Topic: Undergraduate Research Approaches
Adding undergraduate research opportunities to a course can build High-Impact Practice experience. Many educators would like to do this but don’t know how to begin. This session will be built around a set of strategic guidelines successfully used by the presenter to do this, resulting in increased student engagement and learning.
The rationale and procedures in implementing human rights education with a focus on global awareness and understanding – through two of our core department courses, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods – will be discussed. Examples of student engagement through lectures and assignments will be presented. Challenges, outcomes, and testimonies will be shared.
California Northstate University’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) is implementing interdisciplinary student research projects in our B.S. program: Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs). Interdisciplinary research experiences for undergraduates have the potential to stimulate student inquiry, promote student-faculty working relationships, and foster faculty collaboration that transcends particular fields of study.