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Mentoring an Honors-Option Contract

The job of the faculty member is primarily to provide mentorship (similar to that offered by a thesis advisor) by helping the student develop a project, establishing regular contact to check on the status of the project, and reviewing the final product before it goes the Honors Advisory Council for review. Mentoring an Honors Student on a project gives instructors a chance to reengage with some of the higher-order content they enjoyed from their own education but that is often not covered in 1000 or 2000 level courses, and provides a chance for instructors to work one-on-one with some of GHC’s most passionate, creative, and curious students.

Volunteering Your Time

Participation in the Honors Program (mentoring an Honors Student and otherwise) is considered optional “Service” as part of P&T at GHC. Instructors are free to determine whether they have the time to agree to work with an Honors Student in a given semester. Please note that participation is strongly encouraged as a way to help students and as a way to demonstrate service for your Dean and School.

Advising Guidelines

  1. Direct students to this website to read more about the requirements.
  2. Send them to the Honors Director for more information.
  3. If you are willing to work with Honors Students, make sure to tell them so!
Picture of three GHC Faculty Members
Former Interim GHC President Renva Watterson, Marietta Dean Ken Reaves, and Associate Professor Lisa Branson