Become a Faculty Scholar

Next Opportunity

We'd love for you to be among our next group of Faculty Scholars!

The next application period will open in fall 2017. Direct questions to Dean of Academic Affairs and Honors Prgrams Susan Edwards at

2016/2017 Faculty Scholars

Meet our Faculty Scholars

The Advisor Institute

The Honors Institute, an annual international Phi Theta Kappa event, is a five-day, exploration of the Honors Study Topic and Honors in Action. The event features fascinating speakers, small group seminars, educational field trips and experiential activities.

Following each speaker presentation, advisors selected as Faculty Scholars facilitate discussions among participants in small-group seminars.

New for 2016/2017

Beginning in 2016, advisors selected as Faculty Scholars will now serve two-year terms. Advisors chosen from the applications submitted in fall 2015 will serve as Faculty Scholars for both the 2016 and 2017 Honors Institutes. Meet our 2016/2017 Faculty Scholars.

Faculty Scholar Benefits

Advisors who have served as Faculty Scholars often refer to this experience as one of the best professional development opportunities in which they have participated. Benefits often include the following:

  • Increasing ones knowledge and understanding of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Being challenged and inspired by the questions and comments from conscientious colleagues and honor students with varied backgrounds
  • Developing ideas to enhance chapter and regional Honors in Action programming
  • Gathering ideas, study questions and bibliographies to be used in their own classrooms


Any advisor who intends to continue serving as a Phi Theta Kappa advisor throughout the full 2018-2020 academic years may apply except advisors who served as faculty scholars in the 2016/2017 period.


In addition to facilitator experience and knowledge of the Honors Study Topic, applications are evaluated on length and quality of Phi Theta Kappa service and the applicant’s geographic location and field of study to ensure a diverse class. Advisors selected to serve as Faculty Scholars are notified of their selection in late fall.


Faculty Scholars receive intensive training and preparation to serve in their roles. Advisors selected as Faculty Scholars must attend both training sessions.

  • Faculty Scholar Conference Round 1 – typically held at Phi Theta Kappa’s Center for Excellence in Jackson, Mississippi in late January
  • Faculty Scholar Conference Round 2 – onsite at the Honors Institute location days prior to the Honors Institute