Honors College Faculty Council

Faculty and student participation in the University and College governance is vital to the proper functioning of the University. Faculty interest in direction and development of the Honors College not only reflects their formal right to contribute to University decision making but indicates their responsibility to do so as professional scholars and researchers. The Honors College offers opportunity for faculty and student participation in college governance.

At the college level the major contexts for faculty participation in the determination of college-wide policy are meetings of the college faculty and students (the General Assembly), the University Honors College Council comprised of the Honors College Student Council and the Honors College Faculty Council as well as such committees as it may form, the Appeals Committee, the Faculty Fellows committee, the Scholarship committee, and ad hoc committees as may be created (WSU Honors College Governance Bylaws).

The Honors College Faculty Council consists of 9 Faculty, one from each of the Senate divisions; the College Dean, ex-officio non-voting, and the College Advisor, ex-officio non-voting.  Members are selected by recommendation of the Council Chair to the Dean by May 1st each year. A faculty chair is elected by a vote of the majority at the first meeting of the fall semester. Each faculty member shall serve a 3-year term.

The Honors College Faculty Council currently meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month when classes are in session from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The agenda and the minutes of each meeting are generally posted the day before the meeting.

Faculty Council Members

Imran Musaji – Health Professions
Holger Meyer – LAS Math/Natural Science
Elaine Bernstorf – Fine Arts
Nathan Filbert – (chair) - University Libraries
Samantha Gregus – LAS Social Sciences
Patrick Bondy – LAS Humanities
Jeremy Patterson – Applied Studies, College of Innovation and Design
Roy Myose – Engineering
Atul Rai – Business
Honors Advisor or Designated Representative, ex-officio nonvoting
Honors Dean, ex-officio nonvoting

Standing Agenda 2023


HCFC Meeting April 21, 2022


  1. Open Meeting: Faculty Fellows presentations
  2. Executive Meeting (closed)
    1. KBOR Program Review update
    2. Faculty Fellows 2022-23 proposed
    3. As May Arise

Materials sent to the committee by email: KBOR program review draft – FYI; Faculty Fellows application letter; ePortfolio action plan

Next gathering: May 4th 3:30-5:30 student leaders and faculty council at RSC Grill & Lanes. Please RSVP online - yes, no, or maybe - by April 25th.


Meeting open to campus on Zoom: https://wichitastate.zoom.us/j/96183901957?pwd=b2xRbXV5SmRRNHR3ZGJKVUZWWDROZz09#success

General Faculty Meeting on May 14, 2020



End of Year Report - Honors College Student Council

Honors College Faculty Council 2020 Annual Report

HCFC 2019-2020 Annual Report

Report to President Golden

Presentation by Martin Ratcliffe

Presentation by Moriah Beck

Honors General Faculty Meeting Overview Power Point

This Powerpoint includes the welcome information, excerpts from information about fall course planning, and links to resources mentioned during the meeting.

Virtual opportunities hosted for incoming Honors students  

Honors Faculty Virtual Event 

Thank you to Jessi Raburn, Dr. Martin Ratcliffe, Dr. Elaine Bernstorf and Dr. Chelsea Redger-Marquardt for sharing information about curriculum, advising, types of experiences students can expect in an Honors class, mentorship and much more. Also, thank you to the Office of Admissions for helping to promote and host the event. 

Watch the recorded event here.

Cohen Enhancement Scholarship Virtual Event  

Thank you to Inneke Vargas, Maribel Sanchez, Aidan Jude and 2017 alumna Katie Deutsch for sharing their experiences and answering question from the virtual attendees about how their experiences funded through the Cohen Enhancement scholarship have impacted them. Also, thank you to the Office of Admissions for helping to promote and host the event.  

Watch the recorded event here