• Development of the Self as a Lifelong Learner

    Achieving University Honors requires that students develop their own abilities to learn outside of the classroom and beyond their undergraduate degrees (minimum 100 points, maximum 200 points). Students must provide evidence of attendance and submit an Honors Reflection. The number of points awarded depends on the nature of the engagement, the time committed, and the quality of the submitted reflection. All points awards are at the discretion of the Director of Honors.

    Points values are roughly correlated with time commitment:

    • one semester commitment to an organization, 25 points
    • activity that lasts one to two days, 10-15 points
    • activity that lasts one to four hours, 5 points

    However, these are only guidelines; students should make sure to fill out their reflection forms completely, including number of points they expect, and to reflect fully.

     

    Development of the Self as a Lifelong Learner: Achievement

    UHPoints*

    Semester-length study abroad

    75

    Hamline Initiative for Professional and Academic Liaisons (HIPAL) (per year)

    25

    Internship

    25

    Participating in theatrical productions, art exhibits, musical performances, literary readings (at Hamline or in other community venues) (per performance season or semester as appropriate)

    25

    Participating in athletics (per athletic season) (100 point maximum)

    25

    Hamline’s Mock Trial program

    20

    Hamline’s Model U.N. program

    20

    CDC Piper to Professional course

    20

    Completing Leadership by Design (workshop plus three events)

    20

    Short-term study abroad

    20

    Hamline retreat (such as the Women’s Leadership Retreat or the Global Retreat)

    15

    Pathways to Hamline

    15

    Attending a theatrical production, art exhibit, musical performance, literary reading (at Hamline or in other community venues)

    5

    Attending one of Hamline’s many special lectures or symposia (such as the Hanna Lecture in Philosophy, Mitsch Lecture in Chemistry, an International Roundtable speaker) or lectures or symposia at other universities—outside of your own fields of study

    5

    Attending theatre, arts, or music events (at Hamline or in other community venues)

    5

    Hedgeman Center events, Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives events, Wesley Center events

    5

    CDC events—practice interview, etiquette dinner, networking and professional events, career readiness events, internship/job/career fairs

    5

    Omicron Delta Kappa events (post-induction)

    5

     

    *The Honors Director reserves the right to credit fewer points based on the quality of reflections.