Research Learning Agreement
Collaboratively composing a research learning agreement helps to ensure that project expectations and goals are understood by you and your student researcher. Use the form below to facilitate discussion about your project or as a starting point to develop your own research learning agreement that speaks to the particular needs of your field.
Patricia Ann Mabrouk, Ph.D. of Northeastern University explores the role that research agreements play in improving collaborative research for undergraduate students here:
Research Learning Contracts: A Useful Tool for Facilitating Successful Undergraduate Research Experiences Research Learning Contracts: A Useful Tool for Facilitating Successful Undergraduate Research Experiences
Student Research Evaluation
Looking for ways to provide performance feedback to your student researchers? Consider using a rubric to clearly indicate what they have done well and where they could improve. See an example DIS rubric created by Hilary DeShong, Ph.D. of MSU's Department of Psychology:
Become a Better Mentor
Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences of Research
Looking for ways to boost your research mentoring skills? Check out the resources available through the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences of Research (CIMER), an organization dedicated to improving research mentoring relationships among all career stages of post-secondary researchers through theoretically-grounded, evidence-based, and culturally-responsive training opportunities.
Read an article about bringing undergraduates into laboratory settings:
Learn about creating a positive research environment for undergraduate collaborators:
Read about strategies for increasing undergraduate research participation: