Faculty Research

Kaye Cook

What collaborative research always does, however, is make us think better about our subject. It enables students to understand a pattern of critical thought. It's a form of apprenticeship-learning, with the student being plugged into a more experienced mentor, and feeling from the inside what it's like to take on a research project.

For the faculty member, it's an act of teaching and learning. An act, which begins with very little reward and great deal of time, but ends in expanded insights and the joy of seeing real learning take place.”

—Stan Gaede, “On Faculty/Student Research,” talk given while Provost at Westmont College, 1998