Discover for Faculty
Why Post on Discover?
The Discover portal is an online database of open research positions that is searchable by all undergraduate students. Faculty members looking for any type of research assistance (i.e., volunteer, paid P/T, paid F/T, work/study) can post these positions on Discover to reach a wider applicant pool. Discover enables faculty to review students’ applications to choose the best student for each position posted. Discover also has features such as a pre- and post-experience survey, which enables faculty members to assess the impact of the research on their students, as well as an evaluation survey for faculty members to assess the work done by the students.
How to Post on Discover?
- At the Discover homepage, sign in under “Faculty” with DrexelOne alphanumeric username and password. (The default setting is to sign in under "Student" - please be sure to select the Faculty login.)
- On the welcome page, navigate to the opportunity posting page by the shortcut, “Create an Opportunity,” or by clicking on the Research Projects/Creative Works tab and selecting “Add New” under “opportunity postings.”
- Either option will bring up a form with details about the research project, the student’s role, and the eligibility criteria for a research assistant. Please note: The form will reveal more fields as certain questions are answered; for instance, select “Currently accepting applications,” and it will reveal an entirely new section on the form (“Opportunity Information”), which will ask for details about required eligibility criteria for a research assistant. To allow students to apply for the position, “Currently accepting applications” must be selected.
When filling out information about the research position, there are certain fields where you can indicate how you want to receive information from applicants – your choices are either via email or “accumulate online,” which would require you to sign into Discover to view the applications. This information would be accumulated under “Research Projects/Creative Works”/ “Student Applications.”
After posting a position, you will be notified as students submit applications. Review their applications, and – after selecting a student for the position – offer the position through Discover (there will be a button that allows you to offer the position on the page where the applicants are listed). The student will then go in and accept the offered position, and the process of posting on Discover will be complete.