UG Research Curriculum
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
- SLO1: Demonstrate the ability to articulate the value of research and a basic understanding of the role of research and scholarship in the life of a university student.
- SLO2: Develop the knowledge and skills required to engage in research and scholarship.
- SLO3: Design a research proposal/project that is discipline-specific.
In order to accomplish these learning outcomes, students in the undergraduate residential academic experience will build knowledge, values, and skills in research and scholarship through a scaffolding curriculum, which includes the following courses:
- Through the Inquiry 101 course, freshmen and transfer students will gain an understanding of the value of research and the role of research and scholarship in the life of a university student.
- Through the Research 201 course, sophomores and transfer students will develop the knowledge and skills required to engage in research and scholarship across the humanities, sciences, and creative arts.
- This research training experience will culminate in opportunities to take program-specific Research intensives (PDF) in which upper-level classmen will design a research proposal or project that is discipline-specific.
The RSD Framework/Rubric (PDF) acts as a guideline for the research-intensive course content and as a measure of success of student achievement in designing a research project or proposal. Student acquisition of SLO #3 will be measured by the following rubrics based on the RSD framework.