To provide the best possible education for Clark Honors College students, we invite participation both in and out of the classroom from faculty across all departments and disciplines at the University of Oregon.
Primary Thesis Advisors
Every Clark Honors College student must research, write, and orally defend a senior thesis. Projects can take different forms depending on the student's major, and we rely on faculty from the student's major department to serve as their Primary Thesis Advisor throughout the process.
Faculty in Residence
Each year, the University of Oregon appoints tenured and tenure-track faculty for three-year renewable terms as CHC Faculty-in-Residence. The CHC’s small class sizes and innovative curriculum lend themselves to experiments in pedagogy and curricula. Honors college classes are discussion-based, with small groups of 15-19 highly motivated students with strong academic skills. The CHC serves students from every undergraduate major across campus, and our classes encourage interdisciplinarity while cultivating critical and creative thinking, writing, reading, and communication skills.
Affiliated faculty are award-winning teachers and researchers from across the University of Oregon, who apply to teach one or more courses designed specifically for the honors college. These experts bring a breadth of interests and topics to their courses, and provide invaluable learning and mentorship experiences for honors college students.