Faculty Forms

The Paul Lauren Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award

The Paul Lauren Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award was established to recognize UM faculty members who excel in guiding undergraduate students in their research projects in the Davidson Honors College. The award pays tribute to Regents Professor Paul Gordon Lauren. Over the last three decades, Professor Lauren has served as a mentor to many undergraduates pursuing advanced research in history and other fields. This annual award of at least $1,000 per designee will recognize one or more faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in mentoring undergraduate research projects in the Davidson Honors College. Any UM faculty member, student, or alumni may nominate a UM faculty member for this award. Nomination deadline: February 15. Deadline extended to April 15, 2014.

Eligibility Information: The Paul Lauren Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award
Nomination Form: The Paul Lauren Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award

Procedures and Criteria for the Review of Honors Courses

Invitation to Faculty
Honors Course Procedures
Honors Course Proposal Form
Statement of Qualitative Difference

How to Construct Your Own Honors Course

Because the Davidson Honors College is committed to student engagement in learning, we offer the opportunity for students to collaborate with faculty in developing their own Honors courses. Any DHC student in good academic standing may make a regularly scheduled 3- or 4-credit course into an Honors course by approaching the faculty member teaching that course and asking him/her to grant one credit of independent study (HONR 192, 392, or 492) to do additional coursework. The faculty member must be willing to evaluate and grade the student’s independent study work, and the student must complete additional assignments (such as additional reading, writing, fieldwork, research, or community service) to earn the additional credit. Click the link below for further information and a course approval form.

Construct Your Own Honors Course Approval Form

Honors Independent Study Approval Form

The Davidson Honors College offers students the opportunity to engage in independent study under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Any DHC student in good academic standing may propose an Honors Independent Study Project by approaching a faculty member and asking him/her to supervise the project for independent study course credit (HONR 192, 392, or 492). The faculty member must be willing to evaluate and grade the student’s independent study project, and the student must develop a project that entails the completion of academic assignments of sufficient scope to justify the agreed number of credits. Click the link below for further information and a project approval form.

Honors Independent Study Project Approval Form