Faculty Eligibility and Resources

Eligibility guidelines and resources for faculty mentoring undergraduates in research.

Faculty Eligible to Mentor Students in Research

All tenured, tenure-track, and research-track faculty at the college and professional schools may supervise undergraduates in research. Research-track faculty includes research assistant professors, research associate professors, and research professors. Geisel School of Medicine faculty with the titles of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor may supervise undergraduates in research.

Faculty with other types of appointments may supervise undergraduates with relevant department or program chair, director, or dean approval. Examples of other appointment types include: visiting faculty, adjunct faculty, emeritus faculty, lecturer, senior lecturer, instructor, and post-doctoral scholar.

Only those who are currently employed by Dartmouth are eligible to supervise undergraduates in research. Those who are employed elsewhere but have adjunct or other types of courtesy appointments at Dartmouth are not eligible to supervise undergraduates in research.

NOTE: it is expected that student researchers and faculty mentors both be on campus during the term(s) of the research unless there is a compelling reason to waive this requirement.

Faculty Mentor Resources

Dartmouth College is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). To access the resources provided by CUR:

  • First register as a new member. After you enter your name and title, be sure to select "Dartmouth College" from the drop-down menu. It should alert you to the fact that your membership is covered, and then will prompt you to continue to add your contact information. 
  • Once your membership is processed, you will receive a confirmation email and will be able to register for members-only access.
  • When you are registered as a member, you will receive CUR newsletters as well as an electronic subscription to the journal CUR Quarterly

Survey Tools

Faculty who are interested in assessing student learning in the classroom, in the lab, and in faculty-mentored research may be interested in the following survey tools developed by Professor David Lopatto with a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute: