Student Research

Responsibilities of the faculty advisor

Each advisor/student relationship will be unique, but all faculty who serve as advisors for student research are expected to:

  • Set aside adequate time to meet with their student regularly and support the student‘s activities on the project throughout the term of the project
  • Assist the student to develop the research protocol, providing direction and critical feedback; assist in responding to peer review
  • Assist the student to prepare the IRB application if the research involves human subjects
  • Provide guidance and monitor research activities and progress
  • Assist their student to write a manuscript describing their original research
  • Guide the student in the development of their poster for presentation
  • Communicate with the Executive Director of Research and Innovation any difficulties that may hinder the progress of the student’s research
  • Help keep the scholar “on-track.”  The student should be held accountable for his/her time and quality of work and effort
  • Provide an open learning environment where the student feels comfortable asking questions
  • Be committed and have the capacity and time to be directly involved with, and supportive of, the student’s research

Responsibilities of the student

  • Completion of work on the proposed research project
  • Completion of CITI education modules and any additional training as required prior to beginning the research project
  • Completion of an IRB applicaiton if the research involves human subjects
  • Completion of a final presentation/paper

Example Student Proposal