ERIC Number: EJ1073651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Transforming the Undergraduate Research Experience through Sustained Mentoring: Creating a Strong Support Network and a Collaborative Learning Environment
Camacho, Erika T.; Holmes, Raquell M.; Wirkus, Stephen A.
New Directions for Higher Education, n171 p63-73 Fall 2015
This chapter describes how sustained mentoring together with rigorous collaborative learning and community building contributed to successful mathematical research and individual growth in the Applied Mathematical Sciences Summer Institute (AMSSI), a program that focused on women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals from small teaching institutions who might not have had the opportunity to do research otherwise. The collective learning and developmental experiences of AMSSI's cofounders as students, teaching assistants, and faculty in other research programs, together with their humble upbringings and cultural histories, are what define the unique structure and mentoring blueprint of AMSSI.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Experience, Sustainability, Mentors, Supervisory Methods, Social Networks, Cooperative Learning, Educational Environment, Mathematics Education, Females, Minority Groups, Teaching Assistants, College Faculty, Learning Experience, Program Descriptions, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs
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