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Network of Directors of Undergraduate Research Experiences

(NDURE)

GENERAL OPERATING SURVEY

Below is a list of questions regarding how your Undergraduate Research (UR) Center/Program runs.

Our intention with this series of surveys is to provide informationn for use by other UR Center/Program Directors in developing and improving their programs. In disseminating this information, we can provide your data as coming from a specific size of institution, but some users might find it helpful to have more specific information.

Would you be willing to have your institution's name associated with the information provided or would you prefer the identification information be removed before dissemination?

Yes, include my name and my institution's name in the disseminated information

No, please do not include my name or my institution's name in disseminated information

Your Program/Center

1. Your name :

2. Your email address:

3. Your title (with respect to your UR Program/Center):

4. Name of University of College:

5. Carnegie Classification for your institution:

Click here for definitions of Carnegie Classification

6. Approximate undergraduate enrollment:

7. Title of UR Program/Center you direct:

Organizational Structure

8. Who do you report to:

9. What is your faculty appointment:

10. What is your administrative level:

11. Who is on staff in your center? (check all that apply)

Student worker(s)

Administrative assistant(s)

Secretary

Assistant/Associate Director(s)

12. Where does direct institutional support from your program come from? (check all that apply)

Department

School

University

13. Do you have an advisory committee?

14. Who serves on your advisory committee? (check all that apply)

faculty members

students

administrators

off campus representatives

15. How are members of your advisory committee selected?

Appointed

Volunteer

Elected

Other please fill in concisely

 

Assessment

16. Do you conduct an organizational self assessment? Yes No

17. If you do conduct a self-assessment how often do you do so?

18. In which of the following ways do you assess various programmatic activities run by your center? (check all that apply)

Recording number of students impacted (i.e., the number of student research proposals submitted, the number of students presenting at annual research conference)

Recording the number of faculty impacted (i.e., the number of faculty research proposals submitted, the number of faculty that attend workshops)

Administer student satisfaction/impact survey

Administer faculty satisfaction/impact survey

Conduct focus group interviews

Conduct one-on-one interviews

Provide avenue for anonymous comments (i.e., comment box, website form)

Measure student learning outcomes

External evaluator

19. Which of the following are part of your future assessment plans

Recording number of students impacted (i.e., the number of student research proposals submitted, the number of students presenting at annual research conference)

Recording the number of faculty impacted (i.e., the number of faculty research proposals submitted, the number of faculty that attend workshops)

Administer student satisfaction/impact survey

Administer faculty satisfaction/impact survey

Conduct focus group interviews

Conduct one-on-one interviews

Provide avenue for anonymous comments (i.e., comment box, website form)

Measure student learning outcomes

External evaluator

20. Is there a unique of innovative assessment tool that you use not mentioned above? If so please describe below

Working with others

21. On your campus, with which of the following programs has it been most important for you to communicate and interface? (please check all the apply)

Honors Program

Study abroad Program

Departmentally funded/administered undergraduate research program

Service learning Program

Internship/Co-op Program

First year Experience Program

Senior Capstone Experience Program

Center for Teaching and Learning/Faculty Development

Department Chairs

Dean's Office

Provost/VPAA (or equivalent)

Sponsored Programs Office

Development/Institutional Advancement

Media Relations

Alumni Directors

Admissions

Student Affairs (i.e., housing)

Fiscal/Business Affairs

Academic Computing/Information Technology

Other (please fill in concisely)

22. On your campus, with which of the following programs has it been most difficult to communicate and interface? (You must select only one)

23. In the case of the question above, what is(was) the major reason for the difficult interaction(s)? (select one)

24. How often do you meet with other program directors on your campus? (select one)

25. What do you do to advocate UR on and off campus? (please check all that apply)

Work with media relations to communicate successes off campus

Create a list of research opportunities that recognizes research active faculty

Faciliate the pairing of student/faculty research pairings

Conduct faculty development workshops (i.e., how to effectively mentor, grant writing)

Commit resources to send teams of faculty members to attend CUR, PKAL institutes (or other organizations)

Meet with upper administration and Board of Trustees to articulate the value of undergraduate research

 

Recognition of UR

26. How are faculty mentors recognized and supported on your campus? (please check all that apply)

Certificates/citations

Monetary compensation (i.e., $500 to the best faculty mentor on campus)

Additional travel support

Re-assigned time

Considered in promotion and tenure decisions

Other (please explain in the space below)

27. If your campus does provide release/reassigned time for faculty mentors what is the mechanism?

28. If you did not see your mechanism for release/resassigned time for faculty mentors, please describe below:

29. Mentoring UR activities in promotion and tenure decision is communicated via (please select one)

30. On your campus is research with undergraduate students viewed as (select all that apply)

Teaching

Research

Scholarship

Service

31. How are students engaged in research recognized and supported on your campus? (please check all that apply)

Notation on student transcript

Distinction at graduation (i.e., ribbon, medallion)

Award ceremony (i.e., best paper, presentation)

Travel support

Course credit

Scholarships

Other please fill in

32. Can students get research credit AND get paid for the same project? (select one)

 

When you click the "Submit" button below, the data given above will be sent to Karl Sienerth, Director, Undergraduate Research Program, Elon University (sienerth@elon.edu), 336-278-6217). Processing of the data will be conducted by Mary Crowe (Xavier University of Louisiana).

Note that the survey results will be sent via your own email software, and you might receive a pop-up message from your browser and/or virus-checker asking you to confirm the validity of that action.  Please be sure you are logged into your default email program before clicking "Submit Survey"

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This page was created by Dr. Mary Crowe, Director, Center for Undergraduate Research at Xavier University of Louisiana

If you have comments or suggestions please feel free to email Mary at ghetticrowe@yahoo.com

This page was last updated on 19 December 2005 by Karl Sienerth