How do BASC 449 D1/D2 undergraduate research project courses work?

A supervisor and student agree upon a project. Projects may be co-supervised.

Supervisors will prepare project descriptions and submit them electronically (webform) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science (OURS). The student and the supervisor will normally receive email copies of the project proposal form.

The supervisor should print the email copy of the project proposal form. The student and supervisor should complete and sign the form, and then submit the form to OURS (Dawson Hall, Room 408-A).

OURS will refer these projects to the B.A. & Sc. Program Advisory Committee Chair (or designate) who approves (or does not approve) the proposal form.

OURS will notify students if their projects are approved or not. For successful applicants, OURS will give the student permission to register for the course on Minerva (and will open a section on Minerva if needed).

This application, selection, and registration process should be completed before the beginning of the project's term.

The supervisor and any appropriate researchers advise students throughout the term.

Supervisors or their home departments may want to give introductory lectures, meetings, or lab safety instruction to groups of students enrolled in the course.

The student must present his/her final report to the instructor in charge of the project before the last day of classes.

The supervisor in charge of the project is responsible for assigning a letter grade to the project, submitting this to OURS, and providing feedback about the report to the student.

OURS is responsible for submitting the grades for the course, for each term the course is offered.

OURS maintains a page where students can view some project descriptions.