This supplemental information is for professors who are directing undergraduate history honors theses. First, the History Department is exceptionally grateful for your willingness to undertake this responsibility. While the satisfaction of directing a very able student’s work may ultimately provide its own best reward, the university does provide modest compensation under the CBA guidelines for independent study payment. You and your student will be recognized at the History Department commencement. If your student is in the Cook Honors College, your name will be listed as the student’s thesis director in the Honors College graduation program as well, and you will be invited to attend the ceremony and join the students and their guests as they celebrate their accomplishments.
Note: Please read the student section as well for two reasons: First, it is important for you to know what students are being told about their choices and responsibilities. Second, much of the detail about procedures is not repeated here. The faculty section of the guide supplements but does not replace the student sections.