Event Title

Conducting Undergraduate Research and Service Learning in a Small Liberal Arts Setting

Presentation Type

Interactive Presentation

Location

BHC 128

Start Date

9-10-2010 11:45 AM

End Date

9-10-2010 12:15 PM

Description/Abstract

Many universities now include service learning as a portion or central focus of coursework in their curricula. Concurrent demands to include undergraduate research in courses make the tasks of teaching content and conducting service learning exercises particularly challenging to professors. This presentation examines a model of a means of completing service learning and conducting undergraduate research in the life sciences. Examples from three different disciplines at Saint Leo University are presented to illustrate the fact that faculty can fulfill a desire to provide long-term service to the community and generate quantifiable data that can be used in undergraduate research projects.

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Oct 9th, 11:45 AM Oct 9th, 12:15 PM

Conducting Undergraduate Research and Service Learning in a Small Liberal Arts Setting

BHC 128

Many universities now include service learning as a portion or central focus of coursework in their curricula. Concurrent demands to include undergraduate research in courses make the tasks of teaching content and conducting service learning exercises particularly challenging to professors. This presentation examines a model of a means of completing service learning and conducting undergraduate research in the life sciences. Examples from three different disciplines at Saint Leo University are presented to illustrate the fact that faculty can fulfill a desire to provide long-term service to the community and generate quantifiable data that can be used in undergraduate research projects.