Benefits for Faculty Participating in Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
"Undergraduate research is a proven way to build college student success and drive innovation." -Council on Undergraduate Research
- increases aspirations
- increases core professional competencies
- mentorship and relationships increases students' perception of success
Students are not the only beneficiaries of involvement in undergraduate research and inquiry; benefits to faculty have also been observed. These include enhanced mentoring and teaching, enhanced satisfaction with their career and personal development, achieved scholarly and research outcomes (e.g. presentations and publications), and integrated teaching and scholarship. Faculty who were themselves engaged in similar activities as undergraduates identify the experience as being transformational for their careers.
Articles of Interest:
Working with Minors and non-FAU students
Here you will find a series of resources for faculty who intend to work with minors and non-FAU students interested in working with them on academic or summer research projects.
- FAU Public affairs has established an index of operation materials, and branding templates to facilitate creating external presentations.
- The FAU Library has established great resources to help in you and your students' research endeavors.
- The Graduate College and the Division of Research have put together a list of workshops for students to attend to improve their understanding of research and how to conduct a project responsibly.
CITI – the Collaborative Inter-Institutional Training Initiative provides access to courses that are designed to be used by institutions and organizations to provide comprehensive training in a variety of areas such as Institutional Review Board (IRB), Good Clinical Practices, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and other areas. (content borrowed from the FAU RCR website)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Research Integrity has many resources on how to conduct a research project, research misconduct, programs, and several resources that may assist in your project.
National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (NCPRE), also known as Ethics Core, is a source where individuals can find videos, statistics, simulations, etc. that other researchers have conducted and shared with NCPRE.
IRBs and Research on Teaching and Learning: This resource addresses common questions researchers might have about seeking approval from Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to conduct research on teaching and learning.
IMPLEMENTING RESEARCH INTO THE CURRICULUM
- Classroom Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE): The CURE survey measures student experiences in “research-like” or other science courses, and may be used as a pretest-posttests or pretest only survey.