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Helping Students Balance Stress
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allow students to respond to one another
accept and acknowledge all answers (“I see what you
mean”) or reflect, clarify, or summarize
praise thoughtful answers
ENCOURAGE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
The concept of involving undergraduates in original
research, from science to the humanities, has been gaining
support from educators across the country in recent years,
in part because of the belief that it stimulates an increased
level of engagement both in their major and in the
institution in general.
“It was my undergraduate research experience that first
made me realize the line between work and play could be
blurred, and it was this sentiment that my mentor was
expressing on the rock outcrop that day.”
—former student, now on the faculty, speaking of her experience as a
sophomore
“I feel like I’m actually learning to be a scientist rather than
studying to be one.”
—Biology Major doing research for two professors