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The Honors Council consists of the Honors Director, six faculty members, three Honors students, and the Vice-President for Academic Affairs at UMF (ex-officio).
The Council’s primary purpose is to assist the Honors Director in developing the Honors curriculum, selecting new Honors students, coordinating Honors Program changes, developing appropriate policies for the Program, reviewing Honors Thesis and Creative Projects and attending Honors Defenses. Honors Council faculty members serve for staggered three-year terms and Honors Council student members serve for one-year renewable terms.
Qualifications for nomination as a Student Representative for the UMF Honors Program (1 year term)
Must be a member of the UMF Honors Program, interested in working to improve the Honors Program. Representatives must retain student status for the entire duration of the term.
To self-nominate, interested students should email to the honors director a brief background statement (200 word limit) that includes what the candidate wants to improve/implement as Student Representative and qualifications/experience that will help them to do so.
Should the number of nominations exceed three (3) an election will be held. The top three vote recipients will be appointed to the Honors Council. Ties are decided by the Honors Council. All UMF Honors students in good standing are eligible to vote.
Student representatives are full voting members of the honors council with a particular charge to provide voice to honors students. Student representatives should solicit feedback regarding issues impacting on students’ honors academic studies and learning experiences to discuss at Honors Council meetings in order to affect positive change in the program. Student Representatives are expected to attend Honors Council meeting and participate in HON 499 defenses when possible.
Approved by Honors Council 4/11/18