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Mentoring vs. Coaching: What’s the difference?

By Elise Gray – Blogging from the Mentoring Seminar at the University of Arizona “As a thirty year old undergraduate, I am certain that in my life I have had many mentors as well as many coaches. I am not … Continue reading

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Mindful Mentoring

Elise Gray – Blogging from the Mentoring Seminar at the University of Arizona I have been attending a mentor seminar at the University of Arizona, which involves literature review as well as discussion of theories and best practices of mentoring. … Continue reading

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Sequestration’s Effects on Undergraduate Research

According to this survey conducted by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Science Coalition, sequestration has already started to diminish the United States’ research capabilities. This includes staff reductions, fewer … Continue reading

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ISSOTL Spotlight: Exploring the mentor-mentee relationship

During the second poster session, which had the theme of mentor support and development, PURM had the opportunity to speak with Shannon N. Davis and Rebecca M. Jones (both pictured above) from George Mason University. Their poster was aptly titled … Continue reading

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ISSOTL Spotlight: Course Design in an Integrated First-Year Honors Sequence

Students at Georgia Southern University can take a first-year, year-long Honors course that introduces them to university research. The poster was presented by Jerri J. Kropp and Trent W. Maurer (pictured above) who described the course in detail to attendees. … Continue reading

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ISSOTL Spotlight: An Integrated Scaffolded Research Experience for Psychology Majors

At Wabash College, the department of psychology has a research-instilled experience for all of the psychology majors. Throughout the four years, students move from basic introductory psychology in their first-year to research methods and statistics. In the latter, the students … Continue reading

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Reflections on CUR Symposium

Earlier this month, PURM had the pleasure of attending the CUR Symposium at the ISSOTL conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. The focus was “Developing a Comprehensive Undergraduate Research Program and Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum.” The day was divided … Continue reading

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Note about New PURM Resources and Blog

New and exciting things are coming to PURM in the upcoming weeks. The resource page we have currently is getting renovated and will soon include more resources that we think will be valuable to you. The blog Current Questions will also … Continue reading

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Information Management: Tricks of the Trade

As my senior thesis project continues, I find myself thrust into a sea of information; diving deep into the past works of successful scholars and analyzing their work in careful detail.  The work I am doing challenges me to find … Continue reading

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Challenges and Victories in Undergraduate Research Funding

The “do-it-yourself” lava flow project received $500.00 from the Undergraduate Research Program. The proposal writing process was a learning experience in and of itself.  Scheduling meeting times to talk about the project was the hardest challenge of all. We ended … Continue reading

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