Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Eric Hall, Amy Allocco and Jen Hamel, members of a collaborative research group facilitated by the Center for Research on Global Engagement (CRGE), recently published an open-access article in the journal New Directions in Teaching and Learning.
Four Elon faculty members representing a Center for Research on Global Engagement (CRGE) collaboration recently published an open-access article in New Directions in Teaching and Learning. The publication, “Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Global Contexts (MUR-GC): An integrated model,” represents the most recent outcome of a national survey.
Elon faculty Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Eric Hall, Amy Allocco and Jen Hamel, along with Laura Cruz (Penn State), Kate Patch (Grinnell College) and Jacqueline McLaughlin (Penn State University-Lehigh Valley) were co-authors for the publication. These authors also conducted the survey
This research working group was established to address gaps in the field identified in a 2020 think tank facilitated by CRGE, the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) and the Forum on Education Abroad. The research findings suggest that MUR-GC presents distinctive contexts, challenges, and opportunities for expansion of conventional mentoring practices. Indeed, the authors suggest that MUR-GC practices should not simply be a combination of mentoring practices from undergraduate research and global education, but rather a distinctive framework of its own.
The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) featured the publication in a recent 60-second blog post. The research findings and frameworks will also be explored in detail in a forthcoming AAC&U publication on MUR-GC, expected in November 2023.
The citation for the publication is as follows:
Cruz, L., Vandermaas‐Peeler, M., Hall, E. E., Allocco, A. L., Patch, K., Hamel, J., & McLaughlin, J. (2023). Mentoring undergraduate research in global contexts (MUR‐GC): An integrated model. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2023(175), 29-39. https://doi.org/10.1002/tl.20556