ERIC Number: EJ1036786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Curricular Integration as Innovation: Faculty Insights on Barriers to Institutionalizing Change
Davis, Shannon N.; Jacobsen, Shannon K.
Innovative Higher Education, v39 n1 p17-31 Feb 2014
In the burgeoning literature on infusing undergraduate research and creative activities into the curriculum of research-intensive institutions, few studies have examined the perspectives of the faculty mentors who provide the individualized opportunities for students. Based on focus group data from 50 faculty mentors, we document faculty perceptions of the challenges to infusing undergraduate student scholarship across the curriculum. We conclude with practical suggestions for other institutions seeking to implement innovative change initiatives in general and to broaden opportunities for undergraduate research and creative activities in particular.
Descriptors: Barriers, Organizational Change, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Integrated Curriculum, Educational Innovation, Mentors, Research Universities, Focus Groups, Undergraduate Students, Creative Activities, Student Research, Research Opportunities, Change Strategies, Curriculum Enrichment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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