disseminate the knowledge gained from examining the integration
of research and education in the Reed science curriculum,
this web site aims to be a resource on the relationship between
teaching and research in the sciences. Descriptive and evaluative
program information can be found in the Science-at-Reed reviews.
These Web pages will also present audio and video interviews
with faculty and students discussing the ways in which collaborative
research activities are pursued. This includes both the NSF-AIRE
Undergraduate Research Mentor program and the senior thesis
experience at Reed.
second component of Reed's outreach program will be to offer
onsite consultations by Reed to other institutions. Over the
years, Reed has often been asked and has readily agreed
to advise institutions that are committed to enhancing
the integration of research and teaching in their programs.
In most cases, these were regional institutions that sent
several faculty members and administrators to Reed to talk
with faculty and administration. We believe that offering
onsite consultations would be even more effective. In addition,
with the completion of new chemistry and psychology buildings
six years ago, Reed faculty members involved in the design
of these buildings are valuable facilities consultants.
also plans to participate in a national conference of science
faculty from the AIRE institutions. A conference would allow
participants to exchange information about best practices,
to present problems and challenges for discussion and suggestions,
and to organize into consulting teams. Teams consisting of
faculty from the various AIRE award recipients would present
an institution with several different successful models of
the integration of research and teaching.