The Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University is pleased to host a conference on Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research on July 24 – 25, 2016. More information on the conference can be found below and at the conference website.
The conference will feature a keynote address by George Kuh and multi-institutional research conducted through the 2014-2016 Elon University Center for Engaged Learning Research Seminar on Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research. While the impacts on student development associated with a mentored undergraduate research experience are fairly well accepted, the characteristics and processes related to the high-quality mentoring of undergraduate research remain to be elucidated. Six multi-institutional teams representing 26 institutions have conducted research exploring key characteristics of high quality undergraduate research mentoring, pathways to and through mentored undergraduate inquiry for underrepresented students, mentoring and student identity development, building capacity for mentored undergraduate research, mentoring models, and preparing future faculty as undergraduate research mentors.