June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
During summer 2018, undergraduate researchers were engaged in discovery and learning in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program at The Citadel. This study examines the extent to which several research skills were enhanced by participation in the SURE program. The mentors' and mentees’ perceptions of mentees’ research skills were measured by analyzing a 1-5 Likert scale survey at end of the program (‘1’ indicating that the skill is not at all improved and ‘5’ indicating that that the skill is very much improved). The comparison of mentors’ and mentees’ skills ratings revealed that mentees rated the development of their research skills at a higher level than mentors, yet both mentors and mentees rated oral and written communication and formulating hypothesis skills similarly. This paper discusses the SURE program, the results and analyses of the comparison of mentors’ and mentees’ ratings of skill levels at the end of program, potential future improvements for the program, and successful practices that may be replicated in similar programs.
Ghanat, S. T., & Zanin, M. K., & Garner, D., & Ragan, D. D., & Plumblee, J. M., & Bornstein, D. B., & Lewis, J. H. (2019, June), Comparison of Mentors’ and Mentees’ Perceptions of Mentees’ Research Skill Gains at The Citadel Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32526
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