The Honors Program requires a cumulative portfolio focused on social awareness. This can include identifying, solving, or improving a social problem, or it can include bringing awareness to cultural diversity. The steps to complete this project will exemplify the student’s skills as a researcher, writer, and critical thinker.
For each Honors course completed, students will apply the methodology of the course to generate a part of their portfolio. Some classes will support the research stage of the portfolio project; others will present the needed skills for practical application. Portfolios must reflect interdisciplinary research and the listed Student Learning Outcomes.
Portfolios must include the following items:
- Portfolio proposal, to include topic selection, research methodology, and purpose (note: proposals must be approved by the academic advisors)
- Annotated bibliography of sources
- Multimodal presentation
- Academic research essay
- Cover Letter
- Self-Assessments (Learning styles, career assessments, leadership assessments, etc.)
- One page reflection on the assessment results
- Certificates and/or Honors or recognition (if any)
- Two page reflection paper, to include gaps of learning and/or skill to be improved about the overall program and goal setting for the future.
Building Your Portfolio
Part One: Proposal
The portfolio should begin with a topic proposal, wherein students provide the specific focus, direction, and significance of their topic choice. Proposals should be one-page that details:
- Why this topic was chosen
- Its significance to a larger reading public
- The methods of research, to include resources a student plans to use
- Solutions or suggestions that show careful examination of one’s topic