The Holmes Scholars® Program at Florida Atlantic University

What are the expectations of Holmes Scholars®

  • Serve up to a three-year term
  • Participate in the AACTE Annual Meeting, including the Holmes Scholars® preconference events, and submit proposals to present their research at the AACTE Annual Meeting each year they are in the program (workshop, poster sessions, etc.)
  • Participate at least once in the AACTE Holmes Scholars® Summer Policy Institute and AACTE Day on the Hill
  • Attend the FAMU-UCF AACTE Holmes Scholars® Dissertation Retreat and Research Symposium
  • Participate in at least one other education conference (e.g., American Educational Research Association, Association of Teacher Educators, Council for Exceptional Students, or another organization within their discipline)
  • Propose and implement a project that relates to or forwards the goals of AACTE and authentically engages them in advocacy, policy, service, or research work that furthers high-quality and equitable educator preparation
  • Participate in activities and meetings sponsored by the National Association of Holmes Scholars® Alumni (NAHSA) during their final year in the Holmes Scholars Program (some of which occur at the AACTE Annual Meeting)
  • Consider affiliate membership in NAHSA during their final year in the program

What are the expectations of the College of Education?

  • After the first year, serve as mentors of incoming Holmes Scholars®
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Remain in good academic standing
  • Present research and workshops based on Holmes Scholars® experiences
  • Be an excellent ambassador for the FAU College of Education