Involving undergraduates in research can be a very rewarding experience for faculty. Undergraduates often bring enthusiasm and fresh ideas and perspectives to a research project. The research can often be of a "high risk/high reward" variety that faculty would not typically explore. Plus, involving students in a research project usual creates a greater connection with students and fosters a memorable learning experience while generating interest in a discipline.
The Office for Undergraduate Research will work closely with UAB faculty to support ongoing undergraduate research efforts, as well as to assist those interested in adopting a research pedagogy and/or serving as a mentor. The following examples will provide some useful references.
Research Experience Agreements
Undergraduate Research Experience Agreement - UAB's Science and Technology Honors Program
Undergraduate Research Evaluations (Student and Faculty)
Undergraduate Research Experience Summary & Evaluation - UAB's Science and Technology Honors Program
References from Other Universities
Sample Undergraduate Research Syllabi
Research Projects in a Freshman Writing Course
Dr. Steve Tollefson, UC Berkeley
Dr. Shana Marshall, College Park Scholars
Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei, North Carolina State University
Sample Student/Faculty Research Agreements
Student-Faculty Research Agreement
by Miguel Roig at St. John's University
Case Western Reserve University