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There is growing interest in undergraduate research, given its benefits to students, faculty members, and the institution. For higher education scholars, faculty, and administrators, this book logically synthesizes the literature to demonstrate its impact on facilitation of learning and engagement and to chart a course for expanding and improving these opportunities. This book provides a comprehensive overview of undergraduate research as a "high-impact practice" in postsecondary education, from its theoretical underpinnings and research-base, to student participation and faculty incentives. This important resource offers analysis of the current state of undergraduate research, explores challenges and unresolved questions affecting undergraduate research, and provides implications for research and practice.
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Contents Foreword by Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research Preface Part I: The Concept Chapter 1: An Overview of Undergraduate Research Part II: The Rationale Chapter 2: A Theoretical Foundation for Undergraduate Research Chapter 3: Undergraduate Research and the Evolving Culture of the Academy Chapter 4: The Educational Impact of Undergraduate Research Programs Part III: The Conditions Chapter 5: The National Climate for Undergraduate Research Chapter 6: Patterns of Student and Faculty Participation in Undergraduate Research Chapter 7: Institutional Support for Undergraduate Research Part IV: The Issues Chapter 8: Equity and Access in Undergraduate Research Chapter 9: Extending the Disciplinary Frontiers of Undergraduate Research Chapter 10: The Changing Economics of Higher Education and Undergraduate Research Chapter 11: Implications of Social and Political Change for the Future of Undergraduate Research Part V: The Outlook Chapter 12: Reflections and Recommendations References

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Joseph L. Murray is Associate Professor of Education and Director of the College Student Personnel Program at Bucknell University, USA.

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