Presentation on theme: "Honors and Undergraduate Research. Our Mission Honors and Undergraduate Research provides high- impact educational experiences and challenges students."— Presentation transcript:
Honors and Undergraduate Research
Our Mission Honors and Undergraduate Research provides high- impact educational experiences and challenges students in all academic disciplines to graduate from an enriched, intellectually-stimulating curriculum.
What We Do Promote high-impact educational experiences Challenge motivated students in all academic disciplines to graduate from an enriched, demanding curriculum Bring together outstanding students and faculty to build a community of knowledge-producers, life-long learners, nationally-recognized scholars, and world citizens
HUR Staff Angela Hines Jamaica Pouncy Shaton Harris Austin Ford Duncan MacKenzie Suma Datta Jonathan Kotinek Tammis Sherman
Undergraduate Research - not just for Honors Students Undergraduate Scholars and Teams Programs (3.0+ cum. GPR) University Honors Program Honors Housing Community National Fellowships and Scholarships - not just for Honors Students Our Main Programs
HUR Changes W-Course Opportunity Travel Grants & SPUR Grants Application for University Honors Honors Student Expectations University Scholar Application Honors Fellows Distinction Support for College & Departmental Honors National Fellowships
W-Course Opportunity Students in the Undergraduate Research Scholars & Teams Program Optional thesis writing course – UGST 491W Requires Request for Approval of W- and C- Courses Outside the Major
Travel Grants & SPUR Grants Undergraduate Research Travel Grants – Application deadline Sept. 30, 2012 & – Jan. 2013 – Primary author & presenting – Up to $500 for specific costs Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Grants – Spring Application – Faculty Peer Review – ~$2000/program
Explorations: The Undergraduate Journal Opportunity for any student to publish research and/or creative work: – Research – Art/Photography – Poetry & Prose Call for Student Board Members, deadline Sept. 30
Incoming freshmen apply through HUR website August 1 – December 1 Transfer students apply as continuing students each spring semester Continuing students may apply up through 60 hours complete at TAMU. Notification in March 2013 Honors Application
Application Process Link from ApplyTexas to University Honors Program website: http://honors.tamu.edu/ProspectiveStudents.html http://honors.tamu.edu/ProspectiveStudents.html Log on to University Honors Program application using NetID 25 multiple choice questions, 2 essays Must sign Housing Contract & pay deposit by Feb. 1 for application to be complete
Selection for Honors Holistic review – Academic preparation – Vision, passion, commitment, risk-taking, curiosity, self- awareness, creativity Designated as Honors Students Required to stay in Honors Freshman Housing, participate in Honors Freshman Learning Community Class size 400+
University Honors Students Must: Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPR & a 3.25 GPR in Honors course work Make progress toward curriculum requirements by taking at least six Honors credits per year. Meet minimum co-curricular participation requirements. Make an annual update to their Honors E-Portfolio.
Honors Student Council Helps students get involved in the Honors Community Advertises Honors opportunity to the campus Represents student concerns to Honors and Undergraduate Research.
Finish first semester with a 3.5+ GPR Apply by March 2013 $2000/yr scholarship Enrichment seminars Honors Ambassadors Peer Leadership Selection is also acceptance to the University Honors Program University Scholars
Honors Fellows 30 hours of honors credit at TAMU (no AP or IB) - 9 in Core Curriculum - 12 in 300/400 level Complete a Capstone experience (choose one): - Undergraduate Research Scholars - Undergraduate Teacher Scholars - Departmental Capstone
College-Level Honors Business Honors Liberal Arts Honors Engineering Scholars Program Honors in Science
Department-Level Honors Architecture Aerospace Engineering Agricultural Economics Ag Leadership Honors Bioenvironmental Sciences Communication English History Mathematics (& Honors Minor in Mathematics) Nutritional Science Political Science Poultry Science Psychology
National Fellowships Graduate Fulbright Coordinated by OGS in collaboration with HUR Seeking faculty who have experience with National Fellowship selection or have been awarded a fellowship to share the experience with students and for selection committees
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