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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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Nelson, Randy B.; Yusef, Kideste Mariam; Cooper, Adrienne – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Bethune-Cookman University's Center for Undergraduate Research Excellence has operated a summer research program since 2014. An interdisciplinary team of faculty mentors and student research fellows examined variables impacting juvenile delinquency and risk of recidivism within Florida, using a database of more than 64,000 youth who aged out of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Training, Black Colleges
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Sandquist, Elizabeth J.; Cervato, Cinzia; Ogilvie, Craig – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
The Freshmen Research Initiative at Iowa State University promotes student interest and retention in science through introductory course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs). Successful strategies for the implementation of CUREs on a large scale in an affordable manner included the use of a postdoctoral coordinator and affiliation with…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, College Freshmen, Interdisciplinary Approach, State Universities
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Killion, Patrick J.; Page, Ian B.; Yu, Victoria – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
The University of Maryland--College Park initiated the First-Year Innovation & Research Experience (FIRE) in 2014 to provide authentic faculty-led research experiences, mentorship, and accelerated opportunity for first-year students from a wide range of academic backgrounds. To annually provide more than 600 new FIRE students with an authentic…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Research, Data Analysis, Visualization
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Hensley, Merinda Kaye; Johnson, Heidi R. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
As libraries build in-house publishing programs, they can aid campus undergraduate research journal efforts in several ways. They may provide publishing platforms, archive student work such as multimedia, professionalize titles through activities such as assigning DOIs, and offer instructional training that introduces undergraduates to the content…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Research, Student Research
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Dorff, Michael; Weekes, Suzanne – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
The PIC Math program works with mathematical sciences faculty at US institutions to help them prepare students for careers in today's workforce. PIC Math faculty engage their students to solve data science and other research problems that come directly from industry. To accomplish the program's objectives, the authors conduct a three-day summer…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Student Research
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Lukes, Laura A.; Ryker, Katherine; Millsaps, Camerian; Lockwood, Rowan; Uhen, Mark D.; George, Christian; Bentley, Callan; Berquist, Peter – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Undergraduates who participate in research experiences are more likely to persist as majors and pursue careers in STEM fields. Traditional undergraduate research experiences often involve field or lab work, which can be costly or have participation barriers for some students. Large, publicly available online datasets provide an alternative. This…
Descriptors: Databases, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Projects
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Mendez-Carbajo, Diego; Davis-Kahl, Stephanie – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
An increased focus on high-impact pedagogical practices at a small, residential, higher education institution led to a grant-funded project to gather and analyze multidimensional data on 10,155 residential foreclosures in central Illinois from 2006 to 2013. Student researchers applied skills gained through academic coursework to investigate a…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Service Learning, Data Collection, Place of Residence
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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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