The program has four requirements, all intended to enhance the senior thesis experience for Fellows and to enhance the visibility of the thesis process within the Honors Program.
• All Fellows will be expected to spend the 10 weeks of the program engaged in disciplined pursuit of their theses.
• All Fellows are expected to be active participants in weekly two-hour meetings of the Fellows cohort, providing insight and support to other Fellow’s work.
• Each Fellow will make two short presentations to Honors freshmen attending orientation.
• During the summer, Fellows will reflect on the thesis process and their progress in a manner intended to make explicit the tacit knowledge which characterizes expertise. This will include producing:
o A polished thesis proposal - a modest but thorough document describing the background and your plan for your thesis.
o A well prepared and delivered research presentation - this will be done in a format appropriate for a scholarly conference in your discipline, and recorded as digital video.
o Reflective work in a variety of web accessible new media formats, suitable for explaining the content and importance of their research to a lay audience.