Title

Best Practices for Undergraduate Research

Document Type

Digital Commons Webinar

Publication Date

4-16-2015

Abstract

Undergraduate research initiatives are cropping up at institutions across the country, highlighting the need for undergraduate publication venues. Colleges and universities are finding that publishing undergraduate work not only completes the research cycle for emerging scholars; it also showcases the quality of an institution’s student work to prospective students and their parents, as well as to prospective faculty members.

At Colby College, Suzi Cole, Scholarly Resources & Services, Sciences Librarian, and Martin Kelly, Assistant Director for Digital Collections, collaborate with the Environmental Studies program to publish the Colby Environmental Assessment Team’s projects in Digital Commons @ Colby, in addition to a variety of other projects. And at Utah State University, Betty Rozum, Associate Dean for Technical Services, has worked extensively with the Physics department to bring more visibility to their student work in DigitalCommons@USU. She and Becky Thoms, Head of Digital Initiatives, are now working to engage additional departments across campus.

Over the course of this webinar, the presenters discuss their respective projects, the benefits to students and to the institution, and tips for pursuing similar projects on your own campuses.

Presented by Suzi Cole, Scholarly Resources & Services, Sciences Librarian at Colby College, Martin Kelly, Assistant Director for Digital Collections at Colby College, Becky Thoms, Head of Digital Initiatives at Utah State University, and Betty Rozum, Associate Dean for Technical Services at Utah State University.