You are receiving this survey because you were awarded project funds through the Office of Undergraduate Research. If you had multiple students working on one project, please complete a survey for EACH student prior to the end of the semester in which you received project funding.

Upon completion of both the faculty and mentor surveys, a $100 faculty stipend will be transferred to your home department.

For each of the outcomes shown in the accompanying table, please assess your student on a six-point scale, where the points on the scale are defined as follows

5-Always displays the outcome
4-Usually displays the outcome
3-Often displays the outcome
2-Seldom displays the outcome
1-Never displays the outcome
0-Not applicable

* This survey was modified from the Mentor Pre-Research Self Assessment (Buffalo State University)

* 1. Please enter your name

* 2. Please enter the name of the student who received support for this project.

* 3. Did the student complete the proposed objectives written in your original OUR application (Y/N)? If no, please describe what activities were completed and any unexpected obstacles that may have prevented its completion.

* 4. Communication: Uses and understands professional and discipline-specific language

* 5. Communication: Expresses ideas in an organized, clear, concise and accurate manner

* 6. Communication: Writes clearly and effectively in discipline-specific formats

* 7. Creativity: Brings new insights to the problem at hand

* 8. Creativity: Shows ability to approach problems from different perspectives

* 9. Creativity: Combines information in new ways and/or demonstrates intellectual resourcefulness

* 10. Creativity: Effectively connects multiple ideas/approaches

* 11. Autonomy: Demonstrates the ability to work independently and identify when input, guidance and feedback are needed

* 12. Autonomy: Accepts constructive criticism and applies feedback effectively

* 13. Autonomy: Displays high level of confidence in ability to meet challenges

* 14. Autonomy: Uses time well to ensure work gets accomplished and meets deadlines

* 15. Ability to deal with obstacles: Learns from and is not discouraged by set-backs and unforeseen events

* 16. Ability to deal with obstacles: Shows flexibility and a willingness to take risks and try again

* 17. Practice and process of inquiry: Demonstrates ability to formulate questions and hypothesis within discipline

* 18. Practice and process of inquiry: Demonstrates ability to properly identify and/or generate reliable data

* 19. Practice and process of inquiry: Shows understanding of how knowledge is generated, validated and communicated within the discipline

* 20. Nature of disciplinary knowledge: Shows understanding of the way practitioners think within the discipline (e.g., as a biologist, scientist, sociologist, artist, etc.) and view the world around them

* 21. Nature of disciplinary knowledge: Shows understanding of the criteria for determining what is valued as a contribution in the discipline

* 22. Nature of disciplinary knowledge: Shows understanding of important current individuals within the discipline

* 23. Critical thinking and problem solving: Trouble-shoots problems, searches for ways to do things more effectively and generates, evaluates and selects between alternatives

* 24. Critical thinking and problem solving: Recognizes discipline-specific problems and challenges established thinking when appropriate

* 25. Critical thinking and problem solving: Recognizes flaws, assumptions and missing elements in arguments

* 26. Understanding ethical conduct: Shows understanding and respect for intellectual property rights

* 27. Understanding ethical conduct: Predicts, recognizes and weighs the risks and benefits of the project for others

* 28. Understanding ethical conduct: Approaches problems from a perspective that there can be more than one right explanation or model or even none at all

* 29. Understanding ethical conduct: Displays accurate insight into the extent of his/her own knowledge and understanding and an appreciation for what isn't known

* 30. Culture of scholarship: Is involved in the scholarly community of the discipline and/or professional societies

* 31. Culture of scholarship: Behaves with a high level of collegiality and ethical responsibility

* 32. Content knowledge skills/methodology: Displays detailed and accurate knowledge of key facts and concepts

* 33. Content knowledge skills/methodology: Displays a thorough grasp of relevant research methods and is clear about how these methods apply to the research project being undertaken

* 34. Content knowledge skills/methodology: Demonstrates an advanced level of requisite skills

* 35. Confidence: The assessment instrument asks for your judgment on a wide range of outcomes, and we realize that you may not be equally certain of your self-assessment for every outcome listed. How confident are you in your skills at this time?

* 36. Time management: While completing this project, my student was able to manage project deadlines.

* 37. Do you plan to submit this work to a future conference (Y/N)? If so, please identify the conference.

* 38. How often did you have face-to-face meetings with your student through the course of the project?

* 39. Approximately, how many UNDGERGRADUATE students do you mentor for independent research (directed study) in a year?

* 40. Approximately, how many GRADUATE students do you mentor for independent research (directed study) in a year?

* 41. Please feel free to provide additional comments about your experience or the OUR below.