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The Research Opportunity Program (ROP) provides students with an opportunity to work directly with faculty in the development of their research, in an interactive student-teaching partnership.  A broad range of disciplines is represented in this program, from Classics to Psychology, Biology to Sociology, History of Religion to Chemistry and more.  The ROP is part of our continuing efforts to offer students the benefits of a superb undergraduate education in a research intensive university.  Faculty members who have participated have also found it enormously rewarding and helpful to them both in getting useful work done, and in working one-on-one with undergraduate students.

Students earn one (1.0) full course credit by participating in a faculty member's research project through the ROP.  There is no final exam in this program.  Students are expected to put in a minimum time commitment for the duration of their project, keep a journal and meet regularly with their supervisor.  Acceptance of students should be on a competitive basis.  Grading in terms of reports and meetings is left to your discretion, but must not contravene the University Grading Practices Policy.

The application and approval process is entirely online.  Log into the ROPAPP and submit your project proposal(s) for approval  Students also have access to the ROPAPP, and will be able to view your approved project(s) and apply for them through the system.  

If you wish to participate in the ROP (299Y, 399Y and/or 499Y) for the upcoming season be sure to log into the ROPAPP during the project proposal period to do so. 

The ROPAPP will open to instructors on:
Monday, January 9, 2017

The deadline for submission of ROP projects for approval is:
Friday, February 10, 2017

The projects for the upcoming year will be made available through the ROPAPP for students to begin submitting their applications by:
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 

It is essential that your project descriptions are submitted for approval no later than:
Friday, February 10, 2017

Project funding requests are due no later than:
Monday, April 17, 2017

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sue Romulo, ROP Coordinator in the Experiential Education Office. 

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   Making an ROP Course page button link    Student Course Requirements/Expectations page button link    ROP Funding Request page button link

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