Trustees pass resolution honoring faculty
At the semiannual meeting of UD's Board of Trustees on May 28, the trustees unanimously approved a special resolution introduced by Robert Gore commending UD's faculty and students for "achieving the highest standard of accomplishment in undergraduate research and discovery learning and on the recognition of this achievement as a national standard to be emulated by research universities throughout America."
The resolution is reprinted in its entirety below.
Whereas, the Carnegie Foundations Boyer Commission on undergraduate education at research universities recognized the University of Delaware as one of five national leaders in providing active learning experiences unavailable to undergraduates at most research universities, and
Whereas, the National Science Foundation has recognized UD as one of 10 institutions nationwide to exhibit bold leadership and meaningful results in the integration of research and education, and
Whereas, the vast majority of UD faculty, including 90 percent in the sciences and engineering, participate in supervising research for 700 undergraduates each semester, and
Whereas, undergraduate research has been instrumental in the success of the UD Honors Program and has contributed to a 100 percent rate of graduate school placement for UDs McNair Scholars, as well as to the selection of UD students as Rhodes, Truman and Marshall Scholars, and
Whereas, the UD has served as the model for undergraduate research programs at 50 other colleges and universities and UD faculty have instructed faculty from 100 universities across the U.S. and from 20 foreign nations on inquiry-based learning and undergraduate research, and
Whereas, the Reinvention Center, a national center funded by the Carnegie Foundation that focuses on undergraduate education at research universities, recently named the University of Delaware as the model for undergraduate research and problem-based learning, and recognized it along with only Princeton, Stanford and Berkeley as exemplifying best practices in the successful engagement of undergraduates at research universities,
Resolved, that the Trustees do commend the Universitys faculty and students on achieving the highest standard of accomplishment in undergraduate research and discovery learning and on the recognition of this achievement as a national standard to be emulated by research universities throughout America.