If you have general questions related to University policies and procedures during the current situation (for example refunds), please review the ASU Coronavirus FAQ page: https://eoss.asu.edu/health/announcements/coronavirus/faqs.
We know you have questions about the Honors curriculum in our temporary move to remote learning, and we are writing to reassure you that:
- All Barrett faculty and staff are still working full-time to support you during this time. Some faculty and staff are working remotely to ensure we adhere to the social distancing measures promoted by ASU and health officials.
- The Student Services Staff are all still here working full-time to serve you during this time.
- Our Academic Advisors are available through Zoom and phone appointments. They can also address any brief questions here and will respond quickly: Barrettadvising@asu.edu.
- All Barrett Student Engagement staff are accessible full-time via email, zoom, and phone calls. They are offering tips in the daily digest on ways to connect to the community and connect to our calendar of online programming. Our Peer Mentors are also holding virtual hangouts via zoom and google hangout. While this online community may feel different, it is still a place to learn, grow, and connect with each other and we are executing honors digital programming accordingly.
- During this time, we know students may be experiencing heightened stress. ASU Counseling Services will continue to be available by phone and can be contacted at 480-965-6146. Look for more information to come from the university regarding how Counseling Services will continue operations remotely.
- For most up to date all-university announcements, please click here: https://eoss.asu.edu/health/announcements/coronavirus/faqs
- We are committed to serving all of our students both living on and off campus during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us directly. Our contact information is on the Barrett Honors College website and if you have a concern you can also complete the following information here: https://barretthonors.asu.edu/studentconcern. This form will be reviewed daily.
- All Honors courses are running remotely, and we have worked with faculty and our technology teams to ensure that the same level of student engagement and interaction that are the hallmark of the Barrett experience are replicated in the online format.
- Honors thesis defenses will be taking place remotely via Zoom. These are still public meetings, and you can use your Zoom link to invite friends and family members to watch your defense and support you.
- Our external examiners program is still fully operative. Your outside examiners will review your theses remotely and can join your defense via Zoom. They will receive compensation for their time in the normal way.
- If you have a thesis project that is dependent on data collection in sites you can no longer access, don’t worry – we are working with faculty to make sure that they can support you in shifting your project so that you can finish without that data. Vice Dean Nicola Foote is happy to sit down and personally strategize (via Zoom) on any projects where you require additional guidance or feedback.
- If you have an Honors contract that is no longer viable in the remote learning environment, please reach out to your Honors Advisor and they will work with you to find an alternative Honors contract.
- Our internship coordinator is also available full-time so please let her know how she can support you or let her know about a great internship opportunity you recently experienced.
- Celebrating Honors Symposium will be moving ahead in a digital format. Updates on this event will be sent to presenters and other participants via email. All presenters will receive a printed copy of their poster in the mail, along with a commemorative book of abstracts.
- The thesis prospectus procedure for next academic year remains unchanged and the submission deadline for students graduating in spring 2021 will be September 11, 2020. So, as always, you will have the summer and the early part of the fall semester to reflect on and develop your proposal.
- All processes and deadlines for next year’s courses remain the same, and your advisors, faculty and FHAs are here to support you remotely.
- Course enrollment for Fall 2020 remains open and you can register in the normal fashion. We especially encourage you to consider the options for HON 394, our specialty electives offered by our dedicated Barrett faculty.
Additionally, if you have found yourself separated from your textbooks due to the challenging circumstances, know that there are options for accessing texts remotely:
- For Human Event courses, many of your faculty have placed readings on electronic course reserves in the library. A link the course reserves website can be found here: https://lib.asu.edu/access/reserves You can also reach out to your professor directly for help with accessing readings.
- For many other courses (including non-Barrett courses in your major) you can access e-textbooks for no cost via RedShelf. A guide to using this resource is available here: https://uto.asu.edu/sites/default/files/accessing_no_cost_textbooks_via_redshelf.pdf.