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CHC PATHS is an online tool for the Commonwealth Honors College community. A UMass NetID is required to log in.

Honors students can use CHC PATHS to set up course contracts such as an independent study honors (ISH) or an Honors Thesis/Project (499Y/T/P). Faculty members and honors thesis committee members use CHC PATHS to review and authorize these contracts.


For Fall 2017 courses:

Appeals Procedure for CHC PATHS Submissions after the September 7th Deadline

After the September 7th deadline for submission and completion of faculty approvals of Honors contract-course proposals on PATHS has passed, submissions will not be reviewed for approval by the CHC Academic Standards Committee unless they are accompanied by a Faculty Appeal. This appeal must be written in PATHS on the student's behalf by the student’s faculty sponsor (ISH) or committee chair (499T/P/Y). Click on the “Post Comment to Faculty Link” if comments have already been made or, if not, in the dialog box that will appear after the “approve” button has been clicked. Please put into the comments box the information requested below.

The Faculty Appeal must

  1. Specify the extenuating circumstances necessitating late registration
  2. Demonstrate that a semester's worth of work for the credits requested will indeed be completed on the project during Fall 2017.

The CHC credit-hour requirement is a minimum of 3 hours of honors work per credit each week for the entire 13-week semester, not including attendance at group meeting or meeting with advisors and near-peer mentors.