I’m writing regarding several new initiatives relating to Undergraduate Research at OSU. They relate to three topics described below. I hope you can help me by getting word of these initiatives into the hands of faculty and students in your college/department, as appropriate.
1. Beginning with graduation in spring, 2012, OSU will provide to students the opportunity to get transcript notation documenting significant research/creative efforts at OSU. The attached documents include information for students (“Transcript Notations Notes for Students”), faculty (“Transcript Notation Information for Faculty”), and an application to be filled out by students to obtain the notation (“Research Arts Fellow Application”).
2. We seek nominations for an Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year (“Faculty Mentor of the Year Award”) to recognize a faculty member who has, through his/her continued mentorship, led numerous undergraduate students to success in their creative/research efforts.
3. We are recruiting talented undergraduate students with experience in research/creative enterprises to apply to serve as Ambassadors of Undergraduate Research (“Ambassador Program info and Application”) for the 2012-13 school year.
Please let me know if you have questions regarding any of these materials or topics. I would be happy to speak to you and/or your colleagues regarding these matters. Thanks for your help in getting the word out and for supporting undergraduate research in all disciplines at OSU.