Information for Instructors

Thank you for your interest in the PRP! The PRP offers benefits for undergraduate students who wish to learn more about research, research investigators, and instructors. 

Instructors teaching Psychology courses have the option to offer extra credit to students who earn ArgoPoints. Students may earn ArgoPoints by participating in PRP-approved research studies or by completing alternative PRP writing assignments. Individual instructors have discretion regading the role of ArgoPoints in their courses. For each course you teach, you decide:

  • Whether or not you want to accept ArgoPoints in your course
  • The maximum number of ArgoPoints each student can earn in your course
  • How ArgoPoints are translated into extra credit in your course

If you decide to accept ArgoPoints in a course, you will not keep track of ArgoPoints for individual students during the semester. This information will be automatically updated using the SONA experiment management system. Students will be able to login to SONA throughout the semester to check their ArgoPoints. You will also be able to login to SONA throughout the semester to check students' progress if you wish. At the end of the semester, you can simply login to SONA and download a spreadsheet that displays your students’ names and the number of ArgoPoints that they have earned toward your course. You may then apply extra credit to the students’ grades based on the way you have chosen to translate ArgoPoints in your specific course(s). For a detailed explanation, please view this brief video: 

If you choose to accept ArgoPoints in your course, the following materials will assist you. Thank you for your interest and participation!

For more information see the "Frequently Asked Questions for Instructors" or contact the PRP Coordinator at