In spring of 2015, the Provost’s Initiative for Undergraduate Research was inaugurated. Faculty members from across the University collaborated with undergraduates on a research project that extended throughout the semester. The Provost’s Office is committed to increasing opportunities for experiential student learning, and this initiative represents a key element in achieving that goal.
Faculty members are invited to apply for one of ten Spring 2017 Provost’s Initiative grants for support to collaborate with an undergraduate on a co-designed research project during the spring semester 2017. Students are expected to meet and work with the faculty member weekly. Students will enroll in a 493 course and will earn a minimum of 1-credit for their work on the project and produce an artifact (research paper, lit review, or presentation etc.) appropriate to the discipline. (Note 1 credit hour typically requires 45 hours of work on the project, which includes faculty meeting time). Faculty members who are new to undergraduate research at University of Portland will receive $1,500 for mentoring the student in research, while experienced faculty members will be compensated $1,000.