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ERIC Number: EJ793453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Weaving Together Undergraduate Research, Mentoring of Junior Faculty, and Assessment: The Case of an Interdisciplinary Program
Thomas, Elizabeth; Gillespie, Diane
Innovative Higher Education, v33 n1 p29-38 Jun 2008
Scholars in teaching and learning value student research and program assessment as strategies to promote excellence in undergraduate education. Yet, in practice, each can be complex and difficult to sustain. This case study demonstrates how undergraduate research, mentoring of junior faculty, and assessment can be integrated in ways that enrich the educational experiences of students and the professional development of faculty and improve research on teaching and learning. The authors describe a lively undergraduate research project that became tied to the mentoring of assistant professors and then to program assessment. We conclude with recommendations for implementing such a project in other academic settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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