- Science in Solution (pdf) - a great, short piece outlining how undergraduate research impacts student learning (courtesy of Dave Bauer).
- Compilation of Advice from 2015 Viterbo Summer Research Faculty Mentors
- Compilation of Advice from pre-2015 Viterbo Summer Research Faculty Mentors
- Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers: Where to Begin?
- CRA-W's excellent collection of mentoring resources and "how-to" guides
Resources from Viterbo University Faculty-Student Research Teams
Ethical Research Practice
Viterbo's Institutional Review Board Website (Note: If your research involves working with human subject in any way, you must submit a research proposal and have it approved BEFORE you and your student(s) start work.)
University of Minnesota Research Ethics for Sociology, History, and Philosophy of Science
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Ethics Codes
– Social and Human Sciences
Faculty Benefits of Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research
- Invigorates intellect and increases enthusiasm.
- Enhances teaching effectiveness and job satisfaction.
- Promotes advancements in research program (research shows that students are able to make meaningful/productive contributions to assigned research projects)
- Increases access to grant funding.
- Enhances faculty members' ability to remain current in their field/discipline.
- Promotes greater engagement with students, colleagues, and the community.
- Provides faculty with a platform to motivate, inspire, and contribute to the educational experiences and professional development of future researchers. Faculty often derive personal satisfaction from "watching" students' professional growth.
- Allows mentorship of enthusiastic, highly-motivated students.
- Produces recognition by one's internal and external peers.
- Improves teaching techniques, such as in investigative laboratories.
- Augments results transfer from one's scholarship into the classroom.
- Promotes the concept of lifelong learning for students.
Institutional Benefits of Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research
- Enhances intellectual vitality and reputation of the institution.
- Attracts talented faculty and builds research programs.
- Attracts engaged students and community interest.
- Produces external funding and recognition; brings new equipment and facilities.
- Encourages innovative and collaborative curricula.
- Promotes engagement with national trends in higher education and new research directions.
- Breaks down barriers between students and faculty as well as teaching and research by integrating all into the teacher-scholar concept.
Information Assembled by Other Institutions
- UNC-Chapel Hill Office for Undergraduate Research
- University of Buffalo Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities
Costs and Benefits of Faculty-Student Collaborative Undergraduate Research
- Undergraduate Research Assistantship: A Comparison of Benefits and Costs from Faculty and Students' Perspectives
- Exploring Faculty Perceptions of the Benefits and Challenges of Mentoring Undergraduate Research
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