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Mentoring Undergraduates in Research and Creative Endeavors, PURM 6.1

Cindy S. Ticknor, Ph.D., Columbus State University, US Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers Mentoring college students has become a common activity of university professors as national organizations have recognized the high impact of undergraduate research and creative endeavors. In 2005, the Association … Continue reading

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Using the One-Room Schoolhouse Method: The Design and Teaching of a Summer Undergraduate Research Course in Phage Biology, PURM 6.1

Lindsey Blais Cundra, B.S., George Mason University Caroline Ann Benzel, B.S., George Mason University Dr. James Reid Schwebach, Ph.D., Ed.M., George Mason University Introduction George Mason University (GMU) implemented a new undergraduate research course in July of 2015 and 2016. … Continue reading

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Letter from the Guest Editor, PURM 6.1

Mentoring of undergraduate research and scholarly endeavors is a cornerstone of higher education and one type of high impact practice that is transformative in students’ college experience. Typically, mentoring of undergraduate research involves a mentor-protégé model, however there are multiple … Continue reading

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Beyond the Mentor-Mentee Model: A Case for Multi-Mentoring in Undergraduate Research, PURM 6.1

Brittany A. Nicholson, M.S. Candidate, Rice University, US Meagen Pollock, Ph.D., The College of Wooster, US Caroline J. Ketcham, Ph.D., Elon University, US Heather M. Fitz Gibbon, Ph.D., The College of Wooster, US Evan D. Bradley, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State … Continue reading

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Development and Implementation of an Effective Graduate Student Mentoring Program in Support of Undergraduate Research Experiences, PURM 6.1

Patricia Ann Mabrouk, Ph.D., Northeastern University, US Mentoring has been investigated widely both at the undergraduate level and graduate levels as a mechanism to promote professional development and to support women and underrepresented minority students in STEM disciplines and related … Continue reading

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Co-Mentoring Undergraduate Research: Student, Faculty and Institutional Perspectives, PURM 6.1

Caroline J. Ketcham, Ph.D., Elon University, US Eric E. Hall, Ph.D., Elon University, US Paul C. Miller, Ph.D., Elon University, US The Institutional Climate Elon University is a comprehensive liberal arts institution that prides itself on being a teaching institution … Continue reading

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Immersed in Mentoring: A Case Study of Developmental Networks in an Online Research Lab, PURM 6.1

Christina Renee Kalel, B.A. University of Arizona Jessala A Grijalva, B.A. University of Arizona Brandy Allison Brown, University of Arizona South Introduction Online courses are increasingly offered in higher education due to student demand for online accessibility. While prolific, the … Continue reading

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Use of Creative Inquiry as a Model for Undergraduate Research Mentoring: Co-Curricular and Curricular Approaches, PURM 6.1

Amanda J. Carroll, Ph.D., Tennessee Technological University, US Kelsey D. Richards, M.S., Tennessee Technological University, US Edward C. Lisic, Ph.D., Tennessee Technological University, US Introduction and Background The impetus of this article is to show how the creative inquiry process … Continue reading

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Long-Term Benefits of Undergraduate Research in Economics: A Dialogue, PURM 5.1

Oscar Flores, Ph.D., Minnesota State University Moorhead, US J. Hansen, Ph.D., Minnesota State University Moorhead, US Derek Hagen, CFA, CFP, CIPM, Marquette Asset Management, US Rachel Hettich, M.S. Chicago Mercantile Exchange, US While undergraduate research has been embraced in the … Continue reading

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Research Done Right: A Reflection of the Impact of Mentorship and Experiential Learning via the Public Relations Research Course, PURM 5.1

Shana Meganck, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, US Rowena Briones, Ph.D.,Virginia Commonwealth University, US Katharine Pyle, Virginia Commonwealth University, US In public relations, practitioners and clients alike always think that strategy is the most important part of the campaign planning process, … Continue reading

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