Each semester over 2000 UF undergraduates assist faculty with their research in colleges across campus. This is a high impact educational practice that is a valuable addition to the undergraduate curriculum. Students learn many important skills such as critical thinking, how to analyze data, and how to communicate their research to others. Each enters a mentee-mentor relationship with a faculty researcher. The mentor is a role model that can help the student develop a professional identity and crystallize their career goals. There is a deep literature on what best practices in mentoring undergraduate researchers are, and this module has been designed for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to help them understand these best practices. The Center for Undergraduate Research is happy to help you with any questions you may have throughout the mentoring process.
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