Honors Director’s Guide to the
17th Annual HTCC Conference
Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. UC Irvine
Oct/ Nov Directors, work with faculty to identify and recruit student presenters and volunteers!
Students work with mentors on drafting and revising abstracts. Online Submission of Presentation Proposals and Registration opens:
Dec. /End Deadline for students to submit proposals to directors of Fall Semester Directors, set a submission deadline for near end of your semester. Students should first have their mentor proofread their proposal. Updated directions and samples for all types of presentations as well as tips for preparing to present will be posted on the website by October 8th. http://www.honorstcc.org/ Students should submit their title, the 250-word abstract, and a 25-word description of their project. Directors, please vet your students’ submissions for appropriateness and quality! Proposals that incorporate creative, original research are favored over unoriginal or poorly written submissions. You are encouraged to submit only those papers you feel are of sufficient quality for the conference. Also, due to space considerations, students are allowed only one proposal per category (Oral Presentation, Group Presentation, Poster). In addition, no two proposals by an individual student may be on the same topic. Directors, also be sure to let students know about the scholarship opportunities before everyone leaves on break!
Final Deadline for Directors to Submit Students’ Presentation Proposals to HTCC:
Check with your Honors Director
After you have submitted the proposals, make sure to check the database for the accuracy of your submissions. Contact Carolyn Kuykendall at email@example.com if you notice any discrepancies. Late Jan Presentation Acceptances announced: Leona Fisher will send an email to student presenters indicating acceptance w/ attachments (etiquette etc.). Leona will also contact Program Directors with the list of presenters indicating the acceptances, rejections, and waitlisted students for their school. Directors, be watching for this email so we can make any additions or corrections in a timely manner! FEB
Student RSVP deadline and t-shirt pre-order deadline:
Directors and Mentors work with accepted students on presentations and on scholarship abstract submissions, and continue to recruit volunteers. Scholarship Requirements:
- Director’s Award and Outstanding Abstract awards:
students must present at conference and must submit a 400-word abstract of oral presentation/performance only (poster abstracts not eligible)
- UCI Grant submissions:
the above plus student must have applied for transfer to UCI
- HTCC Exemplary Achievement (2 per college maximum):
student(s) must be nominated by Honors coordinator and on track to complete Campus Honors by spring semester; must submit 500-word personal essay on designated topic
- Juan Lara: chosen from Exemplary Achievement pool
Final Deadline for Submitting Scholarship Applications:
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. See website for further instructions.
Final Deadline to Register Student Volunteers: March 3
Note: Presenters may not serve as volunteers.
Final day for Early Registration: March 3After this date, registration will be raised from $30 to $50. Please be sure that all of your attendees are aware of the early registration deadline. Friends and Family of the presenters do not need to register and may attend free of charge; they may pay for lunch and a program at the event. Be sure to register all student presenters and volunteers, faculty, administrators, and yourself!
MAR Directors receive program for review and send corrections to email@example.com.
Final Deadline for Directors to contact Carolyn about any additions or corrections to presenter information:
March 14 at noon
(Later changes will be included as a program insert.)
Final Day for Waitlisted Presentations: March 14This is the final day that waitlisted presentations will be accepted for the conference.
***April 1, 2017 The Conference!!! All day***
Directors: right after the conference, when the experience is still fresh, please remind students to submit their abstract for the Proceedings publication!