UREP: Model for Implementing and Validating Undergraduate Research and Other HIPs
MacDonald, Amanda B.
Brown, Anne M.
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Conversations have emerged in higher education surrounding high-impact practices (HIPs) and experiential learning. Undergraduate research presents itself as an excellent HIP to integrate the strengths of a research intensive university and exceptional student learning. We propose a scaffolded approach to tracking, assessing, and connecting undergraduate research to the best HIP practices and student outcomes. The model presented is designed to be discipline agnostic and conceptualized as a university-wide program. The framework of this Undergraduate Research Excellence Program highlights the need for strategic development and implementation while also highlighting the adaption of this model in other curricular and co-curricular contexts.