The Faculty-Student Research Banking (FSRB) System: A Course Load Model to Incentivize Faculty Participation in Undergraduate and Graduate Research
Participation in student research and creative activity (SR) is shown to have demonstrable positive effects on student retention, success, and confidence (Lopatto, 2004). Chapman University’s demographics and mission are well-suited to enhancing the quantity, quality, and range of SR across the campus, supporting personalized education and pedagogical innovation and bridging the University’s liberal arts and research agendas.
A new credit banking model entitled the Faculty-Student Research Banking (FSRD) system has been developed by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity with feedback and support from the Faculty Senate, Senate Executive Board, and Offices of the Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer. This system, effective Fall 2013 (pending completion of some logistical details), is designed to attribute teaching credit to the faculty practice of mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in independent scholarly research and/or creative activity.
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