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Abstract

Learning Imperatives in Undergraduate Education

Description of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Defining Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Disciplinary Differences in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Historical Context of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Intellectual Foundations of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Constructivist Learning Theories

Exemplary Learning Models

Implications for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Understanding Student Engagement in Research and Creative Activities

Environmental Effects in Higher Education

Student Involvement and Engagement

Undergraduate Socialization

Academic and Social Integration

Impacts of Student Engagement in Research and Creative Activities

Outcomes of Undergraduate Research Activities

Impacts for Special Student Populations

Effects on Faculty Members

What Matters to Student Engagement in Research and Creative Activities

Patterns of Student Engagement

Correlates of Student Engagement

Engaging Students in Research and Creative Activities

Phases of Student Research Experience

Institutional Efforts to Engage Students in Research and Creative Activities

Conditions Conducive to Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Barriers to Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Conclusions and Implications

Conclusions

Implications for Policy in Higher Education

Implications for Program Development

Approaches to Assessing Programs for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Additional Research Needed

Appendix: Resources for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

References

Name Index

Subject Index

About the Authors