Student Faculty Research Groups
This initiative affords us the opportunity to increase the diversity of those participating in and benefiting from the humanities. By funding collaborative faculty and student research groups we can increase critical support for our faculty and their research output; offer high impact professionalizing experiences to a diverse student body and improve their educational outcomes; and connect the humanities in a deeper way with our communities.
This experience of working in collaborative groups will provide students with a unique opportunity to develop mastery over their research skills: critical thinking, collaboration, communication. Undergraduate Research (UR) is consistently identified as a transformative, high impact practice that helps facilitate deep learning, which leads to an increased sense of belonging resulting in higher GPAs, faster graduation rates, and post-graduation successes. It is also connected to growth in student confidence, competencies, and engagement.
All groups will hold public meetings, host speakers, and participants will present their work in a public venue.