Enhancing and Expanding Undergraduate Research: A Systems Approach

New Directions for Higher Education, Number 169
Product Number: EB00621983
Released: Sep 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119061298
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Please log in to view pricing


Undergraduate research is a high-impact practice that sparks students' interest in learning, and it improves retention, student success, graduation rates, and postgraduation achievement. Many individual campuses have offered these programs for several years, and the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has partnered with state systems of higher education and public and private consortia to foster the institutionalization of undergraduate research. This volume illustrates many of the successes that entire systems/consortia and their campuses have achieved, such as: -connecting undergraduate research to the curriculum, student success and completion, especially for underrepresented students -creating cross-campus discussions on curricula and pedagogy, research collaborations among departments and campuses, and enhanced interdisciplinary activities -addressing the challenges of workforce development and faculty issues-especially workload and tenure/promotion. This the 169th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education decision makers on all kinds of campuses, it provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.

Original Publish Date: Mar 11, 2015

Sign up for our email newsletter