Undergraduate Research (UGR) is any creative effort undertaken by an undergraduate that advances the knowledge of the student in an academic discipline and leads to new scholarly insights or the creation of new knowledge that adds to the wealth of the discipline. Undergraduate research is valued and encouraged at several HBCUs; however, the history, implementation, nor progress has not been sufficiently published and disseminated nationally. Importantly, a great deal of learning occurs when undergraduate students conduct research and, of course, much of this learning does not happen during the traditional coursework. Research leads to better understanding of and deeper appreciation for the discipline. Further, it is contended that students' career goals and academic expectations are enhanced as a result of research participation. Extensive undergraduate research can increase access to PhD programs. From the voices of faculty mentors, student mentees and UGR program directors and program coordinators this volume describes the successes of programs across HBCUs and discusses how retention and graduation rates have been increased as a result of participation.
What is Undergraduate Research?. Evolution and Impact of Interdisciplinary STEM Undergraduate Research Programs at North Carolina A&T State University. Paradigm Shift: Infusing Research into Teaching and Learning at Claflin University. Six Years of Undergraduate Research Experiences at Bennett College. Undergraduate Research at the Timbuktu Academy and LS-LAMP at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge (SUBR). Undergraduate Research Programs Can Also Be Faculty Development Programs. Undergraduate Research for Students Majoring in Pharmaceutical Sciences Leads to Student Success. The Impact of Undergraduate Research in STEM at Morgan State University on the Production of Doctoral Degrees in Engineering and the Sciences. Impact of STEM Capstone Undergraduate Research Courses at Saint Augustine's University. Building a Cohesive Curriculum to Promote Psychology Majors' Success in Research Methods and Statistics Courses. Surviving Senior Seminar Research: Helpful Strategies for Improving Overall Project Performance. Developing STEM Scholars with Vision: Psychology Plants Seeds of Excellence. Copyright page. Infusing Undergraduate Research into Historically Black Colleges and Universities Curricula. Diversity in higher education. Infusing Undergraduate Research into Historically Black Colleges and Universities Curricula. Foreword. Index. About the Authors. About the Editors. List of Contributors.
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