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Faculty Involvement

Why should you get involved?

  • To inspire and motivate students as they pursue research
  • To develop meaningful relationships with students that go beyond the classroom 
  • To develop well-rounded skills in students that will serve them in all areas of life 
  • To develop leadership skills in yourself beyond what the classroom arena offers 
  • To embrace new input on your research projects and gain new ideas 
  • To receive opportunities to present your research and findings beyond Liberty University
  • To expand and grow your CV or resume

“As a teacher, I gain tremendous satisfaction from watching as my students realize the practical application of the information they learn in class. Seeing how the scientific enterprise is conducted gives them a deeper appreciation of the knowledge they’ve learned, and a greater respect for those individuals who pushed back the boundaries of ignorance as they discovered “God’s thoughts after Him”. Furthermore, I learn from my students as they become more independent and investigate topics on their own, asking questions that I may not have raised.” –Dr. Michael Price 


How to get involved:

  • Become a faculty mentor who brings students onto your own research project 
  • Become a faculty mentor who oversees and guides a student in their own research endeavors
  • Sign up to be a judge for Research Week 
  • Seek out opportunities for professional development and encourage students to present their research at these conferences

“Research mentorship is like an apprenticeship in the old days.  An apprentice spends time with her master and learns the skills and tricks of the trade; likewise, a student researcher spends time with her mentor and learns how to explore research questions of her own and how to navigate various issues and challenges she faces in doing research”. -Dr. Jaeshil Kim


We are here to support you!

  • Providing awards to faculty interested in attending conferences and other professional development opportunities focused on instructing and mentoring in the values, knowledge, and skills that underlie quality research
  • Providing faculty release and/or awards for research projects
  • Supporting faculty-student curricular and co-curricular research collaboration for upper-level academic experiences through research-intensive courses
  • Offering workshops and events that equip the faculty to engage students in research
  • Recognizing faculty who exemplify a commitment to best practices in teaching and mentoring undergraduate research through the annual Office of the Provost Awards for Excellence in Research Instruction