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PURM releases special issue 'Inclusion of Students from Historically Underrepresented Groups in Undergraduate Research'

The special issue of 'Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring' contains five research articles.

Elon’s journal (PURM) has just released its special issue "Inclusion of Students from Historically Underrepresented Groups in Undergraduate Research": http://blogs.elon.edu/purm/  

Assistant Professor Buffie Longmire-Avital from the Department of Psychology served as guest editor for the special issue. Longmire-Avital states in her editor letter: “As institutional administrators are urged to examine the practices, policies, and social climates that are sustaining inequities on the college campus, faculty should consider if the historical pathways to engaging undergraduates in research and mentorship are truly accessible to all.”

The special issue contains five research articles:

- Participation in Undergraduate Research at Minority-Serving Institutions
- Increasing the Participation of Historically Underrepresented Groups in Undergraduate Research using Federal Work-Study
- Simplify-Guide-Progress-Collaborate: A Model for Class-Based Undergraduate Research
- Near-Peer STEM Mentoring Offers Unexpected Benefits for Mentors from Traditionally Underrepresented Backgrounds
- Seeing the Unseen: Lessons from a Case Study on Mentoring Underrepresented Students in Research

And two dialogues:

- Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Undergraduate Research, Mentoring and the Graduate School Pipeline
- Undergraduate Research: An Essential Piece for Underrepresented Students' College Success

Consider submitting to PURM in 2016 in our next special issue (Mentoring Undergraduate Research in the Professional Disciplines – see the Call for Papers here).


Meredith Allison,
11/17/2015 8:05 AM