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Aenasoaie, Luciana; Joque, Justin; Peters, Amanda; Vander Broek, Jamie – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
The library and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at the University of Michigan partnered in an investigation of student-faculty research collaboration in the humanities. The authors found that providing early opportunities for undergraduates to collaborate on such projects was highly beneficial for both students and faculty mentors.…
Descriptors: Library Role, Partnerships in Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Rowland, Nicholas; Knapp, Jeffrey A.; Fargo, Hailley – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
The ability of undergraduate students to write for scholarly audiences is contingent upon their capacity to recognize that scholarship is a kind of conversation. For a student, writing an academic book review is a near ideal yet generally underutilized opportunity to learn this lesson. Through analysis of previously published book reviews…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Undergraduate Students, Book Reviews, Authors
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Reichle, Robert V. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Student researchers are rarely trained to explain their work to a general audience but must do so throughout their careers. To assist undergraduate researchers in building this skill, the Student Research Showdown--a research video and presentation competition--was created at the University of Texas at Austin. Students create brief videos on which…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Skills, Skill Development
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Freundt, Eric C.; Schneider, Kimberly R. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
The Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC) is an annual multidisciplinary conference that enables student scholars to present their research, network with other students, and attend professional development seminars. FURC has been held since 2011 and has featured more than 2,100 student presentations with participation from a broad array…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Development
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Beer, Francisca; Hassija, Christina M.; Covarrubias-Paniagua, Arturo; Thompson, Jeffrey M. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
The authors discuss their study of the Peer Research Consultant (PRC) program at California State University, San Bernardino. During the 2016-2017 academic year, 13 courses, with 853 students enrolled, participated in the PRC program. Program participants completed preand post-measures assessing demographic information, perceptions of skill level,…
Descriptors: Consultants, Peer Groups, College Students, Program Effectiveness
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Naepi, Sereana; Airini – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
As higher education institutions seek to provide further scope for diversity in their practices, there is space opening up for Indigenous undergraduate research. This article reflects on the Knowledge Makers program, an Indigenous undergraduate research initiative based in British Columbia, Canada. The Knowledge Makers program shows what is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Shannon N. Davis,; Wagner, Sarah E. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Disciplinary identity, or connection to a particular academic discipline, is constructed through a developmental process across a scholar's academic life course. Using unique data from an online survey of students at four different types of colleges and universities, this study investigates the extent to which disciplinary identity among…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Human Capital, Undergraduate Students, Correlation
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Roberts, Shearon; Louis, Ross – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
This study explores how African American STEM students pursued research experiences outside of STEM disciplines, drawing on nine years of data from the undergraduate research journal "XULAneXUS" at the STEM-focused, historically black institution Xavier University of Louisiana. Findings indicate that a successful STEM education for black…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Learning Experience, Minority Group Students, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Rivera, Julio; Khelifa, Maher; Hamdah, Bushra Abu; Al-Hamadi, Aisha Mohammed; Zdgiebloski, Emma S. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
The authors reflect on the outcomes of the first World Congress on Undergraduate Research, held at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar, on November 13-15, 2016.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Educational Research
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Wang, Haizhi; Smith, Kevin P. W.; Rocheleau, Suzanne E.; Mohan, Jaya; Dandekar, Kapil R.; Fontecchio, Adam K.; Stanford, Jennifer S. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
Drexel University piloted the Students Tackling Advanced Research Internationally (iSTAR) Scholars Program, which provides undergraduates with an opportunity to engage in an international experience at a collaborating institution during the summer between their first and second years. Based on outcomes from a modified version of the Undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Summer Programs, Student Research
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Roberts, Lia K.; Deprele, Sylvine; Inrig, Stephen J.; Nogaj, Luiza A. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
An interdisciplinary undergraduate research program with international summer fieldwork at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles trains undergraduates in research methodologies (cancer laboratory techniques, cross-cultural survey research, and policy analysis); collects fieldwork data in global settings and the United States; and compares,…
Descriptors: Research Training, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Haeger, Heather; Fresquez, Carla; Banks, John E.; Smith, Camille – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
For new-majority students (traditionally underrepresented minority, first-generation, and low-income students) who are less likely to have access to support systems, learning how to navigate the often hidden facets of academia can be a challenge. Providing programming that helps students learn how to navigate the academic landscape as they…
Descriptors: Mentors, Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students
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Dickter, Cheryl L.; Hudley, Anne H. Charity; Franz, Hannah A.; Lambert, Ebony A. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
Underrepresented students have less knowledge of research experiences available on campus and are less likely to feel supported by faculty than represented students. To address these issues and increase the number of underrepresented undergraduate researchers, faculty at the College of William & Mary created the William & Mary Scholars…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Disproportionate Representation
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Baker, Vicki L.; Carlson, John – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
The authors discuss a course-based undergraduate research (UR) experience in business, seeking to continue a conversation initiated by Miller and DeLoach (2016) regarding undergraduate research in professional fields. The current state of liberal arts colleges and business education is described, as are the three modes of thinking developed by…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Business Administration Education, Liberal Arts
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Morrison, Janet A.; Berner, Nancy J.; Manske, Jill M.; Jones, Rebecca M.; Davis, Shannon N.; Garner, Pamela W. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
The authors surveyed faculty (n = 239) at three diverse institutions to probe perceived motivations for and barriers to involvement in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity (URSCA) across scholarly disciplines. URSCA mentors were significantly more likely than nonparticipants to express proficiency in involving students in…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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