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Timeline

Goal 1: To improve students’ learning by promoting their discovery of new knowledge through research

1.1 Encourage identification / development of research skills development courses and provide faculty development grants and workshops for same

1.2 Make summer research program available in all disciplines

  Year 1: 2014-2015 Year 2: 2015-2016 Year 3: 2016-2017 Year 4: 2017-2018 Year 5: 2018-2019
Enhance ENGL 150 curriculum x xx xxx xxx xxx
Offer enhanced disciplinary research-focused courses x xx xxx xxx xxx
Expand on QEP-associated individual mentored research courses   x xx xxx xxx
Invite faculty to apply/attend the summer faculty development session   x xx xxx xxx
Offer expanded program, to be called Longwood University Summer Research Fund (LU-SRF)     x    
Continue to expand participation in LU-SRF       x xx
Prepare for and implement summer 2019 Poster sessions to highlight effective research models in Departments at Longwood University         x



Goal 2: To improve students’ learning by facilitating student-faculty collaboration in research

2.1 Establish Office of Student Research (OSR)

2.2 Establish competitive funding for recognizing excellence in faculty mentoring of undergraduate research

2.3 Use electronic portal, the "student research portal," to draw attention to possibilities for undergraduate research and completed student research, to track students’ research skills development, and to assess core competencies addressed in the QEP

  Year 1: 2014-2015 Year 2: 2015-2016 Year 3: 2016-2017 Year 4: 2017-2018 Year 5: 2018-2019
Appoint OSR Director x        
Establish, maintain, update OSR website x x x x x
Work with relevant constituencies to build the Student Success Center   x x    
Develop and expand upon alignment with campus resources x xx xxx xxx xxx
Establish and provide annual Excellence in Mentoring Awards x xx xxx xxx xxx
Create and continue to offer funding for undergraduate research and travel grants x xx xxx xxx xxx
Implement surveys to track students’ research skills development x x x x x
Design, construct, and streamline Design Lab for student research portal x x x x x
Collect baseline metrics, analyze results, and implement regular reporting   x x x x



Goal 3: to improve students’ learning by advancing their understanding of the importance of disseminating the results of research in academic and civic communities

3.1 Link undergraduate research and community engagement

3.2 Provide grants for undergraduate research and/or presentations at conferences

3.3 Organize annual student research showcase day for Longwood students 3.4 Highlight senior honors research program and other student research on the student research portal

  Year 1: 2014-2015 Year 2: 2015-2016 Year 3: 2016-2017 Year 4: 2017-2018 Year 5: 2018-2019
Develop and update website for community partners x x x x x
Explore and execute avenues for promoting community engagement in a scholarly manner x xx xxx xxx xxx
Establish and provide student travel funds and faculty travel / equipment grants x xx xxx xxx xxx
Invite faculty members to apply to the first Longwood University Student Research Showcase Day (LUSRSD) x        
Expand participation in LUSRSD to include all colleges and departments   x xx xxx xxx
Showcase student research online by implementing and expanding upon Digital Commons @ Longwood x xx xxx xxx xxx