Title

Award-Winning Mentors See Democratization as the Future of Undergraduate Research

Publication Date

2017

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The authors embarked on a study to determine what is on the horizon for undergraduate research (UR) for the future. They reviewed the literature to identify current trends and asked 33 faculty recipients of awards for UR commitment and expertise about their perceptions of UR in the next five to ten years. Results suggest that the next decade may bring more democratization of UR such as greater access to research opportunities for undergraduates from historically underserved groups, those from nontraditional populations, and those with below-average or average academic performance histories. Results also indicate strengthened mentor-student relationships across national and international borders due to enhanced communications technologies.

Original Citation

Shanahan, J. O., Walkington, H., Ackley, E., Hall, E. E., & Stewart, K. A. (2017). Award-Winning Mentors See Democratization as the Future of Undergraduate Research. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 37(4), 4-11. https://doi.org/10.18833/curq/37/4/14