Please read the information below carefully. Questions may be directed to Stuart Palmer.
Purpose: An Honors Undergraduate Research experience is a means by which Honors students can pursue credit-generating, advanced Honors study by participating in an on-going faculty research project. Students gain experience in research methodology and benefit from one-on-one interaction with faculty. These experiences are typically opportunities for hands-on research; students are assigned letter grades by supervising faculty members.
Example: Students could work in a lab setting on a regular basis to aide in the research process. A lab setting could include a chemistry lab, however, it might also include conducting systematic research through interviews or observations in various settings.
Process: Through collaboration with their Faculty Supervisor, students complete the form that details their role(s) in the research process, as well as expectations for their performance. Once the form is submitted, the information is confirmed by the Faculty Supervisor and reviewed by the Honors Program.
Students will be given a "class permission" from the Honors Program in order to register and are responsible for registering for the credit in a timely manner. Students completing Honors Undergraduate Research for the first time will register for HON 285; students who have previously completed HON 285 will register for HON 286. Students may choose to register for 1 - 6 hours of credit:
Evidence: At the end of the semester students are responsible for submitting evidence of their Honors Undergraduate Research experience to the Honors Program. Students will be contacted with instructions on how to submit their evidence. This evidence is required in order to count the HON 285/286 as an Honors Learning Experience to fulfill Honors Program participation requirements. The Honors Program will archive this evidence in the student's digital portfolio.
The Honors Program is not evaluating the evidence; Faculty Supervisors are responsible for evaluating the student's performance and submitting a grade. Faculty Supervisors will also have the opportunity to provide comments about the student's performance that will be archived with the student's evidence.
Spring 2019: View, complete, and submit the Honors Undergraduate Research Form to initiate the registration process.