7. LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION - The role of the faculty sponsor is critical to the success of your project. Although you are expected to take primary responsibility for carrying out your project, it is inevitable that the wisdom, expertise, and resources of your faculty research sponsor will be called upon frequently as you proceed with your work. Although there is not necessarily a "best" model for the arrangement between student and sponsor to ensure appropriate faculty involvement, in most cases students should expect to have significant contact with their sponsor at least bi-weekly. The Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and the College Scholarship Committee require evidence of that degree of commitment from your faculty research sponsor. This should include a specific statement of contact hours between student and faculty and a detailed statement of the form and frequency of reports and delivery of written work. The committee also wants to know your sponsor's appraisal of your strengths and weaknesses, and his/her opinion of your ability to carry out the project that you have proposed.
If the author of the Letter of Recommendation requires that the letter be sealed and delivered to the College office (202 Berkey Hall): You may create a placeholder document to complete this section (by using the "Upload a File" link below). The placeholder document must include the name of who is providing the recommendation, title, department/school, email, and date requested. NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to make sure the letter is received in 202 Berkey Hall prior to the deadline. If the letter is not received by the deadline, the application will be considered incomplete.