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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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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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Sims, Jeanetta D.; Doré, Anna; Vo, Mindy; Lai, Hung-Lin; Lim, Oon Feng – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
Undergraduate research in higher education has become a movement linked to institutional efforts at integrating high-impact practices and infusing transformative learning. University of Central Oklahoma's Diverse Student Scholars (DSS) is one such program of faculty mentorship that is hosted by a department of marketing within a college of…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Diversity
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Springer, Michael S.; Barthell, John F.; Simmons, Charlotte K.; Jackson-Hardwick, Dana; Wilson, Gregory M. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
The clear and tangible benefits attributed to taking part in undergraduate research and creative experiences are leading colleges and universities to seek ways to broaden participation among students in all academic disciplines, particularly those beyond the STEM fields. The Office of High-Impact Practices was established in 2014 at the University…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation, Creative Activities
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Gilman, Denise; Farrow, Shannon; Hartman, Danielle – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
For 12 years, Denise Gillman has taught the course Science on the Stage at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. The plays studied awaken intellectual curiosity and understanding of human nature and complex scientific ideas within the framework of a good story and can do so for students of every major. This article presents how…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Drama, Higher Education
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Schneider, Carol Geary – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
The liberal arts of evidence-based inquiry are necessities for knowledgeable participation in a self-governing democracy and equally important in an innovation-dependent economy. Higher education's role in fostering these capacities has always been one of its most important contributions to the greater good. The current political environment calls…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Outcomes of Education
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Lopatto, David – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
Given that science and science education are undergoing a climate change, the author suggests a re-envisioning of undergraduate research assessment. He argues that continuation of research into the processes and benefits of undergraduate research opportunities for undergraduates will need to decrease focus on student dispositions and increase…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Projects, Educational Environment