ERIC Number: ED477576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Academic Excellence: The Role of Research in the Physical Sciences at Undergraduate Institutions.
Doyle, Michael P., Ed.
Chapters of this collection show that students benefit from a research-based teaching environment, and that students who have the opportunity for research complete their science programs in greater numbers than those who do not. The chapters of section 1, "Achieving Excellence," are: (1) "The Role of Research at Undergraduate Institution: Why Is It Necessary To Defend It?" (Robert Gavin); (2) "Achieving a National Reputation for Excellence" (Michael P. Doyle); (3) "If You Build It They Will Comeand Stay" (Richard Warch); and (4) "Research Is Important, But" (Robert L. Lichter). In section 2, "Model Programs," the chapters are: (5) "Reminiscences and Recommendations on Undergraduate Research" (Douglas C. Neckers); (6) "Then and Now: A Brief View of Hope College Today" (James M. Gentile); (7) "Mentors in Science: Research-Based Pedagogy at Hendrix College" (John Churchill); and (8) "Chemical Bonding between Students and Faculty: The Chemistry Program at Furman University" (Larry S. Trzupek and Lon B. Knight, Jr.). Section 3, "Supporting Excellence," contains: (9) "NIH Funding: An Inside Guide to Grantsmanship" (John Schwab and Jean Chin); (10) "The Cost of Research Instrumentation in Chemistry" (Michael P. Doyle); (11) "The First NMR Spectrometer at Hope" (Douglas C. Neckers); (12) "Origin and Programs of the Petroleum Research Fund" (Lawrence A. Funke); and (13) "The Keys to the Kingdom: Motivation and Environment" (Raymond Kellman). An appendix describes some programs for undergraduate institutions. (Contains 62 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Political Science, Research, Research Universities, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research Corp., Tucson, AZ.