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HONORS CONTRACT PROJECT APPLICATION 

Deadline Dates – Spring 2017
Filing an application – Monday, April 17
Submitting the completed project – Monday, June 19

An 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

Department

Room

Ext

Liaison

Office

Ext

Art

S155

x5718

Valerie Sokolova

S261

x5906

Behavioral Sciences and Human Services

D309

x5630

Beth King

D303

x5160

Biological Sciences

S244

x5502

Sherrye Glaser

S222

x5748

Business

M355

x5555

Theresa Mastrianni

M331

x5515

Communications and Performing Arts

E309

x5591

Ryan McKinney

E212

x4809

Computer Science

F309B

x5931

Eileen Lichtenthal

F108

x5478

English

C309

x5849

Jane Weiss

C116

x5535

Foreign Languages

E309A

x5403

Alfonso Garcia-Osuna

E309a

x5403

Health, Physical Education and Recreation

G201

x5696

Nicholas Skirka

G305

x5290

History, Philosophy and Political Sciences

D309A

x5417

Megan Brandow-Faller

M309

x4822

Mathematics

F309B

x5431

HongTu "Eric"  Yan

F309

x5931

Nursing

M401

x5522

Barbara Gattullo

M426

x4775

Physical Sciences
Tourism and Hospitality

S243A V226

x5746 x5143

Patrick Lloyd
Tanya Johnson

S316
V229F

x5774 x5809

The above professors can be reached by email: First name.Last name@kbcc.cuny.edu
(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 Honors
House staff as soon as possible by calling 718-368-5365 or by visiting M377.

Honors Symposium and Honors Journal Distinctions

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.

Honors Journal 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 Blaisdell
Room F-315
718-368-5898
robert.blaisdell@kbcc.cuny.edu

 

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