Please complete this assessment form prior to the end of the semester in which you received project funding.

For each of the outcomes shown in the accompanying table, please ASSESS YOURSELF 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 form was modified from the Mentor Pre-Research Self Assessment (Buffalo State University)

* 1. Please enter your name

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 8. Creativity: Effectively connects multiple ideas/approaches

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 18. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 31. 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

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

* 33. 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?

* 34. Time management: While completing this project, I was able to manage project deadlines.

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

* 36. I received helpful feedback from my mentor throughout this project.

* 37. Please feel free to share how this experience impacted your future plans (graduate or professional school), etc.

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