SUNY Distance Mentored Undergraduate Research: Leveraging System Expertise to Enhance Learning

Awarded Grant: $32,080

Principal Investigator:

Lori Bernard, Geneseo

Distance mentoring of undergraduate research has the potential to open up multiple areas of disciplinary expertise that are not available to undergraduate researchers on all college campuses. The first track involves distance mentored undergraduate research and will involve computer-mediated mentoring, which we believe can provide for a close and effective research relationship between student researchers and faculty mentors. The second track of the project explores the implications of distance mentoring for faculty work and the faculty rewards system, including tenure and promotion.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

Dr. Jack Croxton, Director of OSCAR (Office of Student Creative Activity and Research), SUNY Fredonia
Dr. Danielle Garneau, Center for Earth and Environmental Science – SUNY Plattsburgh
Dr. Shashi Kanbur, Department of Physics, SUNY Oswego

Reports and Resources:

  • For this project to be successful, two key elements are needed:
    • A webpage that lists faculty and student research interests and has all the necessary forms.
    • A campus coordinator who oversees all projects from beginning to end.
  • SUNY Distance Mentored Undergraduate Research (DMUR): Leveraging System Expertise to Enhance Learning: Project final report
  • Macademia web application: Connect to people who share your research interest
  • Project outcomes report

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