Assessment of student and faculty mentor perceptions of an international undergraduate research program in physical geography Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2014 Taylor & Francis. In this study, we assess whether students and their faculty mentors in a Research Experience for Undergraduates program have similar perceptions about the relative importance of different outcomes of their study abroad experience. Results of a Q-analysis reveal a significant difference of opinion between the students and the faculty mentors. It is argued that the faculty mentors need to spend more time in the field with their students and recognize that undergraduate research provides students with skills and a confidence to conduct research in the future, rather than personal and professional development, and the ability to think like a scientist.

author list (cited authors)

  • Houser, C., Cahill, A., & Lemmons, K.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • September 2014