A Culture for Encouraging Shared Knowledge: The Current State of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities across the Nation and at Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech


Over the last two decades, higher education administrations have seen the importance of undergraduate students having been exposed to research be increasingly emphasized. Higher education institutions have taken strides to incorporate research into the undergraduate curricula, with the natural sciences fields being the most successful and efficient at implementing these changes. This project aimed to survey the national undergraduate research landscape when it came to humanities fields to see what steps academic humanities researchers, faculty, and administrators are taking, or need to be taking, to encourage more humanities undergraduates to become involved with research. Additionally, this project provides a brief case study of the undergraduate research opportunities available to humanities students at Virginia Tech.



Undergraduate research, Education, Higher, humanities, rhetoric