Assessment of student and faculty mentor perceptions of an international undergraduate research program in physical geography
Journal of Geography in Higher Education
assessment, perception, study abroad, undergraduate research
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. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.
Houser, Chris; Cahill, A.; and Lemmons, K.. (2014). Assessment of student and faculty mentor perceptions of an international undergraduate research program in physical geography. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 38 (4), 582-594.