ERIC Number: EJ994576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Student and Faculty Member Engagement in Undergraduate Research
Webber, Karen L.; Nelson Laird, Thomas F.; BrckaLorenz, Allison M.
Research in Higher Education, v54 n2 p227-249 Mar 2013
Undergraduate research (UR) is a valued co-curricular activity that has involved an increasing number of students and faculty members in recent years. While there is a growing body of research on student participation in UR, there is less research available examining faculty perceptions of, participation in UR, and how those factors influence student participation in UR. This study examined approximately 110,000 responses to the "National Survey of Student Engagement" and 40,000 responses to the "Faculty Survey of Student Engagement" at over 450 four-year institutions. Findings revealed that individual and institutional characteristics predicted student and faculty member involvement and that the majority of faculty members perceived UR to be of importance. Implications for fostering faculty involvement, student success, and viewing UR as an institutional asset are discussed.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Participation, Teacher Participation, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Institutional Characteristics, Individual Characteristics, Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement