Event Title

What is Expected From an Undergraduate Research Mentor?

Presentation Type

Poster Session

Location

Burnett Honors College

Start Date

10-10-2014 5:15 PM

End Date

10-10-2014 7:00 PM

Description/Abstract

Undergraduate research experience is highly valued and sought by students preparing for graduate school. Both faculty mentors and students enter this experience with expectations, many of which appear to be implicit, such that little is known about expectations held about the mentorship process. In this study, students enrolled in research methods courses, students completing undergraduate theses, and faculty who teach research methods and mentor undergraduate researchers described what they believed the role of the research instructor/ mentor should involve. This study illuminates the expectations, including similarities and differences, of faculty and students in order to facilitate better faculty-student mentoring relationships.

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Oct 10th, 5:15 PM Oct 10th, 7:00 PM

What is Expected From an Undergraduate Research Mentor?

Burnett Honors College

Undergraduate research experience is highly valued and sought by students preparing for graduate school. Both faculty mentors and students enter this experience with expectations, many of which appear to be implicit, such that little is known about expectations held about the mentorship process. In this study, students enrolled in research methods courses, students completing undergraduate theses, and faculty who teach research methods and mentor undergraduate researchers described what they believed the role of the research instructor/ mentor should involve. This study illuminates the expectations, including similarities and differences, of faculty and students in order to facilitate better faculty-student mentoring relationships.