60-Second SoTL – Episode 9

This week’s episode features a recent open-access article from Studies in Higher Education and explores how engaging in authentic, mentored undergraduate research can contribute to student well-being:

Walkington, Helen, and Belinda Ommering. 2022. “How Does Engaging in Authentic Research at Undergraduate Level Contribute to Student Well-Being? Studies in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2022.2082400

View a transcript of this episode.

The episode was hosted by Jessie L. Moore, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning and Professor of Professional Writing & Rhetoric. 60-Second SoTL is produced by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University.

Read More about Mentored, Authentic Undergraduate Research and Inquiry

  • Ommering, Belinda W. C., Merel van Diepen, Floris M. van Blankenstein, Peter G. M. de Jong, and Friedo W. Dekker. 2020. “Twelve Tips to Offer a Short Authentic and Experiential Individual Research Opportunity to a Large Group of Undergraduate Students.” Medical Teacher 42 (10): 1128–1133. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159x.2019.1695766 [Open Access]
  • Ommering, Belinda W. C., Marjo Wijnen-Meijer, Diana H. J. M. Dolmans, Friedo W. Dekker, and Floris M. van Blankenstein. 2020. “Promoting Positive Perceptions of and Motivation for Research among Undergraduate Medical Students to Stimulate Future Research Involvement: A Grounded Theory Study.” BMC Medical Education 20: 204. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-02112-6 [Open Access]
  • Shanahan, J. O., E. Ackley-Holbrook, E. Hall, K. Stewart, and H. Walkington. 2015. “Ten Salient Practices of Undergraduate Research Mentors: A Review of the Literature.” Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 23 (5): 359–376. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2015.1126162
  • Vandermaas-Peeler, M., P. C. Miller, and J. L. Moore. 2018. Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research. Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.
  • Wald, N., and T. Harland. 2017. “A Framework for Authenticity in Designing a Research-Based Curriculum.” Teaching in Higher Education 22 (7): 751–765. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2017.1289509
  • Walkington, H., K. A. Stewart, E. E. Hall, E. Ackley, and J. O. Shanahan. 2020. “Salient Practices of Award-Winning Undergraduate Research Mentors – Balancing Freedom and Control to Achieve Excellence.” Studies in Higher Education 45 (7): 1519–1532. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1637838

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Read More about Well-Being

  • Ryan, R. M., and E. L. Deci. 2000. “Self-determination Theory and the Facilitation of Intrinsic Motivation, Social Development, and Well-Being.” American Psychologist 55 (1): 68–78.
  • Ryan, R. M., and E. L. Deci. 2017. Self-determination Theory: Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development, and Wellness. New York: Guilford Publications. 
  • Sheldon, K. M., N. Abad, Y. Ferguson, A. Funz, L. Houser-Marko, C. P. Nichols, et al. 2009. “Persistent Pursuit of Need-Satisfying Goals Leads to Increased Happiness: A 6-Month Experimental Longitudinal Study.” Motivation and Emotion 34 (1): 39–48.