University Honors ProgramUniversity of Cincinnati

University Honors Program

Submitting Honors Experiential Learning Project Proposals & Reflective Essays

How to Submit a Proposal for Review and Approval:

  1. Pay close attention to the review cycle deadlines listed below.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. All students should submit their proposals through the UHP online database.
  5. 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.
  6. Click the "browse" button on the right side of the screen to upload your word document for your proposal.
  7. Once you've uploaded the file, it is considered submitted to your advisor.
  8. 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).
  9. You should expect to receive feedback from your honors advisor by the deadlines below. 
  10. 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 review cycle deadlines listed below.
  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.
  4. Once you've uploaded the file, it is considered submitted to your advisor.
  5. You should expect to receive feedback by the deadlines below.
  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).

Deadlines for Proposal & Reflective Essay Review 

Honors experiential learning project proposals and reflective essays are typically reviewed once a month during all academic terms. Additional deadlines may be added or existing dates may be revised; please check this page often.

You may submit a proposal or reflective essay at any time during the semester; there is no need to wait until a deadline to submit. Your submission will automatically be reviewed during the next available review cycle.

Important note:
If you are seeking feedback by a particular date, please carefully review the deadlines below to submit your proposal by the necessary deadline.

 

Spring Semester 2014 Deadlines

Proposals & Reflective Essays submitted by: Feedback provided to students by:
5 pm, Monday, January 27

Friday, February 7

5 pm, Monday, February 24
Friday, March 7
5 pm, Wednesday, March 26
Friday, April 4

Summer Semester 2014 Deadlines

5 pm, Monday, May 5 Monday, May 19
5 pm, June 9 Monday, June 23
5 pm, August 4 Monday, August 18
   

 

Questions?

Please contact your honors academic advisor.