The Odyssey Program

Faculty and Staff Odyssey Access

Faculty and staff can serve in two separate capacities within the Odyssey Program. First, they can propose a project, activity, or course to be coded for Odyssey credit for student participants. Second, they serve as supervisors for student projects and activities. As the supervisor for a project, you will be required to read the proposal and approve it before the experience can be considered for Odyssey credit. If you are the supervisor of record for a pre-approved activity, you will be asked to approve Statement of Intent requests for participating students. 

Proposing a Project, Activity, or Course 

If you would like to propose a project, familiarize yourself with the Odyssey Guide (PDF)  first. You will need to write a 1-2 page narrative for credit request, or a 2-4 page narrative if you are asking for funding. Once you have everything ready, you submit a Proposal Form to obtain credit approval. If you are seeking funding, you also need to fill out a Budget form in excel-revise-2018 and email it to the Odyssey Office at odyssey@hendrix.edu prior to the appropriate funding deadline. 

To add an activity to our pre-approved list, please write a brief narrative about the experience. You should include how it will fulfill the requirements of the Odyssey category. You can email this narrative to odyssey@hendrix.edu, and it will be reviewed by the Committee on Engaged Learning for inclusion on the list of experiences.. Note that your case is bolstered if you propose the experience as a project first to get a track record that can be incorporated into your narrative. 

If you would like to propose an Odyssey code for a course or a course module, please submit an Odyssey Course or Module Proposal form. The form will ask you to be clear about the rationale, the activities that will fulfill the category criteria, the Odyssey-related learning goals, as well as approval from the Department Chair.   

If you are serving as an Odyssey supervisor, familiarize yourself with the requirements for the six Odyssey categories. You can also review the On-line Forms Handbook for Faculty and Staff   


Resources for Faculty and Staff: 


Odyssey Guide (PDF) 

On-line Forms Handbook for Faculty and Staff 

Odyssey Funding Deadlines and Campus Workshops 


On-line Forms 

Reflection Prompts-Ideas for getting the best reflection from your Odyssey students 

Graduating with Distinction in Odyssey 

Contact the Odyssey Office