COURSE HISTORY. THE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE. ASSESSMENT PLAN. Learning courses have a long history of including an animal laboratory component. When I first began teaching, I adopted a lab experience similar to what had already been in place at Concordia.
THE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Open-ended questions: Students were asked to comment in general on their experiences with the lab and to articulate what worked well and what changes they might recommend.
Self-reported responses to a series of statements (modified URSSA survey questions2) answering: How much did you gain as a result of this research experience? How confident are you as a result of this research experience?
Completed CURE: Lopatto’s Classroom Based Undergraduate Research Experience survey.3 Response rate on this survey was lower than for in-class administered measures and outcomes differed based on semester.
Integration of Research into Learning and Behavior: An example of curriculum renewalSusan J. Larson, Department of Psychology, Director of Undergraduate Research Concordia College, Moorhead MN 56562
STUDENT FEEDBACK AND ASSESSMENT
CURRENT COURSE STRUCTURE
1: Not at all confident
5: Very confident
1: No gain
5: Great gain
RESEARCH PROJECT GOALS
CHALLENGES AND REWARDS
Some of this information was previously presented at the CUR Biennial Meeting (June 2012) in a session titled: Course-embedded undergraduate research in psychology.