The midterm conference is a MANDATORY advising session that takes place twice a year (fall and spring terms) to review your academic progress and select courses for next semester. No matter what your designation (first-year, sophomore, junior, or senior) you must attend a midterm conference to remain in good standing in the Honors Program and receive advanced priority registration.
Honors students arrange and complete—with the instructing professor’s consent and oversight—a contract for work that, when completed to the professor’s satisfaction, earns them Honors credit. Honors contracts must be in an upper-level course (3000 and 4000 series) in the student's major. The student may cancel an Honors Contract at any time without penalty. Students will be expected to include any products of their Honors Contract in their Honors Portfolio.
Honors Contract in a Non-Honors Course
A Standard Honors contract in a Non-Honors Course is used to add an Honors dimension to an upper-level Non-Honors class, thus providing the student with a more challenging and enriching academic experience than his or her fellow classmates. The agreement between the student and the instructor must be documented in an "Honors Contract" approved by the student's supervising instructor and Honors mentor, as well as the Director of the Honors Program.
Applied Learning Contract
An Appied Learning Experience is based in an Honor student's major and is designed to allow the student to apply the skills and knowledge acquired their to general practice.
The Applied Learning Honors Experience Overview with Examples (WORD)
Prospectus for an Applied Learning Honors Contract in a Non-Honors Course [with course affiliation] (WORD)
Prospectus for an Applied Learning Honors Contract with No Course Affiliation (WORD)
Honors Senior Capstone
- Capstone Product Deadlines, Spring 2014 (PDF)