Scholars Week - Instructor Tips

More learning takes place when students take an active role.

  • Individuals or teams involved in research projects should be encouraged to present during Scholars Week. Undergraduate students receiving University funding (e.g., URECA) as well as graduate students receiving stipends are strongly urged to present.
  • Classes could take part in college showcases. For example, EXL or other classes working on a project could present those projects during a college showcase. Art classes could put on an exhibition as part of a college showcase.

Even without presenting, students can learn.

  • For some classes (e.g., research methods), class time can be used to send students to Scholars Week presentations. Students can complete writing assignments evaluating projects.
  • For other classes, when the content of college showcase presentations or other Scholars Week activities fits the content of the course, students could use class time to attend those sessions and write a report on what they see. 
  • Faculty can search the PDF of the abstracts before the event and direct students to visit posters that match their departments.
  • Students could be assigned to go to some Scholars Week activity outside of class time and write a report on it. To encourage students to think critically (and communicate with presenters about their work), they can be given certain questions to answer about a chosen poster or presentation. For example, they might determine the significance of a project, its relevance to their own courses, and what they learned from the encounter.

Just by going, students can benefit and experience the excitement.

  • Faculty could announce Scholars Week events and encourage student participation.
  • Student clubs and honor societies can attend events, include SW in their official activities, and support their colleagues who present.