Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Different College/University Settings


  • Elmer-Rico Mojica Pace University, United States of America



undergraduate research, learning outcomes, experience, skills


One innovative strategy that can improve higher education is undergraduate students’ engagement in research. Mentoring is one of the few opportunities that afford extended face-to-face and one-on-one instruction. However, mentoring undergraduate students in doing research is not the same at different types of colleges and universities. This paper gives insights from my perspective on how undergraduate students are being mentored in doing research in different university/college settings, namely a premier university (University of the Philippines Los Baños), a public research university (University at Buffalo), a public senior college (York College) and a private university (Pace University). The main goal of this paper is to compare the undergraduate research structure at the four institutions. I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each setting, emphasizing how I engaged my students to do research with emphasis at Pace University. This paper also includes the similarities and differences in how students achieved the following learning outcomes: knowledge, skills, attitudinal outcomes, and learned abilities.


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Mojica, E.-R. (2022) “Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Different College/University Settings”, African Journal of Inter/Multidisciplinary Studies, 4(1), pp. 57–67. doi: 10.51415/ajims.v4i1.1027.

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