The Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program at Rollins offers students the opportunity to participate in high-level scholarly research
that is typically only available at the graduate-school level. What sets Rollins’ program apart from similar programs at other colleges and universities is that this program is a collaborative project between the student and a faculty member, not just a student project, or an assistantship to a faculty member’s own research.
Each spring, a faculty committee meets and reviews the proposals and based on the quality of proposals, funding is awarded to as many projects a possible. The research program is funded for eight weeks in the summer and student and faculty participants are each given a stipend so that they can pursue scholarly work as partners. Students also have the option of living on campus during the summer. Students are expected to work on their research for longer than the eight-week period, continuing to do research, write papers and present at conferences throughout the year. Students are eligible to participate after their freshman year.
In spring 2012, 20
students were selected to collaborate in summer research with 13 faculty
members from 9 departments.
The anticipated outcome of every project is a peer-reviewed publication or the professional equivalent for scholarship in the arts, co-authored by the students and faculty member.