CE/T Forms and Resources
After you have read the handbook and have spoken with your research project mentor, you can now begin the CE/T process. These forms are in the order that you will need them. All forms must be digitally signed and submitted to the CE/T Advisor (email@example.com).
This handbook contains a full guide for students detailing how to plan for and work on a CE/T.
This document explains how to create and use a digital signature for PDF forms in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.
This form is turned in to begin the CE/T process. You will not be permitted to register for HON 403 or HON 404 until you have an approved proposal form on file with the Mahurin Honors College.
Submit this form within the first two weeks of the semester you will defend. The NID form tells the Mahurin Honors College that you will defend by finals of that semester and that you are ready to be assigned a third reader.
Please use this template for writing and formatting your CE/T document. Any questions regarding the template can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Draft Approval Form is turned in to the Mahurin Honors College two weeks prior to the defense date with a digital copy of your CE/T draft sent to CE/T Advisor (email@example.com). All three readers and the Mahurin Honors College will receive a digital copy of your CE/T draft. The first and second readers sign this form telling the Mahurin Honors College that your CE/T is ready to defend. You will also attach documentation of your approved conference presentation to the Draft Approval Form. You should allow all of your readers two weeks to review your CE/T draft before your defense.
No CE/T defenses will be scheduled during the last week of classes or finals week.
This form should be filled out by the student, printed and taken to the defense. At the defense, the CE/T committee will fill out the form and a member from the CE/T committee will bring the form to the Mahurin Honors College.
All professional printing and bindery services of CET's are provided online by The HF Group. This can be done only after we have reviewed and finalized your document. You can request the finalized electronic copy of your project by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $18 per book plus $0.06 per page printing charge (black & white only). Shipping and color printing are additional charges. More information can be obtained from the HF Group website. You can upload the file at http://wku-grad-studies.thesisondemand.com/ and place your order.
Typically, the Mahurin Honors College uses #182 Red for the book cover and white for the text color. Font on the cover is in uppercase. The first name, last name, defense year, and the department are typically printed on the spine of the book. This information is included in the special notes section as - V: First Name Last Name Defense Year, V: Department. The paper color/type is 60# white and is printed single sided. Please note that students are free to print according to their preferences.
This form should be filled out, signed and submitted to the CE/T Advisor (email@example.com) by the student after the defense, when the final draft is ready. This form allows us to publish the CE/T on WKU's Library server, TopScholar.
This form should be submitted online to the Mahurin Honors College. It allows us to know that the project draft has been reviewed and finalized for updating on TopScholar and is ready for printing. This form also serves as a final "checklist" for the student.
The rubric by which student CE/T projects will be evaluated.
This form should be filled out by the student turned into the project advisor who will then submit the form along with a letter of support to the Mahurin Honors College.