Honors Committee
(FS Bylaws, Article 4.6.3)

Membership of HC

4.6. Standing Committees of the Baccalaureate Council

4.6.1 General

4.6.1.3 Faculty members appointed to a standing committee by a college curriculum committee shall serve a three-year, renewable term beginning in the fall semester. Terms of college appointees shall be staggered.

4.6.1.4 Student members on the committees shall serve one-year, renewable terms beginning in the fall semester.


4.6.3 Honors Committee 

4.6.3.1 Composition

(A) Faculty Representation

1.  One faculty representative from the Baccalaureate Council shall be chosen by the faculty of the Baccalaureate Council.

2.  One faculty representative shall be appointed by the curriculum committee of each undergraduate degree-granting college except the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

3.  Three faculty representatives shall be appointed by the curriculum committee of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to represent the areas of the humanities, the social sciences, and other sciences.

4.  One faculty representative shall be appointed by the faculty of the University Libraries.

5.  The chair shall be elected by the voting members of the Honors Committee and shall serve a one-year renewable term beginning in the fall semester.

(B) Student Representation

1.  Five student members shall serve on the Honors Committee. Four of these shall be selected by all the students enrolled in the honors program from among the students in the program. The fifth student member shall be a recognized honors program student leader (e.g., lead honors fellow) appointed by the honors program director.

(C) Administrative Representation. The vice provost for undergraduate education and the director of University Honors shall be ex officio, nonvoting members.

4.6.3.2 Duties

(A) To advise the director for University Honors on the administration of the program.

(B) To monitor and evaluate the University Honors Program, and to make recommendations for its improvement.

(C) To evaluate individual components of the University Honors Program and make recommendations to the colleges and departments for their improvement.

(D) To participate in the selection of the director for University Honors.

(E) To advise the director for University Honors on extracurricular components of the program.

(F) To report its work to the Baccalaureate Council.

 

 

Honors Committee
The HC typpically meets in person on the first Friday of the month during the academic year, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
2024-2025 meeting dates: Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2.
Meeting Minutes

MEMBERSHIP
2023-2024
2024-2025
2025-2026
2026-2027
BC Faculty
Trude Jacobsen
Business
Barton Sharp
Barton Sharp
Education
Melanie Koss Melanie Koss Melanie Koss Melanie Koss
Engineering & Engineering Technology
*Nicholas Pohlman Nicholas Pohlman Nicholas Pohlman Nicholas Pohlman
Health and Human Sciences
Melissa Clucas Walter Melissa Clucas Walter Melissa Clucas Walter Melissa Clucas Walter
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Social Sciences
Ches Thurber 
POLS
Ches Thurber
POLS
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Humanities
Damian Fernandez for Joy
HIST
Natalie Joy
HIST
Natalie Joy
HIST
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Natural Sciences
Larry Lurio for Chakraborty
PHYS
Bill Martin
BIOS
Bill Martin
BIOS
Bill Martin
BIOS
Visual and Performing Arts
Jeremy Floyd Jui-Chang Wang Jui-Chang Wang Jui-Chang Wang
University Libraries
Dee Anna Phares Dee Anna Phares Dee Anna Phares
Students (5)
Diana Alvarez
Sadey Havel
Brandon Olsen
Jonah Parra
Molly Schmidt
+ Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Alicia Schatteman Alicia Schatteman
+ Director for University Honors
Andrea Radasanu Andrea Radasanu

* chair
+ ex officio, nonvoting
++ nonvoting

Contact Us

University Council
Altgeld Hall 103

Benjamin Creed
President, Faculty Senate
Chair, University Council
bcreed@niu.edu

Pat Erickson
Administrative Assistant
pje@niu.edu

Linda Saborío
Faculty Advisory Council to the IBHE
lsaborio@niu.edu

Carrie Kortegast
Faculty Personnel Advisor
ckortegast@niu.edu

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