Be an Honors Advisor
The role of the Honors thesis advisor is a rewarding experience. The Honors thesis process consists of two stages. In the first stage, the student enrolls in Honors Thesis Readings (491), using the prefix of the department in which the student is writing the thesis and proposal. In Honors Readings, the student will develop his/her Honors thesis proposal, which he/she must defend in front of a committee prior to his/her completion of the Honors thesis. The faculty advisor and the Dean of Honors must approve the Honors thesis proposal before it can be submitted to the Committee for review.
Students enroll in a thesis preparation course (HC300) to help them understand how to write a thesis proposal. However, resources are also available for advisors that lay out format expectations, processes, and timelines. The Honors Office will attempt to get these resources to advisors when the contract between student and mentor is received. However, if you have not received these resources or you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Green. Our goal is to make the process as smooth as possible for both student and professor.
The second phase of the Honors thesis process involves the completion of Honors Thesis (490), which the student completes under your direction. There is also a final defense of the thesis in which the student, the advisor, the Honors director, a member of the University Honors Committee, and a professor of the student’s choosing all participate.
Much of what is stated above is also contained in our Honors Program Handbook. Our Honors Administrative secretary is Kay Hatfield, and our office is located in Prairie Crossing Apartments Main Office. Mrs. Hatfield is in the office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Our student workers can answer questions about the Honors College as well. Our office phone is 903-468-3001, the e-mail address is email@example.com.
The best advice is to approach your role as advisor in much the same capacity as you would a master’s thesis student but keeping in mind that this is an undergraduate project.