University Honors Program

University Honors Program

Submitting Honors Experiential Learning Project Proposals & Reflective Essays

Deadlines for Proposal & Reflective Essay Review 

University Honors experiential learning project proposals and reflective essays are reviewed on a monthly basis, with the exception of July (during which time UHP advisors are fully immersed in the annual status check review process for all students).

You may submit a proposal or reflective essay at any time; there is no need to wait until a deadline to submit. Your submission will automatically be reviewed with all reviews for the upcoming deadline.

Fall Semester 2014 Deadlines

Submission Deadline

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5pm, Tuesday, August 5 August 20
5pm, Friday, September 5
September 20
5pm, Sunday, October 5 October 20
5pm, Wednesday, November 5 November 20
5pm, Friday, December 5 December 20

The deadlines for all proposal and reflective essay submissions will be on the 5th of the month (with the exception of July). Students should submit proposals or reflective essays through the UHP database, following the steps outlined below. 

Following submissions, UHP advisors will offer feedback to students by the 20th of each month.

Important note:
If you are seeking feedback by a particular date, please be sure to submit your proposal far enough in advance so that you can receive feedback by that time. We recommend submitting your proposal at least two months prior to your experience beginning, if possible.

Students should seek approval prior to beginning a project in order to confirm that it meets University Honors standards. Submitting a proposal after a project has begun could impact whether or not it is accepted. Submitting a proposal after a project has begun could also impact whether or not a grant is awarded and the amount of the grant.

How to Submit a Proposal for Review and Approval:

  1. Remember that submission deadlines fall on the 5th of every month (except July). 
  2. All of the elements detailed in the proposal form must be reflected in your honors experiential learning project proposal. Please use the experiential learning project proposal rubric to evaluate your proposal prior to submission; reviewers will use the same rubric to evaluate your proposal.
  3. All students should submit their proposals through the UHP online database.
  4. Log in to the database and click on "Tracking Project". Click "edit" to add a new file and input the title, dates of the project, and other requested information. Save the project.
  5. Click the "browse" button on the right side of the screen to upload your word document for your proposal.
  6. Once you've uploaded the file, it is considered submitted to your advisor.
  7. If you submitted a budget for an honors grant in your proposal, you will receive a separate email from Tricia Yee regarding that request (Tricia coordinates the grant award process).
  8. You should expect to receive feedback from your honors advisor via email by the 20th of that month. 
  9. If revisions are requested, you should submit your revised proposal in the same manner (upload the document within the project on the UHP online database). Please make sure all file names are unique (so that your original proposal is not overwritten).

How to Submit a Reflective Essay for Review and Approval:

  1. Pay close attention to the submission deadlines listed above.
  2. For self-designed projects, students are required to complete and submit a reflective essay.
  3. To submit your reflective essay, log in to the UHP online database and click on "Tracking Project". Select the project you created when you submitted your proposal and click the "browse" button on the right side of the screen to upload the word document for your reflective essay. Do not create a new project record for your reflection.
  4. Once you've uploaded the file, it is considered submitted to your advisor.
  5. You should expect to receive feedback from your UHP advisor via email by the 20th of the month. 
  6. If revisions are requested, you should submit your revised reflective essay in the same manner (upload the document within the project on the UHP online database). Please make sure all file names are unique.
  7. In order to complete the experience, you also must thoughtfully document the experience in your learning portfolio. You should document your project and learning in your portfolio as described in the Learning Portfolio Documentation Guide (ONLY students using iWebfolio may still use the e-portfolio documentation guide).
    Note: You do not need to upload your documentation to the UHP database (just update your learning portfolio). Please complete documentation of an experience on your learning portfolio prior to submitting your reflective essay for that experience.

Questions?

Please contact your honors academic advisor.