Undergraduate Research Task Force

K-State 2025 calls for increased participation by undergraduate students in expanded opportunities for meaningful research. A key university measure of progress towards our visionary goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university is the percentage of undergraduates involved in formalized research experiences. This campus-wide task force was charged to develop an action plan to encourage, increase, and measure the participation of undergraduates in research, scholarly and creative activities, and discovery (RSCAD) at Kansas State University.

The task force was asked to specifically address undergraduate research activities and outcomes outlined in the K-State 2025 RSCAD and Undergraduate Educational Experience themes. Topics to be considered included definition of undergraduate research, metrics and methods for measuring and tracking, comparisons with other university models, and resources needed. The task force completed its work during the Spring and Summer Semesters 2012.

We encourage you to to review the Task Force's recommendations by viewing the report: Undergraduate Research Task Force Final Report (pdf)