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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be in the Cormier Honors College to participate in Senior Honors Research?

No! The SHR program is independent of the Cormier Honors College.

What should I expect at my proposal defense?

Proposals are heard by the SHR committee during exam week of the Spring semester. Your faculty sponsor should attend the proposal defense with you. You will be scheduled for a 30 minute time slot, during which:

-The SHR committee chair introduces the SHR committee members and the student.
-The student presents a short (5-10 minute) summary of the project, including an explanation of the project rationale, work completed to date, and plans for future research.
-The student answers questions posed by members of the SHR committee.
-At the conclusion of the defense, SHR committee chair invites the faculty sponsor to contribute additional comments or questions.

What happens next if my proposal is accepted?

If your proposal is accepted by the committee, you and your faculty sponsor will receive a notification from the SHR committee chair. If the committee requests any revisions, a deadline will be given for submission of those revisions, usually during the first week of the fall semester.

What happens next if my proposal is not accepted?

If your proposal is not accepted by the committee, you and your faculty sponsor will receive notification from the SHR committee chair. The SHR committee chair will provide you with comments and concerns raised by the committee and an explanation of why the proposal was not accepted. Proposals that are not accepted initially may be given a chance to resubmit, usually during the first week of the following Fall semester.

What if I need to do my proposal work over the summer or during the fall semester?

Contact the SHR committee chair for prior approval to submit a proposal on a non-traditional timelines.