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Introduction: Considering Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Context

Written by Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Paul C. Miller, and Jessie L. Moore

Discussion Questions

  • How can institutions of higher learning ensure that mentored UR opportunities are not limited to less than ΒΌ of students pursuing a college education? What are the particular barriers at your institution and how might they be overcome?
  • At your institution, how are faculty mentors supported? Does the support reflect your institutional commitment to faculty-mentored UR, and if not, what suggestions do you have for change?
  • What are some models for effective student-faculty partnerships? Which do you and/or your colleagues typically employ to facilitate student learning and development in mentored UR experiences? Are there particular models you would like to try, and why or why not?