Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis/Project Award Guidelines
The Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award recognizes excellence in research and writing
by students in East Carolina University's Honors College. The award is sponsored by the Joyner Library and honors Dr. Michael F. Bassman, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages & Literatures, formerly Associate Vice Chancellor of the Honors Program, and its first Distinguished Honors Professor.
The following guidelines apply for the 2014 cycle:
Theses are to be submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for graduation from East Carolina University and be approved by the Honors College. Theses/projects successfully submitted for graduation in December 2013, Spring 2014, or Summer 2014, will be considered in this award cycle. Theses/projects completed too late to be considered for this year may be submitted in the next (2015) cycle.
Theses will be judged both on the quality of the research as well as the quality of the writing. The recipient of the award will exemplify the ideals of the Honors College of strong character and a commitment to academic success. The winner of the award will also reflect in their coursework and extracurricular activities Dr. Bassman's belief in the value of a liberal education. The Committee may request that the candidate provide a transcript or listing of courses taken. The thesis/project must be submitted by the thesis/project advisor (or another faculty member familiar with the student and the quality of the student's thesis/project work), with the student’s permission, accompanied by a paragraph attesting to the quality of the research/project. Additional letters of faculty support are not required but may be submitted.
An electronic copy (email attachment) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A cover sheet must accompany the paper, containing:
- Student's name
- Local and/or permanent addresses
- Local and/or permanent telephone numbers
- Email address
- Advisor's name
- Statement giving permission to post the paper/project on the Joyner Library website,and to deposit the thesis in the ECU Institutional Repository, the ScholarShip
Deadline: Entries must be submitted to Bryna Coonin, by Friday Friday October 31, 2014. Email: email@example.com
Papers/projects will be judged by a panel of judges comprised of faculty from Joyner Library as well as academic faculty from a relevant area, based upon the area of topic of the thesis.
Papers/projects will not be returned after the judging has been completed.
One winner will be selected. The winner will be notified by November 14, 2014 and will receive a cash award of $500. The prize will be awarded at a reception in Joyner Library on Wednesday, December 10 , 2013, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 2409, Administrative Conference Room, Joyner Library.
All are welcome to attend.
Only entries conforming to these rules may be considered.
For more information, please contact Bryna Coonin by phone (252) 328-0431(252) 328-0431 or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).