2009 Teaching and Learning Symposium

2:30-4:30 p.m., April 21, 2009
HUB Ballroom

Session Description



Mentoring the Undergraduate Research Experience:
A CIDR Teaching and Learning Bulletin

Janice DeCosmo, Jennifer Harris (Undergraduate Research Program, Center for Experiential Learning) and Margy Lawrence (Center for Instructional Development and Research)

In collaboration with the Center for Instructional Development and Research (CIDR), the Undergraduate Research Program has created a CIDR Teaching and Learning Bulletin, "Mentoring the Undergraduate Experience". The Bulletin offers guidelines for faculty on how to make an undergraduate research experience successful for both students and mentors. In it, we offer suggestions on how to get started on an undergraduate research experience (from defining the scope of the project to advertising the position and selecting students), things to pay attention to "as you go" (i.e., encouraging students to become more effective researchers, get more involved in the field, and identify funding resources), as well as on "taking it to the next level" by helping students to identify opportunities to present their work, document their learning, publish, and consider their post-graduation plans. We invite visitors to comment on the Bulletin and discuss ideas and challenges they have experienced in mentoring undergraduate researchers.




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