Planning Honors Carolina Courses
During the Course Schedule Maintenance period, academic units should submit an Honors Carolina Course Planning Form prior to the scheduling deadline. A reminder will be emailed to directors of undergraduate studies and departmental course scheduling officers with specific dates each semester.
The planning form should include:
- Honors First Year Seminars: Only a limited number of Honors First Year Seminars may be scheduled each year. The Honors Carolina office must confirm that proposed seminars can be accommodated. Note: This procedure is separate from any review and/or approval required by the First Year Seminar Office. Click here for more information.
- Departmental Honors Courses | “H” Courses: Departments may offer Honors sections of any undergraduate course that has been reviewed and approved by the College of Arts & Sciences administrative boards or curriculum committee — ie, any course that currently exists in the Course Inventory. The same General Education requirements approved for a given course number will apply to the Honors version of that course.
Senior Honors Thesis courses do not need to be reported.
Scheduling Honors Carolina Courses
The departmental course scheduling officer should schedule Honors Carolina courses via ConnectCarolina each semester during the Course Schedule Maintenance period.
If a planned course has not been offered previously as an “H” section, it will need to be added to the course Inventory before it can be scheduled in ConnectCarolina. The Honors Carolina office will work directly with the Office of the University Registrar to update the Course Inventory prior to the end of the Course Schedule Maintenance period. Once the Course Inventory is updated, the Honors Carolina office will notify the departmental course scheduling officer that the course is ready to be scheduled in ConnectCarolina.
- Add Consent Flag: This should be set to “No Consent.” Honors Carolina courses should not require special permission to register (with the exception of Honors thesis and research courses). If you believe it is necessary to require consent for a course, include an explanation in the “Notes” field on the Honors Carolina Course Planning Form.
- Enrollment Capacity: This should be set to “24” for all Honors Carolina courses. If you wish to set a lower enrollment, include an explanation in the “Notes” field on the Honors Carolina Course Planning Form. Requests to offer fewer seats in an Honors First Year Seminar should be directed to the First Year Seminar Office.
- Wait List Capacity: This should be set to “0.” Honors Carolina manually maintains wait lists.
- Reserve Capacities: Honors Carolina will set reserve capacities for courses prior to the beginning of registration.
Any changes to an Honors Carolina course offerings (day/time/instructor changes, cancellations, new courses) should be reported to Jason Clemmons immediately.