Honors Forum
 

The Service Requirement

The Honors Forum holds that all of its members should use their talents to contribute to campus and/or community life. A Service Project will give you the opportunity to develop a creative and intellectually substantive endeavor outside of the classroom or as an extension of a classroom experience. The Honors Forum allows you to choose one of two paths for completing this requirement.

The Great Conversation Path

Skidmore College is an institution dedicated to promoting the life of the mind both inside and outside of the classroom. Honors Forum students have insatiable and diverse intellectual appetites and are dedicated to fostering a vibrant intellectual campus life. Honors Forum seeks to harness this energy to enable its members to contribute to the broader Skidmore community. Students choosing the Great Conversation (GC) path must design and implement a means of extending their intellectual conversations in a vigorous and serious way.

GC projects are reading and discussion groups which meet for a minimum of five (5) one hour sessions during the course of one semester. Examples include:

Requirements for completing your Great Conversation Project:

Project Report

There are two aspects to the final report for GC projects. One is a discussion script for one of the meetings. Each HF member who is participating must lead at least one discussion during the course of the semester. Second, each member must submit a final reflection about the readings and discussions over the course of the semester (1,200 words max). Reports must be submitted by the last day of classes at end of the semester during which the group met.  Email your final report to Lisa Bradshaw (lbradsha@skidmore.edu). Your report must include the following:

Things to consider when designing your Great Conversation project:

The Civic Life Path

Skidmore College has always been an institution that emphasizes and cultivates an ethic of service. Students choosing this path must design and implement a community service project. Your Civic Life (CL) project should be both process- and product- oriented, as well as intellectually rigorous; it will require initiative, planning, organization, leadership, and personal reflection. The project should stretch you creatively and intellectually beyond the scope of a normal academic or extracurricular undertaking.

Requirements for completing your Civic Life Project:

Project Report

The report is a summary and analysis of your project. Groups that work together can submit one report. Reports must be submitted by the last day of classes at end of the academic year in which the project was completed.  Email your final report to Lisa Bradshaw (lbradsha@skidmore.edu). Your report must include the following:

Things to consider when designing your CL project:

Civic Life Project Examples (click here)


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