Honors faculty foster a culture of experimentation and improvement, continuously revising curriculum and pedagogical approaches. This environment is further enhanced through team-teaching, which not only provides daily professional development opportunities, but also allows faculty to serve as models of civil discourse—a skill that’s never been more important than it is today. Launched with two full-time faculty for 250 high-achieving students, the Honors College needs to increase its core faculty to ensure consistent curriculum and quality mentoring.
Every day, faculty involved in team-teaching bring new knowledge about teaching and learning back to their disciplinary homes. Endowed professorships bring in highly qualified educators and take pressure off Westminster’s operating budget. Investing in shared faculty lines is the most efficient use of precious college resources—helping two growing departments at once and ensuring a culture of continuous learning across campus.