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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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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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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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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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Pawlow, Laura; Sleeper, Kristen – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's multiple techniques for assessing its Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities program seek to address both bigpicture concerns (e.g., are students learning?) and more pragmatic questions (e.g., are there barriers to participation?). The benefits and challenges of the quantitative and qualitative…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Program Evaluation, Creative Activities
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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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Martinez, Ted; Bloom, Nena; Whipple, Amy V.; Chischilly, Steve – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
Northern Arizona University (NAU) has been operating a National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program for 18 years. The program works with tribal and community college faculty to recruit students traditionally underrepresented in the sciences for a 10-week summer research experience at NAU. Since 2006, 77…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Student Participation, Equal Education, Undergraduate Students
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Young, Gregory; Don, Gary W.; Rieck, Alan – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
As music programs at colleges and universities join the undergraduate research movement, many faculty and administrators may be unsure of terminology, educational practices, or ways to combine some of the creative aspects of music degree requirements into compelling undergraduate research projects. One of the biggest challenges is embedding…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Research Projects, Creative Activities
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Kim, Christopher S.; Leahy, Anna; Kendrick, Lisa – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
Faculty participation in mentoring undergraduate research can be limited by the time demands involved and the relatively low compensation typically offered at most institutions. The system designed by Chapman University's Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) facilitates independent research by undergraduate students who…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Credits
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Brown, Pamela; Cumming, Tammie; Pasley, Joan D. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
A theory of action outlining undergraduate research program inputs and desired outcomes was developed and used to guide implementation of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) sections and to create assessment tools to measure attainment of program goals in both apprentice-model undergraduate research and CURE. Student survey…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Curriculum Development, Student Research, Research Projects
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Eby, Kimberley K.; Lukes, Laura A. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
Through active learning classrooms (ALCs), faculty can rethink and redesign their courses to include more inquiry-driven activities and experiences for students. This case study describes one large public institution's evidence-based and iterative design process for new and redesigned learning spaces. Critical elements include a cross-campus…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Inquiry, Space Utilization, Design
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Bradley, Evan D.; Bata, Michelle; Gibbon, Heather M. Fitz; Ketcham, Caroline J.; Nicholson, Brittany A.; Pollock, Meagen – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
Mentoring research and development often uses a mentor-protégé model, but research often takes place in teams. In this exploratory study, the authors identify the structures and prevalence of multi-mentoring teams by surveying undergraduate researchers about the people who helped them and the support they received. Research teams were common, and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Projects