ERIC Number: EJ784935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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Engaging Undergraduate Students in Research Activities: Are Research Universities Doing a Better Job?
Hu, Shouping; Kuh, George D.; Gayles, Joy Gaston
Innovative Higher Education, v32 n3 p167-177 Oct 2007
Engaging undergraduate students in research activities has been advocated as an innovative strategy to improve American higher education (Boyer Commission, "Reinventing undergraduate education: A blueprint for America's research universities." The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stony Brook, NY, 1998). This study compared the frequency of undergraduate student research experiences at different types of colleges and universities from the early 1990s through 2004. The results indicate that the frequency of student research experiences increased since 1998 at all types of institutions and that students at research universities were not more likely than their counterparts elsewhere to have such experiences. The findings were consistent across major fields. To live up to their claims, research universities must find additional ways to involve undergraduates in research with faculty members.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Universities, Incidence, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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