
  • Large classroom/small classroom - A movable wall allows this space to be adjusted to fit smaller or larger groups. The room is equipped with smart classroom technology.

To reserve space in the University Honors Center, please call 815-753-0694.

Honors Committee

The University Honors Committee is comprised of faculty, administrators and students to advise, evaluate and make recommendations to the University Honors Program.

University Honors Great Professor Award Recipients

This annual, university-wide award recognizes NIU faculty and staff for their leadership, dedication and service to the University Honors Program.

  • 2017 - Bart Sharp
  • 2016 - Masih Shokrani
  • 2015 - Madelyn Kerbach Anderson & Tim Pierce
  • 2014 - Nicholas Pohlman
  • 2013 - Tim Ryan
  • 2012 - Rebecca Houze
  • 2011 - Dennis Barsema
  • 2010 - Nancy Castle
  • 2009 - Jason Hawke
  • 2008 - Christopher Jones
  • 2007 - Judy Santacaterina
  • 2006 - Steve Franklin
  • 2005 - Carol Demoranville
  • 2004 - Thomas Roberts
  • 2003 - Gary Glenn
  • 2002 - Nancy Nuzzo
  • 2001 - C. Daniel Dillman

Contact Us

University Honors Program 
Campus Life Building 110
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0694