Faculty mentors are crucial to the B Phil experience. They must be involved with their students in the planning and execution of the capstone project, as well as acting as a guide to the scholarly maturation of their students. To these ends, faculty mentors should keep the following best practices in mind.
- Students and faculty mentors should have weekly meetings starting at the latest in the students’ 6th semester. Administratively, this will be accomplished through a series of undergraduate research courses. The typical form is a one-credit 396 course in the 6th semester, a three-credit 496 course in the 7th semester, and a three-credit 494 course in the 8th semester, culminating in the presentation of the capstone project.
- Students must successfully present their senior capstone project or thesis at a Bachelor of Philosophy seminar or other approved forum.