Undergraduate students at research universities receive a unique educational experience. They learn from leading scholars in their fields and many undergraduates engage directly in cutting-edge research. AAU supports efforts to improve the undergraduate experience both in and outside the classroom.
AAU supports the development and implementation of improvements in the teaching evaluation process at America's leading research universities, and is partnering with member campuses to develop practices to value, recognize, and reward the full range of intellectual work that goes into teaching as part of faculty promotion and annual review structures.
From biology to engineering, from physics to history, from chemistry to literature, research by undergraduates at AAU universities is making a difference in their education and in our lives.