English

Title

Seeing the Value of Undergraduates in Undergraduate Research

Presenter Information

Emily PridgenFollow

Faculty Mentor(s)

Michael Rifenburg

Campus

Dahlonega

Proposal Type

Oral Presentation

Subject Area

English

Location

Nesbitt 1201

Start Date

13-3-2020 10:00 AM

End Date

13-3-2020 11:00 AM

Description/Abstract

For the past 18 months, the University of North Georgia, alongside other institutions in the University System of Georgia, has been in the process of redesigning core classes to better suit the needs of students. One of the classes undergoing curricular redesign at UNG is English 1101. Last year, Dr. Rifenburg, an associate professor in the English department, asked me to be a part of this process. I helped conduct a research study to collect IRB-approved qualitative data on the experiences held by first-year students in English 1101 courses. Through semi-structured interviews with first-year English 1101 students, I gathered useful data about the pilot course and learned more about the relevance of undergraduate student participation in the curricular redesign and analysis process. In this presentation I explain samples of the qualitative data I gathered through the interviews, how we coded them to analyze them, and why it is important that an undergraduate student was involved in the curricular redesign process.

Media Format

flash_audio

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Mar 13th, 10:00 AM Mar 13th, 11:00 AM

Seeing the Value of Undergraduates in Undergraduate Research

Nesbitt 1201

For the past 18 months, the University of North Georgia, alongside other institutions in the University System of Georgia, has been in the process of redesigning core classes to better suit the needs of students. One of the classes undergoing curricular redesign at UNG is English 1101. Last year, Dr. Rifenburg, an associate professor in the English department, asked me to be a part of this process. I helped conduct a research study to collect IRB-approved qualitative data on the experiences held by first-year students in English 1101 courses. Through semi-structured interviews with first-year English 1101 students, I gathered useful data about the pilot course and learned more about the relevance of undergraduate student participation in the curricular redesign and analysis process. In this presentation I explain samples of the qualitative data I gathered through the interviews, how we coded them to analyze them, and why it is important that an undergraduate student was involved in the curricular redesign process.