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Genet, Kristen S. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2021
Increasing undergraduate research opportunities for introductory and non-STEM students benefits large numbers of students from diverse backgrounds. This article assesses a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) in a large, introductory course offered both online and in person at an open-door community college. Seated students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Experience, Introductory Courses
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Loeser, Matthew R.; Newkirk, Makaylah; Gabriel, Kara I.; Huerta, Audrey D. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2021
Yakima Valley College--a two-year, Hispanic-serving institution in south-central Washington state--partnered with four-year universities, agricultural centers, businesses, and federal and state agencies to develop a streamlined undergraduate research experience in which students work closely with a faculty mentor in a science, technology,…
Descriptors: Student Research, Two Year College Students, Mentors, College Faculty
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Balke, Virginia; Grusenmeyer, Linda; McDowell, John – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2021
Engagement in undergraduate research experiences (UREs) has a positive impact on student skill development, scientific identity, and retention in STEM. Incorporating UREs into two-year programs would greatly benefit the diverse, nontraditional student populations enrolled at community colleges. This article describes the infusion of the…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, STEM Education, Undergraduate Study, Nontraditional Students
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Petersen, Joan; Franco, Maria Mercedes; Lall-Ramnarine, Sharon; Wang, Shiang-Kwei – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2021
Undergraduate research (UR) is an integral part of the culture at Queensborough Community College, CUNY (QCC), an urban community college with a diverse student population. Since 2015, more than 400 students participate in undergraduate research experiences each year, working with more than 40 faculty mentors from several academic departments.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Kveven, Ardi – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2021
Providing opportunities for students to engage in undergraduate research is well supported as a high-impact educational practice. Shifting research experience earlier in the undergraduate career provides opportunities for more students to yield gains (both personal and professional) earlier in their career. At the Ocean Research College Academy…
Descriptors: Student Research, High School Students, Undergraduate Study, Dual Enrollment
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Ashcroft, Jared; Jaramillo, Veronica; Blatti, Jillian; Guan, Shu-Sha Angie; Bui, Amber; Villasenor, Veronica; Adamian, Alina; Chavira, Gabriela; Saetermoe, Carrie; le, Eileen; Horowitz, Bryant; Palacios, Brissa; Williams, Pamela Byrd; Brockman, Erika; Moses, Jennifer – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2021
Undergraduate research programs at community colleges maximize their impact through partnerships with baccalaureate-granting institutions, which provide much needed access to subject matter experts, research labs, and funding to underserved students. The program Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity: Promoting Opportunities for Diversity in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Equal Education
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Campbell, Jennifer Leigh; Chang, Sushila – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2021
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities face complex challenges that require Indigenous-led research. Increasing the Indigenous research workforce depends on structural change within higher education institutions, including better pathways to research training and careers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Higher Education
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Bhattacharyya, Prajukti; Chan, Catherine W. M.; Duchesne, Rocio R.; Ghosh, Aditi; Girard, Steven N.; Ralston, Jonah J. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2020
The traditional model of undergraduate research is less effective for engaging students who have little or no previous exposure to research, are unfamiliar with available research opportunities, or face financial or time constraints that prevent them from engaging in co- or extracurricular activities. Given today's changing student demographics,…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Courses, Research Methodology
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Corbett, Patrick; Rosen, Jody R. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2020
An across-the-curriculum (ATC) approach to undergraduate research (UR) is a productive addition to UR ecosystems at equity-oriented institutions. The ATC approach is differentiated from mentored UR experiences and laboratory course-based UR experiences by its ability to employ experiential, problem-based skills and practices for a broad variety of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Research, Undergraduate Students, 21st Century Skills
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McClure-Brenchley, Kimberly J.; Picardo, Kristin; Overton-Healy, Julia – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2020
Learning outcomes can structure and enhance the undergraduate research experience, building skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, communication, and teamwork/collaboration. These skills often correspond to what employers desire in their recruitment of recent college graduates: students possess career competencies that result from…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Transfer of Training, Critical Thinking
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McCartney, Alison Rios Millett; Napoli Clements, Rhiannon Rio; Cahalan, Lauren; Johnson, Kai; Pace, Bethany – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2020
One often overlooked challenge of undergraduate research (UR) is access to information. Growing student diversity, including first-generation students, and increasing calls for a better-trained workforce suggest that higher education should be providing more support for UR. The authors propose that higher education needs cost-effective, impactful…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Interdisciplinary Approach, Peer Teaching
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Faulconer, Emily K.; Griffith, John; Dixon, Zachary; Roberts, Donna – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2020
Undergraduate research benefits students by strengthening skills, providing professional growth, and improving retention. Yet significant barriers exist, including low awareness of opportunities, restrictive cultural norms, and resource constraints. The proliferation of online education potentially increases barriers, both real and perceived. This…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Online Courses, Traditional Schools, Undergraduate Students
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Hayes-Harb, Rachel; St. Andre, Mark; Shannahan, Megan – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2020
The authors have developed a set of undergraduate research learning outcomes that address the traditions of research and mentoring across campus. Achievement of these outcomes is assessed at annual, institution-wide, undergraduate research events by employing a poster presentation evaluation rubric and deploying graduate students, postdoctoral…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Projects, Student Research, Outcomes of Education
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Haeger, Heather; Banks, John E.; Smith, Camille; Armstrong-Land, Monique – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2020
To assess what questions are already answered and what still needs to be discovered about the high-impact practice of undergraduate research (UR), the authors conducted a mixed-methods study, including a systematic analysis of literature that assessed the impact of UR, and interviewed faculty and administrators actively engaged in UR. Findings…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Outcomes of Education, Literature Reviews
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Wenzel, Thomas J. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2020
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a number of programs that support undergraduate research and other kinds of research at primarily undergraduate institutions. Two of the most important are the Research in Undergraduate Institutions program and Major Research Instrumentation program. The aims of the programs and types of activities funded…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Philanthropic Foundations, Public Agencies
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