Undergraduate Research

GLCA-Advisory Board on Undergraduate Research 

The GLCA-Advisory Board on Undergraduate Research has begun a series of webinars on undergraduate research. In the past, webinars have been held on effective research mentoring and undergraduate research in the Humanities. Students and faculty alike have participated in these webinars and discussed topics such as:

  • increased benefits for students at all levels who have strong mentoring relationships with faculty members;

  • faculty reported higher job satisfaction and research productivity if there is a strong mentor-student relationship;

  • faculty and students are using syllabi and contracts to define the expectations and metrics for success;

  • students gaining skills that are helpful in a tight job market and employers want these skills;

  • for faculty, there has an enhanced effectiveness in teaching (with a better evaluations seen) and advancement of scholarly output after participating in student-faculty research;

  • the supporters of student-faculty research in the Humanities.

If you are interested in learning more about these webinars, feel free to read the webinar summaries posted below. You can also follow these links to watch the webinars:

Broadening Undergraduate Research beyond the STEM Disciplines 

Tips for Effective Research Mentoring 

If you have any questions about GLCA Undergraduate Research, contact Kerry Rouhier at rouhierk@kenyon.edu.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Definition of Undergraduate Research: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.

The Council on Undergraduate Research, founded in 1978, is a national organization of individual and institutional members representing over 900 colleges and universities. Their publications and outreach activities are designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs.

If you're interested in reading selected articles from CUR, follow the links posted below:

Five Effective Strategies for Mentoring Undergraduates: Students' Perspectives

Perspective: Reasons Deans and Provosts (and Presidents) Should Value, Support, and Encourage Undergraduate Research

Teaching Innovation Through Undergraduate Research

Assessing Undergraduate Research in the Sciences: The Next Generation

Scaffolding the Development of Students' Research Skills for Capstone Experiences

Developing First-Year Students as Scholars

Undergraduate Research in the Humanities: Challenges and Prospects

Undergraduate Research at Kenyon College

To learn more about student-faculty research at Kenyon, click here