The recommendation form will include the following questions. (Please note each prompt has a suggested word limit.)
- How long have you known this student and in what capacity?
- Within the context of the discipline, please briefly describe the significance of the proposed project.
- Within the context of the discipline, please evaluate the student’s qualifications to carry out the proposed project and the feasibility of the project’s scope.
- Describe the faculty-student mentoring relationship in some detail (e.g., how often will you and the student meet, what are your expectations for the student) and why this plan is appropriate for the project.
- In what ways do you anticipate the project enhancing the student’s academic development (e.g., completion of an honor’s project) and possibly career and personal development (e.g., presentation at a conference, preparation for graduate school)?