There are many reasons why Honors students are interested in serving as a Team Leader.  The Team Leader program is a preeminent opportunity for Honors students to: 

  • Work together as colleagues to meet common goals
  • Develop leadership skills including communication, public speaking, group facilitation, critical thinking, and problem solving
  • Become involved in both the UCF and broader Orlando community
  • Network with faculty, community leaders, and business professionals
  • Form meaning friendships
  • Experience working administratively with a university course

An Honors Team Leader is:

  • An active and involved member of the UCF community
  • Dedicated to helping other students succeed
  • Approachable and assertive
  • Comfortable leading difficult discussion and speaking in front of their peers
  • Creative thinkers

The Team Leader application and selection processes occur during the spring semesters. 


Benefits for Honors Freshmen
While being a member of The Burnett Honors College allows for a more applied learning environment, many of our incoming freshmen may still have questions about how to get involved or find certain resources on campus.  Team Leaders are a point of contact for our Honors freshmen during their first semester in college, and can offer advice on fields of study, how to balance academics with co-curricular experiences, and how to plan for future semesters.


Learning Outcomes
As a result of having a Team Leader in Honors Symposium, Honors freshmen will:

  • Learn about various campus resources and opportunities that will enhance their educational experience
  • Form a beneficial connection to the University of Central Florida and Orlando communities
  • Create positive social networks with peers and faculty
  • Make a successful transition to the University of Central Florida

Team Leaders help to facilitate learning outcomes by:

  • Being available to students
  • Upholding the tenets of the UCF creed
  • Setting an example for student success and academic involvement
  • Helping students make healthy and responsible decisions
  • Creating and maintaining an appropriate professional relationship with students
  • Fostering a learning environment that includes building a sense of community within the classroom, encouraging reflection and growth, and active engagement in class activities