First among these are the ideas of engagement and ownership. Substantive written and/or verbal reactions of students currently involved in undergraduate research could prove as important for the improvement of the program as quantitative indicators about student performance, admission to graduate programs, and placement in the workforce, (p. 190) It is with this context of consistent reporting on student benefits and outcomes that the present research sought to build broader understanding of what students value in independent scholarly experiences. Faculty mentors and undergraduate research program directors will continue to focus on academic outcomes - research skills, content knowledge in a discipline, communication skills - but they should know that students are interested in and value relationships formed during research experiences, as well as the intellectual energy from interesting and challenging activities.
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