Documents and Forms

Options for Earning Honors Credit

Honors students may choose from a variety of ways to earn honors credit, many of which emphasize exploring topics or deepening knowledge and expertise related to their majors. Each option requires the submission of a proposal form appropriate for the type of course or experience.

  • Contract forms should be submitted at the beginning of the semester in which the contract work will be completed.
  • Internship and applied learning forms should be submitted before the project begins.
  • Research assistance, teaching assistance, and directed studies forms should be submitted at least two weeks before the start of the semester in which the contracts will be fulfilled.

*Several of the forms below require a signature which should be scanned and submitted to the Honors College. Free mobile scanning apps are available at no cost. A few options can be found here. 

  • In Spring 2019, KSU is hosting the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. You can find out more at this link. If you have questions, email Dr. Stallings.

    Let us know if this is your plan at this link.

  • Honors Contract Handout

    • Students may collaborate directly with an instructor to turn any course into an Honors Learning Experience.
    • Students can customize a project to further their understanding of the Foundations of Honors Learning.
    • Workshops are available through the Honors College to equip students with the skills and tools to develop, pursue, and fulfill meaningful Honors contracts.

    Contract Proposal Form (due within the first month of the current semester)

    • Students learn while they gain experience related to their majors by focusing on one of the Foundations of Honors Learning through a special project during an internship experience.

    Internship Proposal Form

    • An applied learning experience is a less formal way than an internship to acquire hands-on experience related to your major.  Some common types of applied learning include volunteering, shadowing a professional, and tutoring (in each case, the experience should be related to your major in a substantial way). You should spend 48 hours during a semester to earn an Applied Learning Experience HLE.

      Applied Learning Proposal Form (due within the first month of the current semester)
      Applied Learning Report & Reflection (submit by the last class day of the semester)
    • Students develop teaching and leadership skills and document evidence of their Honors learning while working as a Teaching Assistant with one of their professors. You may sign up for this course for 0-3 hours. You should meet the professor's expectations for amount of time you spend on the class. As a general guideline, spend at least 2-3 hours a week for each credit hour you earn.

       

      Teaching Assistant Proposal Form (due within the first month of the current semester)
      Teaching Assistant Report & Reflection
      (submit by the last class day of the semester)
    • Students develop a special course of study that is directed by a faculty member. They learn project management skills while activating deep learning in an area of study.

      Directed Study Instructions
  • Spring 2019 HON 4497 Syllabus

    By January 18th - Meet with your Honors supervisor.

    You will submit a signature form showing your capstone faculty supervisor's and department/school liaison's approval at two points:

    Initial Checkpoint (February 8, 2019):

    *Submit draft (March 22, 2019) to faculty supervisor by email.

    *Submit revised draft (April 12, 2019) to faculty supervisor and department/school liaison by email.

    Final Checkpoint (April 26, 2019):

    *Recommended deadlines. Faculty supervisors may make earlier deadlines.

  • Spring 2019 HON 4499 Syllabus

    You will submit information and a signature form showing your capstone faculty supervisor's and department/school liaison's approval at two points:

    Midterm Checkpoint (February 22, 2019):

    *Submit draft (March 22, 2019) to faculty supervisor by email.

    *Submit revised draft (April 10, 2019) to faculty supervisor and department/school liaison by email.

    Final Checkpoint (April 19, 2019):

    *Recommended deadlines. Faculty supervisors may make earlier deadlines.

    If you're an Honors student planning to graduate this semester, we'd love to hear your future plans. Please fill out the Honors Alumni form located here.

  • Support is available for presentation of Honors projects at professional conferences.
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