This marks the first year of the Curriculum Crash Course’s existence at the Honors College, an event allowing students to meet with professors of the vast majority of Honors courses and colloquiums being offered in Spring 2016. Students will be able to review syllabi and understand the courses in person.
“We hope more students will be able to know the Honors professors and recommend these courses by word of mouth. The only Honors professors I know are the ones I’ve taken, so I think it will be a unique experience,” said Joe Hannon, vice president of SHC.
Valerie Weingart, president of SHC, came up with the idea after taking a colloquium with a professor she had previously taken in the Honors College.
“Based on the PDF, I wouldn’t have read the course description and immediately thought, ‘Yeah, I want to take this!’ I took it because I loved the professor,” Weingart said.
When she asked friends and faculty if there would be any interest in having an event like this, Weingart said she was met with warm reception, especially from the professors.
“The course is more than the paragraph, it’s the person behind it. The students can meet the professor firsthand and be inspired, and professors can have students who want to be there. Everyone benefits,” Weingart said.