ERIC Number: EJ1212085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Faculty Change from Within: The Creation of The WMSURE Program
Dickter, Cheryl L.; Hudley, Anne H. Charity; Franz, Hannah A.; Lambert, Ebony A.
Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, v2 n1 p24-32 Fall 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 Undergraduate Research Experience (WMSURE). Community-based and participatory research methods were used to work with students in developing research questions and in collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data about their academic and personal experiences. This led to the development of academic and research advising services, workshops, faculty education, and research funding to support underrepresented students. This article evaluates the program. Results suggest that the WMSURE program has increased research opportunities and feelings of support on campus.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Disproportionate Representation, College Programs, Mentors, Academic Advising, Workshops, Program Effectiveness
Council on Undergraduate Research. 734 15th Street NW Suite 850, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-783-4810; Fax: 202-783-4811; e-mail: email@example.com; e-mail: SPUR@cur.org; Web site: https://www.cur.org/what/publications/journals/spur/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia