CTE692 BKI&Undergrad Research ProjectExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

The spring of 2012 witnessed the first graduating class of Bachelor of Knowledge Integration (BKI) Program.  Students in the BKI program are expected to engage meaningfully in an area of concentration that may lie within a discipline anywhere on campus. During their final year, students complete an undergraduate research project.  Requirements for the final deliverable must be flexible in order to accommodate the diverse nature of projects and the variety of disciplines within which the students are involved.  Students are expected to complete a progress report, showcase their work in a Senior Project conference organized by the students and complete a final report/thesis/presentation equivalent to an undergraduate thesis. Undergraduate research is a high impact practice, i.e. a practice which educational research suggests increases rates of retention and student engagement.  By reshaping courses to connect key concepts and questions with students early and active involvement in systematic investigation and research, [students become involved] with actively contested questions, empirical observation, cutting-edge technologies and the sense of excitement that comes from working to answer important questions (Kuh, 2008).

Please join Ed and Kaleigh as they discuss the benefits, challenges and lessons learned from their experience with the Undergraduate Senior Research Project. We hope you will leave the session with a better appreciation of how undergraduate research can help students integrate their learning and a better understanding of what is involved should you decide to consider integrating an undergraduate research opportunity in your program.

Kuh, G.D.(2008).  High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter. AAC&U.

A light lunch will be provided.

Location 
Dana Porter Library
Flex Lab (LIB 329)
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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