Simply put, it is a great medium for disseminating research before it is published.
Kassens wrote a paper describing the process she used to manage six Honors in the Major students last spring entitled "Do as I say and as I do: An application of the Mentor Demonstration Model". The paper has moved to the Top Ten list for the number of abstract views and downloads. This is quite an honor!
Currently, Kassens is working on framing the paper as a dialogue coauthored with three student participants (Sara Caudle, Tyler Rinko, and Justin Tuma.) The students will add components to the paper describing how the Mentor Demonstration Model enhanced their liberal arts education. The final product with be a joint effort by the professor and three students.
If you would like to read the abstract of the Top Ten paper or download it to read in its entirety, please go tohttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1964805