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Grab that Research Baton and Teach: Bessey Award Winners

Martine, Christopher [1].

Three ways to conduct research at an undergraduate institution, including one way to never publish again.

A generation ago, the singular goal of science faculty at many undergraduate institutions was to excel in the classroom while balancing the demands of teaching three to five courses per semester. Recent hires at many undergraduate institutions are encountering a new paradigm, however. That is, one in which teaching loads are the same but the expectations for scholarly productivity are quite different. The new model requires excellence in the classroom and a high level of scholarly productivity - often with a premium placed upon including undergraduates in one's research program. For junior faculty especially, meeting these teacher-scholar expectations is a daunting task. Three examples of research programs at undergraduate institutions are presented as disparate models. Each illustrates a different set of outcomes for both the faculty member and the students involved.

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1 - SUNY Plattsburgh, Biological Sciences, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY, 12901, USA

Keywords:
undergraduate research
teaching.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY10
Location: Lenox Room/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
Time: 10:45 AM
Number: SY10007
Abstract ID:192


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