Research and Scholarly Activities (RSA)

Undergraduate research is teaching and learning!

Most community college settings emphasize teaching with few or no opportunities for undergraduate research.  “Undergraduate research is not only the essential component of good teaching and effective learning, but also that research with undergraduate students is in itself the purest form of teaching” (Gentile 2000).  Most students involved in undergraduate research continue to higher levels of education − four year and even graduate and professional institutions. TCC students involved in research experiences have consistently continued to higher levels of academe or obtained professionals jobs in their field of study.