This article is for administrators. If you are a faculty member or student, please see our Resources for Faculty and Staff or Resources for Students section.
ForagerOne is a platform that builds your educational institution's research ecosystem, with a wide range of capabilities that connects students with faculty for integrative learning opportunities, enables faculty members to grow their research teams, and equips administrators with data-based actionable insights.
Within this article, you will find an overview of the platform and a list of helpful resources to explore the functionality of ForagerOne.
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ForagerOne aims to do three things: rewire the educational experience, tackle decentralization, and empower administrators.
Undergraduate research as an integrative learning experience allows students to rigorously engage with classroom learning, contribute to path-breaking discoveries, and develop important pre-professional skills. ForagerOne helps students discover and connect with the right faculty mentors for them and ensures that every single student has the opportunity to engage in these meaningful educational experiences.
Most institutions lack coordination between departments, divisions, and campuses, leading to students and faculty becoming siloed and difficult to access. This lack impedes connectivity at all levels - hindering students from finding faculty mentors in different areas and faculty from finding research collaborators, especially for interdisciplinary work. ForagerOne uses our machine-learning-based solution to ensure that researchers in all areas are easily accessible.
Lastly, by analyzing the activity of students and faculty on our platform, we can equip administrators with actionable analytics and metrics. Our accurate real-time data enables administrators to take targeted approaches to tackle inefficiencies and shortcomings in their institution's infrastructure to drive educational outcomes and research.
If you haven't already, you can see how all of these elements come together on ForagerOne by scheduling a live demo with a member of our team.
How to build your institution's research ecosystem
Once you have set up your administrator account, you will be able to explore your institution's platform right away. Here are some features within ForagerOne that you should become familiar with to best engage your institution:
- Use the searchable database of student and faculty profiles
- Post announcements to your homepage and opportunities to your institution
- Access and manage user accounts via proxy access
- View real-time data through analytics and metrics
- Connect with faculty, staff, and students through messages
Once your account has been set up, you should see your dashboard contain the following options:
Please note that depending on your institution's platform, you may either see Search or Search Faculty in your dashboard.
Based on your institution, to look for specific faculty members or students, use the Search page in the dashboard. Based on what group you would like to search, select Faculty or Students. To narrow your search, you can use any of the filters located on the left side of the page.
If you are looking for the best strategy for implementing ForagerOne within your educational institution, please refer to our Knowledge Base article here.
If at any point in exploring or utilizing your institution's platform you experience difficulty, please don't hesitate to contact us via the chat box on our website or our support email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.