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Institutional support for undergraduate research

Kathy Hoke, Alessandra Pantano, Mazen Zarrouk and Aklilu Zeleke

Vol. 7 (2014), No. 3, 355–362

Institutional support is critical for establishing and maintaining an undergraduate research program. This paper discusses some of the challenges that one may encounter when seeking to institutionalize undergraduate research, including budget and personnel issues. It provides various views and ideas from schools that have been successful in securing institutional support for undergraduate research, and makes some suggestions of rationales for effectively arguing on behalf of undergraduate research.

This paper is based on ideas generated at a breakout session at the 2012 national conference on Trends in Undergraduate Research in the Mathematical Sciences. Additional resources for a more in-depth discussion of the ideas presented in this paper are also provided.

institutional support, challenges, undergraduate research, TURMS
Mathematical Subject Classification 2010
Primary: 00B25
Received: 14 January 2013
Revised: 25 September 2013
Accepted: 11 October 2013
Published: 28 April 2014

Communicated by Darren A. Narayan
Kathy Hoke
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
United States
Alessandra Pantano
Department of Mathematics
University of California, Irvine
340 Rowland Hall
Irvine, CA 92697
United States
Mazen Zarrouk
Montgomery College
7600 Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
United States
Aklilu Zeleke
Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States