Dr. Corinne Wieben currently serves as the Robert O. Schulze Chair for Honors & Interdisciplinary Studies.
The Robert O. Schulze Chair for Honors & Interdisciplinary Studies provides vision and oversight for the curricular programs within the Division of Undergraduate Academic Engagement. The Schulze Chair works in collaboration with the full time Executive Director of Undergraduate Academic Engagement who has primary responsibility for admissions, scholarship support, advising, co- curricular programming, and summer continuity, and is supported by the Administrative Service Center staff for Non-College Units in Academic Affairs. Appointment is for three years; the incumbent may seek reappointment.
The Schulze Chair serves as program coordinator for undergraduate interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary programs not housed in a specific academic department/school or college. At present, these include the Interdisciplinary Studies: Student Designed B.A. and the curricular components of the HonorsProgram. The Schulze Chair teaches all sections of HON 351/451, provides leadership for the Faculty Advisory Council, recruits faculty to submit course proposals and serve as instructors for honors courses, provides guidance and support to Honors Program students pursuing an honors capstone, and provides faculty guidance for the curricular aspects of the McNair Scholars Program.
The Schulze Chair is selected through a competitive process every 3 years, with renewal of term possible. The Chair reports to the AVP for Undergraduate Studies.
This position is funded through the endowment established in the name of Robert O. Schulze.