The program has five requirements, all intended to enhance the senior thesis experience for Fellows and to enhance the visibility of the thesis process within the Honors Program.
- All Fellows will spend the 10 weeks of the program engaged in disciplined pursuit of their theses.
- All Fellows will be active participants in weekly two-hour meetings of the Fellows cohort, providing insight and support to other Fellow’s work. Fellows must be in residence in Ann Arbor for the program's duration.
- All Fellows will attend a three day kickoff retreat, Friday, May 29 - Sunday, May 31, 2020.
- Each Fellow will make two short presentations to entering Honors freshmen attending orientation.
- During the summer, Fellows will reflect on the thesis process and their progress in a manner intended to make explicit the tacit knowledge which characterizes expertise. This will include producing:
- A polished thesis proposal – a modest but thorough document describing the background and your plan for your thesis.
- A well prepared and delivered research presentation – this will be done in a format appropriate for a scholarly conference in your discipline, and recorded as digital video.
- A piece of public scholarship describing your project – something suitable for explaining the the content and importance of their research to a lay audience.