The Student Affairs Faculty Research Fellows Program allows faculty to conduct a research project to address important questions concerning Student Affairs at UIC. Faculty Fellows in the program will identify important questions related to Student Affairs at UIC and answer those questions during a year-long fellowship program.
Using a variety of methods, Fellows will engage in a research study on topics related to concerns in Student Affairs. The expected outcome of the program is for Fellows to identify ways to improve the programs, initiatives, and policies of Student Affairs at UIC and assist in the implementation to facilitate change based on research findings.
Fellows will participate in a campus-wide symposium hosted by Student Affairs describing their findings. Fellows will also prepare a research brief that can be disseminated to the campus community, and will be encouraged to disseminate their findings through conference presentations and scholarly publications.
Types of Projects
Faculty Fellows will engage in scholarly research on topics related to Student Affairs at UIC in areas such as mental health, food and housing insecurities, student engagement, student support, veteran students, and career development. Other research projects related to topics in Student Affairs are also welcome.
Fellows will analyze data to address Student Affairs topics at the program, initiative, or policy level. Projects that promote equity and inclusion among Black and Latinx students are particularly welcome, as well as projects that address challenges related to the current coronavirus pandemic, such as remote engagement and support, as well as understanding and addressing heightened barriers during the pandemic.
Both quantitative and qualitative projects are welcome.