Physics REU Resources

Assessment Resources

Undergraduate Research in the Sciences: Engaging Students in Real Science, Sandra Laursen, Anne-Barrie Hunter, Elaine Seymour, Heather Thiry, Ginger Melton.

The Ethnography & Evaluation Research group at the University of Colorado has developed the Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment (URSSA) instrument. Details about the instrument and validation are available in: Weston, T. J., & Laursen, S. L. (2015).

The Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment (URSSA): Validation for use in program evaluation. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 14(3), ar33. DOI 10.1187/cbe.14-11-0206.

Survey of Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE): First Findings
David Lopatto has an ongoing and growing program that surveys undergraduate research students and provides reports to participating institutions.  The survey is available at his Grinnell website.

Assessment and Evaluation of Innovative Programs
By Sandra Gregerman, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Director at University of Michigan.

"Creating Effective Undergraduate Research Programs In Science: The Transformation from Student to Scientist"
Editor(s): Roman Taraban and Richard L. Blanton. Teachers' College Press, July 15, 2008

Other Resources

"For Liability Purposes, Is a Student Worker an Employee?"
Ann H. Franke, Chronicle of Higher Education, Volume 54, Issue 41, Page A26

"A Time for Action, Not Another Report: Physics and Astronomy Communities Call for All Physics and Astronomy Undergraduates to have a Research Experience"
John Mateja, APS Forum on Education Newsletter, Fall 2009

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