Students in the Honors program will identify a faculty mentor by the spring of the freshman year. Information and assistance on how to do this will be provided by the Office of Academic Affairs, the students’ academic advisor, and by the College’s undergraduate honors club (CALS Honors and Research Society – CHARS). Initially the commitment by both mentor and student is to work together in a manner appropriate to the discipline. This might involve assigned reading, beginning laboratory or fieldwork or a mixture thereof. Certainly it should involve frequent interactions with the mentor and/or with other members of the research group.
Some student-mentor relationships will continue until graduation, but if a student’s interests change, he or she should consult with an academic advisor or the Honors Dean about finding another research mentor.