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Improving Student Research: Introduction

Co-Facilitator Nicole Kalaf-Hughes Preps for the Teaching & Learning Fair


This guide was modified from a guide created by Thomas Heverin at Temple University. Permission was granted to replicate its contents and to make revisions specific to the BGSU environment.

The Sample Assignments rubric was modified from one developed by a faculty learning community at Miami University on research fluency.  

About this Guide

Faculty at BGSU formed a learning community through the campus Center for Teaching and Learning to explore ways to improve students’ abilities to contend with obstacles inherent in the research project. This guide pulls together the readings on student research habits and recommendations from faculty about how to improve the student research experience.

2013-2014 Learning Community

Learning Community Facilitators

Nicole Kalaf-Hughes, Political Science
Vera Lux, Library Teaching & Learning

Learning Community Participants

Eileen Kuan-Veng Bosch, Library Teaching & Learning
Francisco Cabanillas, Romance and Classical Studies
Susannah Cleveland, Archival Collections & Branches
Lynda Dixon, Communication
Amy Fry, Cataloging and Technical Services
Andrew Hershberger, School of Art
Cheryl Lachowski, General Studies Writing
Chris Miko, Library Teaching & Learning
Susan Nelson, Music Performance

2014 Teaching & Learning Fair

2012-2013 Learning Community Members

Learning Community Facilitators:
Coleen Boff, University Libraries
Vera Lux, UL

Faculty Members:

Colleen Boff, UL
Catherine Cassara, Journalism/PR
Lynn Darby, Exercise Physiology
Elizabeth Fleitz Kuechenmeister, GSW
Cheryl Hoy, GSW
Nicole Kalaf-Hughes, Political Science
Cynthia Mahaffey, GSW and Women's Studies

2011-2012 Learning Community Members

Learning Community Facilitators:
Colleen Boff, University Libraries
Cathi Cardwell, Fall, UL
Vera Lux, Spring, UL

Faculty Members:
Catherine Cassara, Journalism/PR
Jacquelyn Cuneen, HMSLS
Beatrice Guenther, ROCS/French
Cheryl Hoy, GSW
Rebecca Pobocik, SFCS
Ann Westrick, GSW

Photo of the 2011-2012 Faculty Learning Community

Pictured left to right: Colleen Boff; Catherine Cassara; Ann Westrick; Cheryl Hoy; Jacquelyn Cuneen; Beatrice Guenther; Vera Lux; Rebecca Pobocik.