Embedding Undergraduate Research Into Individual Courses
Undergraduate research is one of the high-impact practices identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. It is associated with several of characteristics of engaged learning, including faculty-student interaction and student-student interaction; deep learning; and increased levels of student persistence. Frequently, however, undergraduate research experiences are only available as independent studies or intensive summer experiences resulting in such experiences being available to relatively few students. One approach to making this high-impact learning opportunity available to more students is to integrate undergraduate research projects into individual courses. This session will present examples of how substantive undergraduate research projects can be integrated into individual courses through well-structured, team-based research projects. Participants will have the opportunity to develop an undergraduate research project for incorporation into one or more of their own courses. We encourage you to bring a syllabus for a course in which you would like to embed undergraduate research.
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