Elective

Criteria for the Evaluation of a Scholarly Research Project Elective
This opportunity is offered to all third and fourth year students, within the scope of their schedules, to allow them a set time period (for credit) to work solely on their research, either Scholarly Research Project (SRP) or non-Scholarly Research Project.
In addition, students cannot sign up for an SRP elective in the absence of a mentor/Dean approved Scholarly Research Project, Ethical Status approvals (e.g., IRB), if applicable must also be up to date.

THE FOLLOWING PROCESS MUST BE COMPLETED SIX (6) WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SCHEDULED ELECTIVE TIME:

  1. Student creates a one page research prospectus (see Sample Research Elective Prospectus included). If the elective is SRP based, the prospectus must be based on the student’s SRP proposal; however it must clearly state the work to be completed in the elective month.
  2. The prospectus must be approved and signed by the student’s Scholarly Research Project mentor. ***An emailed prospectus approval is acceptable from the designated mentor.
  3. The signed prospectus (an “I approve” email is also sufficient) must be emailed to Pamela Harlow in the Office of Student Affairs (S 533 Scaife Hall), to be forwarded onto the appropriate SRP Dean for final review and approval.
    No registration will occur in the absence of an approval by the mentor and an SRP Dean.
    After completion of the elective, an evaluation form will be sent to the mentor to complete so the student may receive academic credit and a grade. Please be advised that once you are registered for this elective, the time MUST be used for the research outlined in your prospectus. In the event the time is not utilized in ways congruent with the prospectus, no academic credit will be issued and that period on your schedule will be changed to “vacation” time.