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A third reader will be assigned by the Mahurin Honors College to each CE/T project when the Notification of Intent to Defend form is submitted to the Mahurin Honors College. Third readers serve as representatives of the Mahurin Honors College. They have typically served on multiple CE/T committees, and it is their job to participate in the defense, ensure fairness, and facilitate discussions of students’ Honors Distinctions and grades. Third readers generally do not contribute substantially to decisions regarding a student’s letter grade unless they are in the same, or a closely related, discipline as the student or the first and second readers cannot reach an agreement on the grade. Third readers, however, play a more substantial role in determining students’ Honors designations.
Third readers should serve as a reference and provide guidance to project advisors and second readers regarding expectations for an Honors CE/T project. Third readers will assist the student and the rest of the committee if a conflict should arise and keep the Mahurin Honors College informed of any problems or concerns within the CE/T process.
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