In 2012, 22 students worked 30 hours a week for eight weeks researching topics as diverse as paleontology to soap operas through the Research Apprenticeship Program.
Jan 17, 2013
Introductory copy by Corinne Colbert; captions by Maggie Krueger; photos by Rob Hardin and Paula Welling
The Honors Tutorial College brings to Athens a little slice of Oxford—not Ohio, but Great Britain—where the venerable university educates students in the classical manner of small-group or individual tutorials. In addition to its hands-on approach to learning, HTC emphasizes scholarly research and creative activity. HTC graduates have attended some of world’s most prestigious graduate schools and won numerous nationally competitive awards for specialized or international study. Among the ranks of HTC alumni are Pulitzer, Emmy, Clio and Grammy award winners.
The Research Apprenticeship Program allows HTC students to spend the summer doing paid research for professors.
HTC students have the opportunity to study within one-on-one or small-group tutorials that offer a unique, student-centered approach. Ohio University is the only institution in the United States with a degree-granting college incorporating all the essential features of the traditional tutorial system.
HTC students frequently conduct research motivated from their tutorials, the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund, or their senior thesis or professional project, which all HTC students must complete prior to graduation.
HTC students are connected to a large network of college alumni who interact with students during such events as the Golos Lecture Series and the college’s Anniversary.
In the past four years, HTC student-faculty collaborators have co-authored more than 25 conference presentations and posters; last year their work resulted in 20 published studies.
The Honors Tutorial College fosters a group of scholars that are able to share academic passions and socialize as a supportive community through annual events such as the All College Supper and the Honors Community Council.
Each year the Honors Tutorial College inducts approximately 70 students from around the country to study in more than 30 programs of study.
HTC students help to welcome prospective HTC students each year during the college’s annual interview days in late winter.
Tutorials allow HTC students the opportunity to cultivate close academic relationships with Ohio University faculty.