Deadline Dates – Spring 2017Filing an application – Monday, April 17
Submitting the completed project – Monday, June 19
Honors Contract Project (HCP) offers individual students the opportunity to design and carry out a substantial research project, preferably in an upper-level course within a discipline, with the support of a faculty member who is an expert in the field. A completed HCP results in a final product, such as a paper, a portfolio, an original artwork, a computer program, a video recording of a performance, etc. The HCP usually involves writing a typed paper, minimum of 2,500 words (i.e., approx. 10 pages), using Times New Roman, 12-point font, with documentation appropriate to the discipline, or preparing a visual or performance project with a 2-page written summary of the project’s learning outcomes.
Honors Contract Project application
Listing of Honors Academic Liaisons by Department
Behavioral Sciences and Human Services
Communications and Performing Arts
Health, Physical Education and Recreation
History, Philosophy and Political Sciences
HongTu "Eric" Yan
Physical SciencesTourism and Hospitality
Patrick LloydTanya Johnson
The above professors can be reached by email: First name.Last firstname.lastname@example.org(Example: Valerie.Sokolova@kbcc.cuny.edu)
Extension Request: Students who have done a significant amount of work on the HCP but find that they are unable to meet the final submission deadline, may request an extension form at the Honors House. The faculty mentor and department Honors Academic Liaison must both give approval for the extension. The form must be filed at the Honors House no later than the last day of classes.
Plagiarism: SafeAssign is used to prevent plagiarism and to create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase. Once students submit their paper on Blackboard, they can see details regarding the percentage of text in the submitted paper that matches existing sources. It allows students to go back and fix mistakes.
HCP Cancellation: Students who find they cannot complete an HCP are required to notify the HonorsHouse staff as soon as possible by calling 718-368-5365 or by visiting M377.
Honors Symposium and Honors Journal
The Honors Program offers two opportunities to acknowledge students who have done outstanding work on a contract:
Honors Symposium: Held once a term, the Symposium is an event that gives students the chance to practice public speaking in a round-table setting while talking about their contract – i.e., what question was researched, what methodology was used, what were the findings, what would you do as a follow up to this project, what were the challenges you faced while doing the contract, etc. Participants receive a certificate of recognition and their names/presentations are printed in the symposium booklet along with that of their faculty mentor. Contact Helen-Margaret Nasser in the Honors House for details.
Distinctions: A “referred” Honors Journal consisting of ten to twelve scholarly articles and creative works, usually honors contracts, is published each term. Submissions are accepted from September through May. Contact the editor Robert Blaisdell (contact listed below) or visit the Honors House. An awards ceremony occurs at the end of each term during which the students and their professors speak briefly about their work and a certificate is awarded.
Professor Robert BlaisdellRoom Femail@example.com