Senior Theses and Undergraduate Research: Is There a Concerted Effort to Collect Undergraduate Scholarship?

A session at USETDA 2013

Friday 26th July, 2013

10:05am to 11:05am (PST)

Kravis Center 102

Speaker: Allegra Swift, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont University Consortium

Looking across college and university homepages, one notices the importance placed on the opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in important research projects. Academic institutions have discovered the benefits of drawing attention to these opportunities. Students benefit from recognition of their scholarly contributions; while the institutions benefit in terms of recruitment, assessment purposes and visibility of programs.

If undergraduate research is being used as a public relations tool, are these institutions adding value by collecting and disseminating their undergraduate research results? How invested are institutions in collecting undergraduate research and scholarship?

The intention of sending out the survey titled, Senior Theses and Institutional Repositories, was to determine if campus involvement benefited collection efforts and if institution backed requirements and access levels had an effect on successful collection building of undergraduate research. This session will present the results of the survey and share the experiences of the 7 Claremont Colleges within the context of those results.

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Time 10:05am11:05am PST

Date Fri 26th July 2013


Kravis Center, The Claremont Colleges

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