|Teach in Honors
Tier 3 Honors Experiences (Projects)
Tier 3 Honors Experiences are advanced, self-designed projects that students complete in their junior and senior year of college. Most typically, honors students propose their own projects. These projects can be part of an existing honors or non-honors course, internship, study abroad experience or co-curricular activity, with the educator acting as a mentor or guide.
Although all students vary in terms of their qualities and development, students in these years often exhibit these traits:
- View knowledge as contextual
- Are developing an internalized system of beliefs
- Are constructing their own sense of themselves as a scholar or person
- Are gaining the capacity to engage in mutually interdependent relationships.
Tier 3 Honors Projects should foster the following learning outcomes:
Students propose the project and reflect on the learning that they accomplished through the process of completing it in their electronic portfolio.
- Identify the student’s own style of communicating within a given disciplinary or other context;
- Design and implement a professional or scholarly project, either individually or in small groups;
- Integrate knowledge gained throughout many of the student’s experiences at Miami to shape and complete the project;
- Negotiate thoughtfully with other learners (through seeking feedback, collaborating, coordinating insights) to complete and improve the project;
- Reflect on the student’s process of inquiry and the personal, academic or social value of the project.