A. Advancing undergraduate student scholarship

Boyer (1990) describes four dimensions of scholarship: scholarship of discovery, or creation of new knowledge, scholarship of integration, also framed as cross-disciplinary research, scholarship of application and public engagement, and scholarship of teaching and sharing knowledge. Evidence shows that students who are engaged in scholarship early in their academic careers are more likely to persist with their academic careers. We have a long tradition at UPEI of projects that support scholarship amongst students, including case competitions, Honours programs, undergraduate conferences, and programs such as Student as Scholar and SPUR (Summer Program for Undergraduate Research). It is incumbent upon the university to support and enhance these research opportunities for undergraduate students and to develop new opportunities that reflect the continually evolving landscape of research in all academic disciplines.