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CUR Biology Division Student Travel Awards!

Application Deadline: September 4th, 2015 by 5:00pm

Minority Access’ 16th National Role Models Conference

Abstract Deadline: September 7th, 2015 by 5:00pm

How to get started in research and creative activities

Event Date: September 9th, 2015

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Meet our New Peer Mentors!

We are excited to announce the 2015-2016 Peer Mentors! If you have any questions about undergraduate research and inquiry, feel free to stop by the office in GS 209, or contact one of our Peer Mentors here! 

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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 student's 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 engage in similar activities as undergraduates identify the experience as being transformational for their careers.

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Increase The Awareness

Encourage your students to participate in the following:

Resources for Undergraduates

Internal Resources

  • 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 better their understanding of research and how to conduct a project responsibly.  

External Resources

Faculty at QEP Launch event

ETHICS

  • 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. 

IMPLEMENTING RESEARCH INTO THE CURRICULUM

MENTORING

ASSESSMENT

  • 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.
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