Dear Fellow Vipers
My college, SUNY Potsdam, is in the middle of a 5 years Title III grant which intends to implement research into a classroom setting. The rational behind the proposal is by implementing research into the classroom, students would become more actively engaged and excited by the material. Two questions have arisen time and again with the ongoing dialog. 1. What is the definition of "research" and 2. how does one implement research into the curriculum. The definition of research tends to vary within different disciplines from having students poll local residents on a subject and writing a report to the actual publication of the data in a respectable journal. Has anyone implemented this strategy into the classroom setting and would you consider the results promising or a work in progress.