Progress Report

As part of the Collaborative Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, each student and their mentor is expected to submit a Progress Report on the student’s research experience. The reports are to be submitted mid-year by students and quarterly by faculty.

Students should submit individual reports.  Faculty should submit a single report for the CREU team. The mentor reports must be submitted through the CREU Progress Report for Faculty Form. Students should submit their Mid-year report through the CREU Mid-Year Report for Students Form.

  • Mid-year reports submitted by the student must include:

  • A brief description of your project: Include Title of project and Website/Blog URL for the project (Please be sure that the website/blog is up to date before submitting this progress report).
  • Approximately how many hours each week are you spending on the project? Please note the expected number of hours is 10+
  • What is the status of your project? (Include what you have accomplished so far and what you expect to accomplish by the end of the CREU project)
  • What has been your biggest challenge so far? What is the most exciting thing that has happened so far?

  • What is your working environment? For example, are you working alone or with a team? How frequently and for how long are you meeting with your mentor, with your student collaborators, with your entire research group (mentor and student teammates)? Have you attended any research talks?
  • Is there anything else that you would like to share with us at this time?
  • Progress reports submitted by the mentor must include:
  • Please describe the students’ project: Include Title of the project and website/blog URL for the project (Please be sure that your students’ blog entries are up to date before submitting this progress report)
  • What is the students’ progress to date (please include approximate hours of work per week for students), and what do you expect the student(s) to accomplish by the end of the CREU project? If you have a team of students, how are they working together? Are they contributing equally to the project?
  • Please say a few words about the students’ working environment. For example, how frequently do they meet with you, with each other, or with others (Grad students, post docs, etc.) in your research group?
  • Is there anything else you would like us to know (for example — things that are working especially well or that are not working well, suggestions for improvement, methods you found useful for getting students started on research, etc.)