The goal here is to evaluate all of the applications to make sure that the applicants have addressed the criteria put forth in the application process. We would like to fund as many projects as we can, but ideally, everything we fund should at least “somewhat” address all of the criteria, and clearly address most of them. For each application you review, fill out the rubric and bring it to the meeting.
- Well-defined objectives and methods
- Substantial contact with the literature
- Potential for original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline
Student Learning Outcomes
- Positive student learning outcomes, emphasizing one or more College Wide Learning Goals
- Training in the research methods and analysis applicable to the specific project
- Both oral and written presentation of information
- Clearly communicated purpose
- Project evaluation and feedback plan from faculty mentor
- Student's answer to the question “What is the primary reason you are interested in conducting research and participating in this summer undergraduate research program?” demonstrates an understanding of scholarship in their field and its value to their education.
- Student's description of their “research interests and skills that are relevant to this research project, including any past research experience” demonstrates some specific interest and some research, or research-related experience.
- Student's “discussion of your post-graduation plans and how your participation in this research program will help with these plans” demonstrates an understanding of how research fits into their career plans.
Faculty Mentoring Models
There are three different models of mentoring undergraduate research. Please indicate in your proposal which model best describes the work you’ll be doing this summer with your student. Ranges of support are given for each model and will depend on faculty self-report of effort and number of students supervised.
Independent Researcher Model
The faculty mentor periodically advises the student on a project that is by and large the student's idea and effort. Stipends range from $500–$1,000.
Student-Faculty Team Model, Part-Time
The faculty mentor is a collaborator who is engaged in the project along with a student or students providing consistent, but periodic, supervision and feedback on the work and/or ideas. Stipends range from $1,000–$2,000.
Student-Faculty Team Model, Full-Time
The faculty mentor is a collaborator who is engaged in the project along with students providing consistent, daily supervision (e.g. due to difficult technical or safety needs) and feedback on the work and/or ideas. Stipends range from $2,000–$3,000.