Campus Units

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Summer 2019

Journal or Book Title

Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research

Volume

2

Issue

4

First Page

45

Last Page

57

DOI

10.18833/spur/2/4/9

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.

Copyright Owner

Council on Undergraduate Research

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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