The Millikin University Undergraduate Fellows Program supports the development of student-faculty partnerships on a variety of academic work. Faculty prepare a proposal for collaboration, then identify students ideally suited to learn and make significant contributions through the partnership. The students receive financial support for this collaborative work throughout the academic year.
What’s An Undergraduate Fellow?
An Undergraduate Fellow is a student who is paid to join in collaborative work with a Millikin University faculty member or campus administrator. Fellows do not receive academic credit for this work, but there are several significant benefits to engaging in collaborative partnerships with faculty. It is an honor for a student to be recruited and selected as an Undergraduate Fellow.
A collaborative partnership is an excellent means of learning through the apprenticeship model—whether that work focuses on research, writing, creative performance, teaching, international studies, or use of technology.
Undergraduate Fellows are often introduced, as participants, into the scholarly community of the faculty member’s academic community at Millikin and beyond the campus.
Undergraduate Fellows are paid to do work that advances their growth and development in an academic area of study.
The academic work experiences and achievements of students can be featured on future resumes. Undergraduate Fellows do not have to be work-study eligible to be hired. Priority is given to the qualifications of the ideal student and the value of the work to his or her development.
Undergraduate Research Fellows assist and collaborate with faculty on academic research. The Research Fellow is encouraged to help conduct the research and to participate in subsequent professional presentations related to the research, including potential publication in academic journals.