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Alcuin Award

Awarded by Undergraduate Education, the Alcuin Fellowship recognizes proven excellence in teaching, willingness to pursue interdisciplinary education and potential to create exceptional educational experiences. These outstanding faculty are considered Honors Program Faculty and have unique opportunities to learn from each other, collaborate with other top university instructors and participate in teaching development in the Honors community .

In partnership with another faculty fellow, Alcuin recipients develop an Honors Unexpected Connections course (3.0 credits) and typically teach once each year during the three-year term as a fellow. See course information here. These courses comprise the core of the Honors Program curriculum and are required of all Honors students. In addition, these courses meet two GE requirements, are intended to be highly interdisciplinary, and are designed by the faculty pair around the intersection of their two disciplines. Ideally, faculty teams represent "high tension" pairings; in other words, they come from disciplinary backgrounds or fields not usually associated together. The Honors Program also invites Alcuin Fellows to participate in Program events, mentor Honors’ students, and facilitate interdisciplinary research.

The Alcuin Fellowship, created in 1986, is named after Alcuin of York (c. 730- 802), a leading figure of the Renaissance who brought about far-reaching educational renewal.

Eligibility: Candidates must be full-time professorial faculty. Continuing faculty status is highly recommended and candidates must have at least five years’ experience at BYU.

Application: Candidates may apply or be nominated, and may apply individually or as a teaching partnership. See details here.

Deadline: February 15. Once awarded, fellows typically begin their term the following academic year (fall or winter semester).

Questions? We invite faculty or departments to contact the Honors Program Director or Assistant Director with any questions, or for additional information.