The goal of curriculum revision supported by the Students as Scholars initiative is for programs to create courses and other experiences for undergraduate students to learn about scholarship and its role at Mason, actively engage in scholarship, and participate in the generation of knowledge. Scholarship Development Grants (SDGs) are awarded in three categories.
Course SDGs support the design or redesign of courses in which students participate in the creation of original scholarly or creative projects. It is expected that the result will be an RS designated course.
Curriculum Development SDGs support the creation of scaffolded learning experiences for students as they progress through an academic program and develop an understanding of the scholarly work in the discipline or field.
Project SDGs come in two forms. Collaborative Project SDGs support interdisciplinary and co-curricular projects that have a substantial undergraduate student scholarship component. Pedagogical Research SDGs will support faculty and programs who want to further investigate the impact of their curricular changes on student learning; enhance and expand these programs based on evidence of student learning; and share the results of their innovative methods with other faculty.
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