Honors Reporting Center

The Honors Reporting Center is intended only for students who began UHP fall 2018 or later. Students who began UHP prior to fall 2018 should continue to use the PDFs found in the Legacy Forms section.

 

Most Honors Experiences are reported via an associated "WorkflowGen" process. WFG is a paperless tool that allows students, staff, faculty, and other partners to collaborate on the approval process. For detailed information on when and how to report your Honors Experiences, including links to the associated WorkflowGen processes, please see the options below:

 

Appeal For 5xxx-Level Course to Count as an Honors Experience

Launch the WorkflowGen process before the semester starts. The course instructor will indicate whether or not this course will count as an Honors course (it needs to be a course not routinely taken by undergraduates in the major). If approved, it will count as an Honors course should you receive a passing grade.

 

Community-Engaged Work

Sign up for and attend the intake information session/workshop offered for Honors students by the Center for Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL). This session should be attended shortly before or during the time you are doing community-engaged work. Launch the WorkflowGen process once you have decided to attend a specific session. Then, complete all the CCEL module work. The WorkflowGen process will be finalized by CCEL once you have completed the module.

 

Course Add-On

Approach the course instructor(s) before the end of the first week of classes to ask if they are willing to do a course add-on. If so, ask the instructor(s) to complete one of the following 1) an augmented syllabus clearly showing the extra work and meetings above-and-beyond those required by the normal course; 2) a detailed description of the semester-long project, including internal deadlines for drafts or sections, and meeting dates to discuss progress; or 3) a description of the research you will be doing alongside the faculty member, and how it is related to the course. Once you have these materials, launch the WorkflowGen process. Note, you are not able to do a course add-on for a course that already has an Honors version in the course catalog. In that case, you should simply enroll in the Honors version of the course.

 

Honors NEXUS Experience

Sign up for an Honors NEXUS Experience during one of the three sign-up periods: April (for the following fall and spring experiences), August (for fall experiences), or October (for spring experiences). Once you have completed all the requirements for the NEXUS experience you are in, launch the WorkflowGen process.

 

Learning Abroad

Before leaving on your trip, enroll in OLPD3331H, a 1-credit course offered fall, spring, and summer. Your enrollment in this course should overlap with your time abroad, but the course proper may start before you leave. Once you successfully pass the course, you will be granted a non-course Honors Experience; there is no need to launch a WorkflowGen process. Note that this course may be repeated for multiple non-course Honors experiences, but you must travel to a different location each time you enroll.

 

Mentor-Supervised Independent Activity

Before you begin this activity, approach your mentor and make sure that all details of your activity have been agreed upon in writing, and that they amount to 45 hours (or more) of student input and meet the requirements spelled out in the current Honors requirements document. You will need to submit all of these details when launching the WorkflowGen process. Once the activity is complete, the Workflow will prompt your mentor to confirm that you met expectations. Students may complete more than one mentor-supervised independent activity for non-course Honors experiences, but each must be clearly different in nature, such that the growth opportunity is evident each time.

 

More About Mentor-Supervised More Independent Activities

Mentor-supervised non-course Honors experiences can take a variety of forms, including research, internships, and independent study. Some—but hardly all—of these options appear in the Honors Requirements document. If the proposed experience is a major or collegiate requirement, students wishing to count these as Honors Experiences must demonstrate the extraordinary nature of their experience that would go above and beyond what is typically done by non-Honors students completing the same major/collegiate requirement. At a minimum, UHP expects these experiences to provide significant growth opportunities of 45 or more hours in one or more of the following ways:

 

  • Academic: Interacting with and/or creating knowledge in an academic discipline under the guidance of a mentor with an appropriate graduate-level degree or credential from an accredited institution; should not duplicate topics or formats already available to undergraduates in existing coursework students have access to during their undergraduate degree
  • Professional: Directly related to student's career goals after graduation in a way that provides opportunities for growth and development; should go beyond a typical student campus or summer job
  • Personal: Directly related to student's sense of personal growth and development in a way that will provide long-term benefits to their sense of identity and life goals; should not be able to be reported under another non-course experience category (e.g., community engagement or internship)

 

Presentation or Publication

Launch the WorkflowGen process after presenting or publishing at/in a professional venue. The Honors Faculty Representative for your department will be asked to verify that your activity goes beyond the norm for non-Honors students in your major, and that your work rises to an appropriate level.

 

Thesis Proposal

Once you have identified a faculty advisor for your thesis, and have enough of an idea of the thesis work to submit a working title and brief description, launch the workflow. Note that you do not need to have other committee members identified at this time. You should launch the WorkflowGen process (coming soon) no later than the semester before the semester you intend to graduate if you are doing solo-authored work or a year before the semester you intend to graduate if you are doing a group project or co-authored thesis.

 

Thesis Completion

Once you have completed all requirements for the thesis (including any public presentations, performances, oral exams, and so forth), launch the WorkflowGen process (coming soon).