Trevecca Nazarene University’s Quality Enhancement Plan topic is undergraduate research. The goal of the QEP is to improve student learning by engaging students in undergraduate research. Trevecca defines “undergraduate research” broadly to include creative works in the arts and scholarly work in the humanities, as well as more traditional empirical research. Trevecca’s undergraduate research program also emphasizes the role of faculty members as mentors to student researchers. One of the most distinctive qualities about Trevecca’s undergraduate programs is the sense of community that exists between students and faculty. The undergraduate research program provides additional opportunities for students and faculty members to collaborate. Finally, Trevecca seeks to emphasize the process of acquiring research skills, not just the outcome or result of the research.
Student Learning Outcomes
Through the QEP, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of scholarship topics in their discipline.
- Demonstrate skills related to conducting scholarship in their discipline.
- Communicate their research findings through written, performance, and/or oral presentations.
3333 Faculty-Led Academic Research Experiences (FLARE) (1-3)
Intensive participation as a team member in the completion of a scholarly research or creative project. A faculty member will lead each project and will mentor students throughout the project. Enrollment is limited; application is required, and students are selected by the faculty member leading the project.
499A Research/Creative Project Proposal (1)
Development of an individualized original research or creative scholarship project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Tasks will include crafting the proposal, preparing an appropriate review of literature or other background information for the project, and outlining the methods by which the student plans to conduct the project. Permission of faculty-mentor and department chair or dean is required before student registers for the course. Prerequisite: ENG 1080 or equivalent.
499B Research/Creative Project Completion (1)
Successful execution of an individualized research or creative scholarship project under the mentorship of a faculty member and consistent with practices in his or her discipline. Students will be evaluated on their adherence to approved methodology, logical development of the project, and time management, as well as their project progress. Permission of faculty-mentor and department chair or dean is required before student registers for the course. May be retaken for additional credit if the scope of the research project justifies it. Prerequisite: 499A or permission of faculty-mentor.
499C Research/Creative Project Presentation (1)
Revision and presentation of research findings or creative scholarship project developed in 499A & B. Presentation may be submission for publication, oral presentation, or performance for a specified public audience. Permission of faculty-mentor and department chair or dean is required before student registers for the course. Prerequisite: 499A, 499B, or permission of faculty-mentor.
Course Numbers by Department
Exercise and Sport Science
Science and Mathematics
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Theology and Christian Ministry