The Research Apprenticeship Program has, for the last nine years, provided first-year students at Glendon campus with individual, hands-on research training and mentoring from a faculty member. This AIF project builds on the successes of the Research Apprenticeship Program and extends it throughout the four years of undergraduate studies. Institutionalizing a commitment to sustainability and civic engagement, this re-conception creates a more expansive and inclusive program which embeds the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a suite of experiential learning opportunities for highly motivated undergraduates.
Developing students’ research skills in early years through work with individual professors, supervised learning opportunities culminates in helping them develop and work on their own “passion projects” informed by the UN SDGs. This framework cultivates curiosity-driven and exploration-oriented student research while encouraging participants to identify 21st-century solutions to key challenges.
Colin Coates, Reagan Brown, Audrey Pyée
Experiential Education, student success