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Undergraduate Research as a High Impact Practice in Higher Education

by Shari Lanning 1 and Mark Brown 1,2,3,4,5,*
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Education Section, Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Institute for Learning and Teaching, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Department of Ethnic Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Epidemiology Section, Colorado School of Public Health, Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Cell and Molecular Biology Program, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(3), 160; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9030160
Received: 18 June 2019 / Accepted: 19 June 2019 / Published: 26 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Undergraduate Research as a High Impact Practice in Higher Education)
Higher education research indicates that student engagement is the most critical factor in retention programs for undergraduate students (Upcraft, Gardner and Barefoot, 2005; Tinto, 2012; Pascarella, Seifert, and Whitt, 2008). These studies illustrate that if students do not feel engaged, they are at high risk for leaving their institution prematurely. Among high impact practices, undergraduate research has been shown to have the most positive effects with regard to promoting student engagement (Kuh, 2018; Kuh, 2008). Herein we highlight the use of mentored research as a high impact practice in undergraduate education, Further, we call upon the education community to share their models, approaches, observations, and research findings related to undergraduate research initiatives. View Full-Text
Keywords: undergraduate research; student engagement; higher education; high impact practices undergraduate research; student engagement; higher education; high impact practices
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Lanning, S.; Brown, M. Undergraduate Research as a High Impact Practice in Higher Education. Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 160.

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