Positive Affective and Behavioral Gains of First-Year Students in Course-Based Research across Disciplines

Thumbnail Image
Supplemental Files
Date
2019-07-01
Authors
Major Professor
Advisor
Committee Member
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Authors
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Organizational Unit
Organizational Unit
Journal Issue
Is Version Of
Versions
Series
Department
Physics and AstronomyGeological and Atmospheric Sciences
Abstract

The Freshmen Research Initiative at Iowa State University promotes student interest and retention in science through introductory course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs). Successful strategies for the implementation of CUREs on a large scale in an affordable manner included the use of a postdoctoral coordinator and affiliation with student learning communities. Across multiple disciplines, students in single-semester introductory research courses reported personal gains related to research, to thinking and working like scientists, to attitudes and behaviors of a scientist, and to gains in skills as reported on the Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment. Key outcomes related to persistence in STEM, including self-efficacy and project ownership, were also suggested as early gains due to course-based research.

Comments

This article is published as Sandquist, Elizabeth J., Cinzia Cervato, and Craig Ogilvie. "Positive Affective and Behavioral Gains of First-Year Students in Course-Based Research across Disciplines." Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research 2, no. 4 (2019): 45-57. doi: 10.18833/spur/2/4/9. Posted with permission.

Description
Keywords
Citation
DOI
Copyright
Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2019
Collections