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Undergraduate Research in SoTL as a High-Impact Practice

by Jessie L. Moore The 2016 Pre-ISSOTL Council of Undergraduate Research Symposium challenged participants to consider the intersections between Undergraduate Research (UR) and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Although some might suggest that work at this intersection is underdeveloped and…

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George Kuh on High Impact Undergraduate Inquiry

On July 25, 2016, George Kuh presented at the Center’s Conference on Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research. His closing keynote (video below) focused on “Ensuring that Undergraduate Inquiry is a High Quality High-Impact Practice.” How to cite this post: George…

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Brad Johnson on Excellent Practices in Mentoring UR

Brad Johnson presented the opening keynote at the Center’s Conference on Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research. He examined “Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research: What We’ve Learned & Lingering Mysteries” (video below). How to cite this post: Brad Johnson…

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Connected Curriculum at the University College of London

by Susannah McGowan The Connected Curriculum represents the University College of London’s (UCL) values-based approach to connecting its excellent reputation for world-renowned research to educational practices across the institution. European theoretical underpinnings of the initiative emphasize development of dispositions, talents,…

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Mentoring Relationships in Undergraduate Research

by Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Caroline Ketcham In the second summer of the CEL seminar on Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research (UR), participants worked to identify the key characteristics of mentoring relationships in the context of student, faculty and institutional development. …

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Students' Tips for Future Undergraduate Researchers

by Jessie L. Moore A growing number of publications offer tips for faculty, undergraduate research programs, and institutions about how to support undergraduate research (UR). The Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research, for example, identifies core features…

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Mentor-Mentee Relationships in Undergraduate Research

by Jessie L. Moore Faculty mentors play a significant role in making undergraduate research (UR) a high-impact educational practice. Kuh and O’Donnell (2013) contend that the deepest engagement in UR occurs when students participate in all aspects of the research process…