Under the terms of the Teagle Foundation grant, eleven COPLAC campuses will design, implement and evaluate a two-year pilot project for 'high impact' faculty-mentored undergraduate research at the consortium level. Specifically, the consortium seeks to enhance student learning by sharing disciplinary expertise across campuses in a 'distance' mode and re-envision faculty work and encourage institutional efficiencies at predominantly undergraduate, teaching institutions in the public sector.

The two-year project will explore:

  • the extent to which there is student and faculty interest in this mode of education;
  • the quality of the distance mentored experience compared to traditional face-to-face mentoring;
  • the technical challenges and costs involved; and,
  • the implications for faculty work.

For more information please visit the COPLAC website.