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Quality Enhancement Plan

The Quality Enhancement Plan for UL Lafayette, Advance Student Research Experience (Advance), supports the strategic mission of the University to increase student productivity and success through engagement in mentored research, innovative projects, and creative endeavors.

The vision of Advance is UL Lafayette undergraduates will have an opportunity to participate in an intensive research experience that fosters competencies in critical thinking, information literacy, research ethics, and communication; our students will relate their coursework to engaged practices that create value for the discipline and the community; and they will develop the skills to communicate their work to an appropriate audience.

In order to achieve this vision, Advance has four goals:

Goal 1: Create a research-supportive curriculum option in each program so all students have an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and ability to conduct research in their field.
Goal 2: Increase the number of students who complete at least one Student Research Experience before graduation.
Goal 3: Increase the guidance, support, and opportunities for students to present, perform, and publish their work.
Goal 4: Increase guidance and support for students developing research skills and abilities, and pursuing research experiences.

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