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“Taking the First Steps on ‘The Road Less Traveled’: Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences at EdCC.”

Undergraduate Research Dialogue Day. Rio Salado College. October 12, 2012.
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Robin DATTA

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Transcript of “Taking the First Steps on ‘The Road Less Traveled’: Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences at EdCC.”

Pols 255: Digital Democracy
"Wear Purple Day: Social Media, Political Mobilization, and Facebook"
Tweeting and Channeling the Narrative: BP's Use of Twitter and YouTube during the "Deep Water Horizon" Crisis
"Why is US Broadband so 'Bad'": A Comparison of National Technology Policies
Pols 202: American Government (ongoing)
Projects as yet untitled
Attitudinal research on Immigration, Same-Sex Marriage, Environmental Policy, celebrity endorsements and political mobilization, handicapped parking awareness study . . .
Policy Research on Education, immigration, blasphemy laws, reintegrating Veterans . . . Bifurcated Classes
(students generating and answering novel questions)
Problem: Research Modes in Humanities and Social Sciences
Options:
Policy Focus on Socio-Political Problems
Service Learning & Community Partner Needs
Investigational Research (methods)
Local Campus Studies
Shared Data-Sets UGR in Social Sciences What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing www.ccuri.org I’d like to hear your ideas . . . 13,000 Average students per quarter (this can mean as many as 21,000 students taking classes in a year
Employs more than 1,639 people, including 132 full-time and 314 part-time instructors and 382 students
45% Full-time students
Degree Intent
39% Academic Transfer Degrees
31% Career Degrees
25% Basic Skills/GED/Family Life Education EdCC Starting Small by “Seeking a C.U.R.E.”
Seeing and Seeking Patterns
Leveraging Existing & Developing Longitudinal Data-Sets
Cross-Disciplinary Linkages
Acoustic Physics and Parliamentary Procedure
Service Learning Program
Statistics How I am exploring UGR in Pols Define some kind of problem in their disciplines, design and implement a Research Plan and then Present their work . . . . . . an inquiry or investigation by an undergraduate in collaboration with a faculty mentor that stimulates original thinking, fosters creative approaches to problems, and furthers understanding of research as a process . . . Conundrums
“New to Student” or “New to Field”?
Lack of Research Agenda/Expectation
Naturalization Across the Curriculum
Resources
Time & Money How we Define “Making Learning Visible” Day
Honors Program
Service Learning
UGR 1
Undergraduate Research Association (URSA)
CURE . . . PURE . . . SURE
“Undiscovered” Efforts UGR @ EdCC Undergraduate Research Dialogue Day: Facilitating Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Student Engagement. Rio Salado College. October 12, 2012. Robin Datta, Ph.D.
Director, EdCC Honors Program
Chair, Department of Political Science
Edmonds Community College
425-640-1590
rdatta@edcc.edu
  Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences at EdCC Taking the First Steps on the “Road Less Traveled”
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