Nomination Information for Outstanding Thesis
Thesis Committees must nominate their Scholar for consideration of the Outstanding Thesis. Thesis Committees must submit a nomination letter regarding the quality of the thesis, the Scholar's growth, and the overall experience by addressing the following topics. Committees are encouraged to review the Scholar's self-assessment to support their nomination.
- Quality of the Thesis
- Is the thesis of high-quality, far exceeding the expectations of a traditional undergraduate thesis?
- Is the thesis timely and contribute new information to the discipline?
- Thesis Process:
- Scholar's ability to and success in setting goals and working to achieve them
- Scholar's Communication with mentor
- Scholar's Utilization of committee
- Scholar's Utilization of other resources (on campus/off campus)
- Scholar's Development:
- Did the project foster the Scholar's creativity and/or intellectual curiosity?
- Describe how the Scholar gained independence as researcher
- Can the Scholar identify and draw on knowledge, themes, or processes from their academic experience that supported the completion of their work?
- Student can clearly communicate the importance of their project and findings for people outside their discipline.
- Where the student is in the process at writing of this letter? Do you anticipate any challenges moving forward (until the defense)?
- Potential plans for dissemination?
Nomination Letters are due by April 1 and must be endorsed by the entire Thesis Committee.