Honors Contract Proposal

Honors Contracts provide students the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on independent projects in courses they are enrolled in to develop special skills and gain in-depth knowledge related to the course. 

The first section of the Honors Contract proposal needs to be completed by the student. The next section should be completed by the instructor in collaboration with the student. After the Honors Contract submission deadline, the contract will be assigned to a faculty reviewer. The faculty reviewer will either approve the contract or request revisions. The Honors College will keep everyone informed as to the status of the contract.

For approved contracts, the Honors College will contact the instructor at the end of the semester asking whether the student successfully completed the Honors Contract. Upon successful completion of the contract, the course will be designated as “Honors” on the student’s transcript.

For more information see Honors College Contract Proposal directions and guidance.

Student Name*
Instructor Name*

Honors Contract Proposal Detailed Information

This section should be completed by the instructor in collaboration with the student.

For more information see Honors College Contract Proposal directions and guidance.

Please check all of the attributes or expected outcomes that apply to the proposed Honors Contract project which produce a significant learning experience for the student:*
Instructor Name*

Assignment of Faculty Reviewer

Faculty Reviewer Name*

Faculty Review of Honors Contract Proposal

Project activities are directly linked to identified outcomes with a sufficient level of detail. *
The proposal demonstrates specifically how the project goes beyond the standard requirements for the course.*
The proposal places the Contract project within the context of the larger course.*
The project encourages increased complexity, depth/breadth of knowledge and skills, rather than just lengthening an existing assignment.*
The project is of reasonable rigor and size to merit the requested hours of Honors credit.*
The project’s scope is clearly explained with adequate details, as relevant, such as required format, number of pages, amount of reading, number of meetings, expected completion date(s), etc.*
Deliverables and assessment are clear and acceptable.*
Faculty Review Options*
Optional.

Second Faculty Review of Honors Contract Proposal

Faculty Review Options*

Final Faculty Review of Honors Contract Proposal

Faculty Review Options*

Honors Hold

Send to Instructor for Final Evaluation*

Final Instructor Evaluation

Did the student complete the Honors Contract?*