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Peer Review Spring 2010

Spring 2010, Vol. 12, No. 2

Undergraduate Research

This issue highlights undergraduate programs that integrate students into the research community through mentored experiences in various disciplines. These programs strive to provide students with hands-on opportunities to participate in original research projects and to engage in creative activities and scholarship under the guidance of experienced faculty members. Articles focus on undergraduate research in the arts and humanities, as well as in STEM disciplines, and describe models for first-year and lower-division students.

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CONTENTS:

Spring 2010

From the Editor

Analysis

Research and Discovery Across the Curriculum
Susan Elrod, Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL); Diane Husic, Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR); and Jillian Kinzie, Center for Postsecondary Research and NSSE Institute

Practice

The Integrity and Integrality of Student Research at a Liberal
Arts College

Greg Weight, Ursinus College

Enhancing Undergraduate Research in the Arts and the Humanities
Cathy W. Levenson, Florida State University

Low-Cost Strategies for Promoting Undergraduate Research at Research Universities
Allison A. Snow, The Ohio State University; Janice DeCosmo, University of Washington; and Said M. Shokair, University of California at Irvine.

Undergraduate Research Learning Communities for First-Year and Lower-Division Students
Gitanjali Kaul and Charleyse Pratt, Cleveland State University

Science Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program: Strengthening: STEM Education through Authentic Research Experiences for Preservice and Early-Career Teachers
Warren Baker and John Keller, California Polytechnic State University

Research

Undergraduate Research as a High-Impact Student Experience
David Lopatto, Grinnell College

Reality Check

The Challenge of Undergraduate Research
David R. Evans, Buena Vista University

 

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