Positioning Humanity before Progress: Students’ and Mentors’ Perceptions of the COVID-19 Impact on Undergraduate Research

Keywords: COVID-19 mentoring

Author: Miloš Savic´, Naga Rama Kothapalli, Hayley C. Lanier, Erin K. Freeman, Lisa Ratliff, Emma Hillermann, Courtney Martin
Institution: University of Oklahoma
Issue and Volume: SPUR fall 2021, volume 5, no. 1

Description: Through interviews with 28 students and 17 mentors from a campus-wide undergraduate research program, common themes in the responses to COVID-19-related impacts were found. Students had to adjust to the type or scope of their research obligations while handling academic responsibilities, and mentors explicitly considered students’ well-being above expectations related to research.