[PAST EVENT] Undergraduate research at W&M: A content analysis
LocationSwem Library, Ford Classroom
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
- Free food
This workshop presents the results of a University Teaching Project group that examined and tested approaches to supporting and enhancing undergraduate research primarily in class settings. A major goal of the study was identifying ways to enhance the benefits of the research experience while managing time and other resource demands on faculty mentors. The program will be offered on at noon on April 10 in the Ford Classroom of Swem Library. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30, so please RSVP.
Team Members include: Brian Beach, Carrie Dolan, S. P. Harish, Daniel Maliniak and John Parman. The study focused on the social science disciplines of economics, government, and public health, but the work of this group can serve as a platform that can subsequently be adapted for use across disciplines.
Description: Undergraduate research experiences have been shown to enhance the educational experience and retention of college students. However, many challenges still exist relative to building a collaborative research model that both supports beginning undergraduate researchers as well as their research mentors. It is true that undergraduate research experiences can offer benefits to all involved, it is also true that they can be very time-consuming and resource intensive for mentors and that these experiences are often occurring outside of a formal classroom setting.
The aim of this group was to examine and subsequently adopt several approaches to supporting and enhancing the undergraduate research experience either within a classroom setting or through more structured –spanning the disciplines of economics, government, and public health. The work of this group can serve as a platform that can subsequently be adapted for use across disciplines.