Faculty Resources

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:

Internal Resources

  • 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.  

Working with Minors and non-FAU students

Below 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 is lucky to have the enrollment of many students who are dual enrolled at the FAU High School.  These students are participating in undergraduate research and creative activities.  With this in mind, FAU has put together some helpful materials for faculty interested in working with these students who may still be under the age of 18.  EHS Minors in the lab policy and Volunteer Authorization for treatment of Minors should be reviewed and paperwork submitted to Dr. Frank Novembre, EHS Biological Safety Officer (fnovembre@fau.edu) before work begins.

Volunteer Registration and Background Checks: Volunteer registration, risk waiver, and background check paperwork should be completed by the student and faculty member in whose lab the student is working. There is a cost (~ $20 - $65) for the background check and all volunteers are required to have a volunteer background check.  All forms should be sent to EMPL@fau.edu (HR for background check) and copy to Ashley Williams (registers volunteers with FAU).

Additional Forms and Documents:

External Resources

Faculty at QEP Launch event


  • 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. 




  • 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.
 Last Modified 5/17/21