Welcome to the UW-Whitewater Honors Program
This fall marks the end of my first full year as the University Honors Program (UHP) Director. Thanks to the guidance of the Honors Council and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Greg Cook, my first year has been a fruitful one. Thanks also to Miguel Aranda, the Honors Program Associate, the Honors student interns, and the 2014-15 Honors Student Association (HSA) officers for their invaluable support and assistance. Together, we accomplished quite a lot this past year!
There are some exciting new developments in the UHP this year: 1) The NEW Honors-Option Project Guidelines, requested by faculty and students, will go into effect in Fall 2015. For more information about these new guidelines and to seek examples of successful H-Option Projects in various disciplines and course levels, please click here.
Other major developments include the introduction of two new (1-credit, graded S/NC) Honors 498 courses in 2015-16: Honors 498.01: Multicultural Events in Fall 2015 and Honors 498.03: Honors Seminar in Spring 2015. Different faculty from many disciplines will be teaching the Honors Common Read and Honors Seminar each year. For more information about these new Honors 498 courses, please see the UHP’s homepage.
A third major development is that all Honors students may apply to participate in the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference. Conference participation will give you a terrific enrichment experience as well as a specific accomplishment to talk about in a job interview or on a graduate school application. For more information, see the right side bar on the UHP homepage. Finally, welcome to all the new Honors students. I look forward to meeting you and working with you this year. For returning students, I encourage you to get more active with the UHP this year by taking a 1-credit Honors 498 course and by joining the Honors Student Association (HSA).
Yours in Honors,