Office for Student Research and Creativity
History and Background
In August 2010, the Office of Undergraduate Studies created the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) aimed at serving as a centralized, college-wide program designed to facilitate and promote undergraduate research by providing information, opportunities, and support for faculty and students. The experiences earned from undergraduate research provide students with skills and experiences that prepare them to successfully enter graduate and professional schools and be competitive in the global economy. While the office was successful in fulfilling its mission, it quickly became clear that student and faculty needs for the OUR services were much broader than anticipated, resulting in a temporary suspension of the office in 2015 to reevaluate its purpose. Realizing the immense importance and benefits of research experience for undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study, the Office of the Provost in consultation with President Mason and the Office for the Advancement of Research (OAR), decided to invest in the foundation of the Office for Student Research and Creativity (OSRC) under the purview of OAR.
Mission and Vision
The mission of the Office for Student Research & Creativity is to fund, support, and recognize high-quality student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship in all disciplines, representing the diversity of John Jay College of Criminal Justice (JJC).
OSRC strives to create and sustain a robust, inclusive, and competitive research support program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice that maximizes cutting-edge research opportunities, raises student and faculty profiles, and represents a nationally acclaimed and globally recognized research institution for criminal and social justice.
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