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Honors Council

The primary advisory body to the Dean of the Honors College, the Honors Council is composed of faculty, staff, chairs, and students from across campus.

Its primary duties, as taken from its bylaws, are to act, or suggest on proposals, with regard to:

Policies and procedures governing curricula for all Honors programs,

Addition of new Honors courses,

Modification, or deletion, of Honors courses,

Addition of new Honors programs,

Modification, or deletion, of Honors programs, and

Recommendations from the Council on Academic Affairs (CAA) or Council on Teacher Education (COTE) concerning academic policies or general education.

Additionally, the Honors Council reviews and evaluates all Presidential Scholarship applications and makes recommendations as to their funding.


Qualities of Honors Courses and Honors Faculty

The qualities of Honors Courses and Honors Faculty have been reviewed by the Honors Council and are in keeping with recommendations proposed by the National Collegiate Honors Council for universities that have Honors Colleges.

Qualities of Honors Courses (pdf document)

Qualities of Honors Faculty (pdf document)



The bylaws of the Honors Council are reviewed annually.  The most recent version are posted online.

As a Word document, or

As a PDF file.



Members of the Honors Council generally serve staggered three-year terms and may be re-elected once before they must sit out for at least one-year.  The Honors Council is composed of two faculty from each academic college (College of Arts & Humanities - CAH, College of Sciences - COS, College of Education and Professional Studies - CEPS, and the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences - LCBAS), two departmental chairs (one from at least CAH or COS), the faculty instructor of HON 1191, two staff members (from Academic Affairs or Student Affairs), and two Honors Students from two different colleges.  The Dean of the Honors College and Director of Honors Student Affairs are ex officio members of the council. 

Current Members

Council Member Capacity Term Ends Phone Number Email
Dr. Carrie Dale Faculty - CEPS 2015 7889 cmdale
Dr. Peter Andrews Chair - COS 2018 2028 pgandrews
Dr. Melinda Mueller                Faculty - COS 2015 3022 mamueller
Dr. Menghistu Sallehu Faculty - LCBAS 2018 7052 mmsallehu
Dr. Joy Kammerling Faculty - CAH 2013   jmkammerling
Dr. Katie Shaw (Chair) Faculty - LCBAS 2013 6955 kashaw2
Dr. Anita Shelton Chair - CAH 2016 6989 ashelton
Dr. Mary Konkle Faculty - COS 2018 8520 mekonkle
Dr. Jennifer Stringfellow Faculty - CEPS 2014   jlstringfellow
Dr. Christopher Wixson Faculty - CAH 2016   cmwixson
Dr. Karla Sanders Academic Affairs 2014 6056 kjsanders
Dr. Heather Webb Student Affairs 2014 3827 hkwebb
Dr. Dawn VanGunten HON 1191 Instructor Annually 7390 dvangunten
Ms. Jennifer Antkowiak Student 2015   jaantkowiak 
Mr. Ben Feltes Student 2015   bjfeltes
Dr. Richard England, ex officio Dean, Honors College   2017 rengland
Dr. Thomas Spencer, ex officio Director of Honors Student Affairs   2017 tmspencer



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Contact Information

Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College

Pemberton Hall South
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2017
(888) 440-4664
Fax: (217) 581-7222

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