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Wolf, Lorraine W. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2018
This chapter discusses the impact of undergraduate research as a form of engaged student learning. It summarizes the gains reported in post-fellowship assessment essays acquired from students participating in the Auburn University Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. The chapter also discusses the program's efforts to increase opportunities…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Learner Engagement, Essays
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Barney, Katelyn – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are still grossly under-represented in Higher Degrees by Research (HDRs) when compared to non-Indigenous students. Developing the pipeline of Indigenous students from undergraduate to postgraduate study remains key to increasing the number of Indigenous students undertaking HDRs. While much of the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Higher Education, Fellowships, Graduate Students
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Vaughan, Terry, III; Mendez, Maria; Berardi, Luciano – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
In 2011, DePaul University established the Arnold L. Mitchem Fellowship Program to support graduate school preparation for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented second-year students. The program aims to advance students' academic and career paths through an early research experience where students create literature reviews that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Projects, Disproportionate Representation
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Riley, Kathleen; Solic, Kathryn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This article shares findings from a qualitative study of an undergraduate urban education fellowship designed to connect teacher-candidates with activist teacher communities and explore questions of social justice, equity, and multicultural teaching. Fellows attended conferences, professional meetings, and on-campus dialogues over one semester.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Activism, Communities of Practice
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Lima, Marybeth – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research proposals on the basis of two review criteria: intellectual merit (IM) and broader impacts (BI). The intellectual merit criterion is well-established and understood, but the broader impacts criterion, which is focused on the ways in which research can benefit society and/or meet NSF-identified…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Graduate Students, Community Involvement, Workshops
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Espino, Michelle M. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2015
This article focuses on the extent to which affirmative action policies and practices as remedies for racial injustice in higher education reflect a silent covenant that sacrifices the cultivation and presence of Latina/o faculty. Drawing upon the lived experiences of 22 Mexican American faculty and post-doctoral fellows, the author argues that,…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Higher Education, Mexican Americans, College Faculty
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MacPherson, Kristina Ruth – College Teaching, 2015
Decoding disciplinary expertise for novices is increasingly part of the undergraduate curriculum. But how might area studies and other interdisciplinary programs, which require integration of courses from multiple disciplines, decode expertise in a similar fashion? Additionally, as a part of decoding area studies and interdisciplines, how might a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Majors (Students)
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Ronesi, Lynne – Across the Disciplines, 2011
US-based writing fellows programs have traditionally placed writing fellows in upper-division courses to support student writing beyond first-year composition, given that student writing skills become more developed in the context of genre- or discipline-based writing. The author describes a writing fellows program at the American University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Cheng, Xiao; Wang, Lin; Guo, Kaihua; Liu, Shu; Li, Feng; Chu, Guoliang; Zhou, Li-Hua – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2011
Postgraduate fellowship training programs are expanding at Chinese universities. This growing cadre of advanced trainees calls for the development of new learning and training models wherein postgraduate fellows have an ample opportunity to teach more junior learners, thereby expanding their own knowledge base and competitiveness for future…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Medical Education, Teaching Assistants, Experimental Teaching
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Lassila-Merisalo, Maria; Uskali, Turo – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2011
Finland has been among the very first nations to apply for practice theories of innovation journalism--journalism covering innovations. This essay is based on deep interviews since 2004 of all former Finnish innovation journalism fellows (N = 9), and two surveys of undergraduate journalism students (N = 16) who took part in the world's first…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Innovation, Journalism, Foreign Countries
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McCarthy, Maeve L.; Fister, K. Renee – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
The manuscript outlines the impact that our National Science Foundation Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences program, BioMaPS, has had on the students and faculty at Murray State University. This interdisciplinary program teams mathematics and biology undergraduate students with mathematics and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Jaleel, Rana – Academe, 2010
Rightly or wrongly, a language of "firsts" has long permeated graduate student labor at New York University (NYU). In 2002, NYU's graduate student employees were the first in the nation to secure a union contract at a private university. In 2005, they were also the first to lose their contract, precipitating a bitter six-month-long…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Employees, Private Colleges, Labor
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Severino, Carol; Trachsel, Mary – Across the Disciplines, 2008
How much do specialized academic discourse communities matter to undergraduate writers? To what degree should theories of specialized discourses influence the design of undergraduate Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) programs? At the University of Iowa, where an undergraduate Writing Fellows program engages peer tutors in writing-intensive…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Communities of Practice, Undergraduate Students, Fellowships
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Halleck, Gene B. – Simulation & Gaming, 2008
This simulation probes what is known as the "foreign" teaching assistant problem. The "problem" can be found at large state universities in the United States where international graduate students are required to earn their scholarships by teaching undergraduate courses and arises because of a combination of issues, including…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Simulation
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O'Neill, Peter – Across the Disciplines, 2008
This article examines the potential role of peer tutors and writing fellows in higher education in the United Kingdom. It argues that scepticism surrounding the use of peer tutors in writing is unfounded. In fact, the disciplinary nature of UK Higher Education suggests that undergraduate peer tutors and writing fellows may have an important role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Writing Across the Curriculum, Intellectual Disciplines
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