Nominations Due for Faculty Award for Mentoring Undergraduates in Research

Nominations for the Faculty Award for Distinction in Mentoring Undergraduates in Research are now open and will be accepted through Feb. 14, 2020. Nomination of a faculty member from several sources (e.g., multiple students, faculty colleagues or a combination thereof) tend to enhance the nomination. Outstanding nominees will be invited to submit supporting documentation. Awards will be announced publicly in spring and awardees will receive funding to further support undergraduates in research.

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What do we mean by "research"?

Mentoring undergraduates in research and creative endeavors (i.e., scholarship) is different than mentoring students in their academic pursuits (i.e., academic advising). As defined by the Council on Undergraduate Research, undergraduate research is "an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline". This process begins with discovery of disciplinary scholarship, is followed by scholarly inquiry (e.g., articulating questions and engaging in the process and practices) and culminates in creation of scholarship (e.g., creating an original scholarly project, communicating about the project).

Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at