Faculty Research Assistance Program (FRAP) Directory

The FRAP Directory allows students to identify UCSB faculty who are looking for undergraduate students to participate in their research projects or creative activities. Please use the links below to find opportunities by discipline. Students, if your desired discipline is not listed, please contact the Undergraduate Research Initiatives office at 805-893-3090 or urca@ltsc.ucsb.edu for assistance. Faculty, if you would like to post your research or creative activity opportunity, please complete the online submission form.

Center for Innovative Teaching Research and Learning, Writing Program

Linda Adler-Kassner

Room 1576 UCSB Library
(805) 893-1635

Research Project

With colleagues in the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning, I am conducting a number of projects that involve learning about how students experience UCSB's courses and academic programs. We want to understand more about how students encounter courses, identify and navigate challenges, and how they experience different activities and educational interventions designed to engage them in various aspects of their academic lives at UCSB.

Undergraduate Contribution

Currently, undergraduates can help by transcribing individual and group interviews with other students. In future, undergraduates can also participate by conducting interviews and building on the projects we have started so that their ideas contribute to the research.


1. Interest in undergraduate education and the undergraduate experience. 

2. Interest in learning to transcribe/ability to listen and type

3. Demonstrated record of ability to commit to and follow through on projects and deadlines.