Emerging Researchers Learning Community

Develop  interdisciplinary research, scholarly and creative activity skills by being involved in this community. Community members will work closely with faculty to meet individualized goals.

Students will participate in academic engagement opportunities and receive mentoring designed to encourage their participation in undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activities. In consultation with learning community faculty, each student will select to participate in a personalized collection of skill building experiences based on their individual goals. Possible experiences may include:

  • Taking a Writing Intensive class
  • Meeting with the writing center to improve writing skills
  • Work with a librarian on a research project
  • Apply for scholarship
  • Apply for a URC Grant (fall)
  • Attend or present at the URS (spring)
  • Participate in the Research Apprentice Program
  • Participate in a Research-a-thon
  • Practice grant writing skills

To join this community, students must have completed ENG 101 (or its equivalent) and be in good academic standing at the university.  You do not need to be a member of the  Honors Program to participate in this community, however involvement will help Honors Program members fulfill their competency experiences!

Fall Semester Courses

(Enrollment in the learning community section of the course is required):

  • HONR 499: Independent Study (variable credit)
    •  Leah White, Ginny Walters, Patrick Tebbe, Bobby Bothman, Jenny Turner or Casey Duevel

SPRING Semester Courses

(Enrollment in the learning community section of the course is required):

  • HONR 499: Independent Study (variable credit)
    •  Leah White, Ginny Walters, Patrick Tebbe, Bobby Bothman, Jenny Turner or Casey Duevel

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Leah White

Learning Community Coordinator

Upperclass Honors Emerging Researchers

Meet the Sophomore Honors Learning Community Coordinator.