Experiential Learning in H&S

Undergraduate Research Rubric

Course Defining Characteristics

Student Led

  • Ownership of a significant part of the work
  • Students generate direction in collaboration with faculty mentor
  • Engagement in structured reflection throughout

Original Research

  • Answer or outcome is not known
  • Professional standards/working and thinking like a professional
  • Responsibility extends beyond the class (e.g., public presentation, generation of materials or methods for future use)
  • Application of classroom knowledge

Key Terms for Student Learning Outcomes           

  • Deeper understanding of concepts
  • Mastering techniques
  • Ability to analyze and interpret
  • Design/organization/troubleshooting
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Integration with previously published work
  • Professional behavior
  • Ethical responsibility
  • Student demonstrates that they have taken responsibility for success/failure of project, in collaboration with faculty member

Expectations of Instructor

  • Mentoring is consistent throughout
  • Students engage in structured reflection throughout
  • Outcomes are clearly defined and measurable


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