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FOR FACULTY - USING RESEARCH COMPONENTS IN YOUR COURSE

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You may wish to add a research component to your undergraduate courses for a variety of reasons and benefits.

  • Research-education is a vital component of every student's educational experience. Students advance from  memorizing conclusions and practicing solutions to a procedural understanding of conclusions and an opportunity for further exploration.
  • Incorporating research into your courses gives a meaningful research experience to undergraduate students who may not experience the benefits of a research internship or a paid position working in a lab.
  • An authentic research experience can foster an understanding of a discipline's methods, modes of inquiry and issues in a way a student would not be exposed to in a content-based course.
  • The experience may help to recruit a student into one of Tulane's graduate  programs.
  • Research is a familiar form of teaching for research faculty.

Links to Resources on Incorporating Research into Instruction

Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-7698 celt@tulane.edu