Duties: One-semester undergraduate research assistantships are intended, primarily, for students contemplating advanced study or for those students who already have considerable background (e.g., in a foreign language, statistics, or computer applications) and wish to expand this commitment. URAs will assist faculty members in developing their professional research and expertise. Students will hone their scholarly skills, acquire additional expertise, and gain new perspectives on the academic workplace. The URA program implements research-oriented learning opportunities as identified by the Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP Action Project 1).
URAs assist faculty members in a wide range of research activities (e.g. library and literature searches, grants searches, conference preparation, etc.) Specific duties are arranged between the URA and the professor.
Preferred skills may include:
Number of Hours Per Week: Variable (5-10)
Compensation: $7.30 per hour (upon approval)
After completion of the URA, recipients (both faculty and students) will be required to provide the committee and the Kent State Stark administration with a thorough and detailed report of activities performed, skills attained and developed, and tangible products (published works, creative works and performances, presentations, and grants) resulting from the URA activity. To help with this, students are asked to keep a journal of their activities and skills gained and used throughout the assistantship.
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