As noted in an earlier post, the Newsletter of the Honors College of Marshall University, TheHonors Oracle, is being published and archived on Marshall Digital Scholar (MDS). MDS is the institutional repository for creative and scholarly work that is produced at Marshall University.
The latest edition of TheHonors Oracle is published on Marshall Digital Scholar and the PDF is downloadable via a link found on the page here:
You can find an RSS feed for the Honors Oracle on the website in the right-hand sidebar. It is possible to subscribe to the feed and never miss an edition.
If you are interested in joining the staff of the Honors Oracle as a writer in the coming semester, please let Dr. Hoey know soon. We would be happy to add a few more writers who would contribute to a robust Honors Oracle for the Spring 2019 semester. Serving on the Honors Oracle entails registering for HON 484. Writers earn 1 credit hour and editorial staff earn 2 credit hours toward fulfilling their general honors credit requirements that are a part of the Honors Curriculum.
Honors Advising is an opportunity for students after their first semester at Marshall to meet with advisors in the College each semester to discuss, primarily, current options for fulfilling the requirement that students complete two HON 480 Honors Seminars as part of the Honors Curriculum. Each semester there are several of these small, interdisciplinary seminars offered through the College by outstanding faculty from across the University. Enrollment in these seminars is by permission only and must be arranged in an Honors Advising Session. Those students who are nearest to graduation are given priority to complete these mandatory seminars. These Honors Advising sessions also allow the College to continue to “check-in” with students along the way and for them to ask honors-related questions. Honors Advising begins after the coming semester schedule is released and goes “live” for students. Sessions are booked by students according to a rolling invitation (based on total student credit hours earned) and are 15 minute appointments. First-Year students will receive their first invitation for Honors Advising in their second semester.
Students who are eligible for these courses will be hearing from the Honors College by email about setting up an upper-division advising session where you will be able to be added to the roster and enrolled in one of these seminars. These appointments will be held at the end of October prior to Priority Registration for honors students, which begins on 01 November.
Honors students will be able to Priority register beginning Thursday 01 November at 12:01 AM and ending Friday 02 November.
Students should schedule appointments with their major advisors to prepare for registration. This will be required for students with advising holds. There are a number of holds that can affect your ability to register. When attempting to register for classes, you may see a message that states “You may not add or drop classes due to holds on your record.”
You may determine if you have holds and what types of hold that you may have by clicking the “Financial Aid Information” link in MyMU under Student Self-Service and choose the “Holds” option (as seen highlighted in the image here). The Honors College cannot remove holds on your account.
If you have no holds, you can go ahead and click the “Registration” link under Student Self-Service to then select “Add/Drop Classes” (as seen highlighted in the image here).
For your information, we keep a list of the upcoming semester Honors and honors-designated courses. Note that HON 480, HON 484, HON 488 all require students to be enrolled by the Honors College. Enrollment in sections of HON 480 is arranged generally with priority to students with at least Junior status during an Honors Advising session in the proceeding semester, which is conducted by invitation from the College.
The deadline for new proposals to teach a section of HON 480 for the Honors College in the Spring 2019 semester is next Wednesday, Sept. 5. HON 480 is a 3-credit hour, interdisciplinary core course in the Honors Curriculum, capped at 15 students. Seminar proposals undergo review by the Honors College Curriculum and Policy Committee at least one semester prior to the semester an approved seminar is offered. For faculty who have previously taught a section of HON 480, repeat applications are also due that day.
For full details, helpful information, and links to online submission of all required material, please visit the Teaching Honors page on the Honors College website. Due dates for Honors Seminar proposal and repeat application submissions are published for the academic year on the Honors College Curriculum and Policy Committee page.
The mission of the Honors College at Marshall University is to foster academic excellence in a community of learners whose undergraduate education is enhanced through innovative teaching and learning, an engaging interdisciplinary curriculum, creative and critical inquiry with talented faculty, and diverse leadership and service opportunities. We deeply appreciate the contributions of faculty from across the university to our achievement of this mission.
Questions can be directed to Dr. Brian Hoey, associate dean of the Honors College, at email@example.com.
Attending a First Year Check-In Advising Session with the Honors College is MANDATORY because it is an opportunity for students to sit down with a college representative to discuss the curriculum and identify the best and most efficient way to complete it given specific situation of each student (e.g. AP credit, dual enrollment hours, etc.). It is also a chance to learn expectations to stay in Good Standing and continue making Satisfactory Progress toward graduation from the Honors College and to ask Honors College-related questions.
Students should be sure to watch their Marshall email account for all the information about how to schedule their First Year Check-In.