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Credit Where Credit Is Due: A Course-Load Banking System to Support Faculty-Mentored Student Research

Keywords: undergraduate research credit faculty workload faculty service mentoring


Author: Christopher S. Kim; Anna Leahy; Lisa Kendrick
Institution: Chapman University
Issue and Volume: SPUR fall 2017, vol 1, no 1

Description: The system designed by Chapman University’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity facilitates independent research by undergraduate students who wish to receive academic credit and awards teaching credit to faculty members who mentor this research. This program counts student research credits toward faculty teaching loads, allowing 24 credits to be exchanged for a one-course reduced teaching load in a future academic term.