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Annie Donahue, Associate Professor/Library Director, UNH Manchester
Kim Donovan, Director of the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE), UNH Manchester
Carolyn Gamtso, Associate Professor/Head of Reference & Instruction, UNH Manchester Library
The UNH Manchester Research Mentor Program
- Partnership between Library and Center for Academic Enrichment.
- Practical writing and research strategies combined with theoretical applications for peer-assisted learning.
- Provides support holistically throughout the research process:
- brainstorming topics
- developing effective search strategies
- evaluating sources
- preparing outlines
- developing thesis statements
- drafting and revising within the writing cycle
- Promotes effective information literacy instruction by
- recognizing gaps in students' evidence
- modeling the Framework dispositions during individual student tutorials
- connecting students to the librarians for further research instruction
The University's urban, commuter campus serves more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students through 17+ baccalaureate and professional graduate degrees programs.
Who we are:
- average age of our students is 24 years
- 50% mix male/female
- 87% are full-time
- 85% are New Hampshire residents
Where we are:
- located 50 miles west of residential campus
- housed in a newly refurbished downtown mill building
Could a Research Mentor Program develop at your institution?
What campus constituents might you seek out to make a program like this succeed?
What challenges do you foresee?