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Review, Winter 2006, Volume
8, Number 1
current issue, "Undergraduate Research: A Path to Engagement,
Achievement, and Integration," highlights undergraduate
programs that integrate students into the research community
through mentored experiences in the various disciplines.
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Research Experiences: Synergies between Scholarship and Teaching
Tim Elgren and Nancy Hensel
good reason, undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research
opportunities are firmly embedded in the landscape of the
New Academy...These relationships are particularly important
at a time when undergraduates are seemingly more disengaged
in their education and rarely interact with faculty members
outside of the classroom...Link
to full article.
Research as Scientific and Civic Pedagogy
Elizabeth L. Paul
pedagogical efforts over the years have focused on two key
challenges I have faced in mentoring undergraduates:
Community-based research (CBR) has become the means I employ
to overcome these challenges...Link
to the full article.
How do I help undergraduates discover the thrill and value
of social scientific research?
How do I help undergraduates connect meaningfully with their
communities and become active and responsible citizens?
Activity and Undergraduate Research across the Disciplines
the College of Wooster’s Summer 2005 issue of the Wooster
magazine, you can read about the passions of six recent graduates,
and how those were translated into personalized and challenging
independent study projects. The independent study is far more
than a senior thesis; faculty at Wooster know, because they
have witnessed it, that independent study is a transformative
experience. As English major Amanda Phillips puts it, “Working
on each chapter of [my independent study] was like walking
down a hallway of mirrors—and not always the flattering
to the full article.
Research as the Next Great Faculty Divide
One of the
most dramatic transformations at liberal arts colleges and
comprehensive universities during the past twenty-five years
has been the increased expectation for faculty to generate
original scholarship with publishable results. We have reached
the point where many of us have difficulty remembering a time
when faculty did not embrace the “teacher-scholar”
model. But of course this was not always the case...Link
to the full article.
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