- Is there rigorous grading?
- Does the course have an experiential-learning focus?
- Is there an expectation for students to engage in research?
- Is there a requirement for in-field, professional writing assignments?
- Is there a meaningful community service project in conjunction with a scholarly component (such as a paper or presentation)?
- Are there oral presentations in a symposium setting?
- Is there an expectation for creative works (performance, film, scholarly writing, blogs, journals, portfolios)?
- Are there enhanced class discussions, exercises, curricula?
- Is there a challenging reading list?
- Are there guest professionals who will visit the classroom?
- Are there educational excursions or other required attendance at appropriate events outside the classroom (such as Honors Program symposia)?
- Is there a level of inquiry to the course that is unique, challenging and extraordinary?
If this is a new course you are proposing for Honors designation you will, after approval from the Honors Committee, need to complete the Curriculum Committee’s New Course Proposal form and submit it to the Curriculum Committee. You must secure Honors designation approval from the Honors Committee prior to submitting the proposal to the Curriculum Committee. If this is a proposal to create an Honors section of an already existing course, or a special topics course, then you can forgo the New Course Proposal form and submit your proposal solely to the Honors Committee.
In order to present your research at an Honors Conference, you'll need to have a draft of the paper or project ready, along with an outline of the presentation you plan to give at the conference. Participation in these conferences is competitive - we will select only the very best proposals and fully fund those students to attend these conferences.
In order to qualify for travel funds, students and their mentors must have previously requested student travel funds from (1) their respective colleges (e.g., College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, etc.) and (2) their respective departments. Evidence of having requested travel funds from colleges and departments is required in the application.
In addition to completing the application for student travel, students must provide evidence of their participation at the conference. Specifically, they must provide documentation of their inclusion in the conference program and/or a photograph of them presenting at the conference when they return (or both).
Honors Enrichment tutorials are meant to personalize your upper-level classes. They have the potential to lead to scholarly articles in journals or to presentations at professional conferences. They are an agreement between you and the professor of one of your 300- or 400-level classes to meet at least once every other week to discuss a special project on which you are working. The project may be extra problems that you discuss in a seminar, a written paper, or it may be a laboratory experiment, a review of some pertinent literature, a research project or a creative work. Honors enrichment tutorials offer you a special opportunity to interact with your professor to advance your education.
These tutorials are intended to improve the quality of the class and elevate it to an Honors experience for you. You and the professor make the arrangements and submit them to the Director of the Honors Program. You receive Honors designation for the course once the professor indicates successful completion of the tutorial project to the Honors Director. A successfully completed tutorial counts as one Honors course to fulfill the Honors Program requirements.
To arrange an Honors Enrichment Tutorial, simply do the following:
a) Select one of the 300- or 400-level classes you will be taking or are already taking. This must be a class taught by a full-time member of the UT faculty, not an adjunct professor. This class must be taken for a letter grade (A – F), not pass/fail.
b) Approach the professor about doing it as a tutorial as well as a classroom experience. If one professor is unable to do it, another from one of your other upper-level classes usually will.
c) The Agreement Form, completed by you and the professor, to do the class as a tutorial. It includes the project description and outlines the meeting times and topics to be covered.
d) At the conclusion of the term, remind the professor to write the narrative assessment so that it may become part of your file and the professor may receive the stipend. The assessment can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll need the name and ID of the student to complete the form. You'll also need to upload a short document detailing what the student did for the Honors Enrichment Tutorial and whether you think they satisfactorily completed what they had proposed to do.
This form is for your faculty advisor to complete. Please send them a link to this form so they can complete.
Eligibility: Any continuing full-time University of Tampa undergraduate Honors student in good standing is eligible.
The application deadline this year is Friday, December 9, 2016 for travel in the summer of 2017.
Note: Each year’s recipient must submit a photo essay detailing their experiences during their summer journey.
Essays will be posted at www.inspirationthroughexploration.com
For more information on the Timothy M. Smith Inspiration Through Exploration Award, visit
www.inspirationthroughexploration.com or contact the Director of the Honors Program, at email@example.com or (813)
The UT Honors Program will cover the costs of registration, travel, and accommodations for the students who are selected for the UT Harvard delegation. These students, in turn, must accept the obligation to participate fully and to the best of their abilities in the Harvard National Model UN.
Junior or senior in the Honors Program
Record of prior involvement in the Honors Program
Quality and clarity of the written essay
Effective oral communication skills during the interview
Professional demeanor of the applicant
Demonstrated familiarity with the Oxford Study Abroad Program
Uniqueness of the tutorials to be undertaken; the experience at Oxford should be one that can not be found at UT
Perceived aptitude for intense tutorial learning
Perceived commitment to scholarly development
Cumulative GPA is not a deciding factor in the selection process as all applicants must have a 3.5 or higher
Deadlines: Applications for attending Oxford during the Spring Term are due no later than October 14 of the previous year. Applications for attending Oxford during the Fall Term are due no later than the Friday before Spring Break of the Spring Term proceeding the Fall Term. Applications are due at 5:00 pm.
To apply for continuing enrollment in the Honors Program you will need to complete the following application.