Learning Through Research

CUR Conference 2014 Session Types

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Flipped sessions are a new format for CUR, encouraging the exchange of ideas and the opportunity to gain multiple perspectives and insights on a common topic or theme. Presenters will be asked to provide access to material for participants to read and/or watch before coming to the session, and then be prepared to guide the participants through a discussion or activity based on the material. If you choose this type of session, please note in the abstract what materials you will want to share with your audience, keeping in mind ease of access and limited time for preparation. You will be contacted by CUR after the session has been accepted to provide links or citations for the associated materials, which will be made available to attendees before the conference. You can enhance your session using visual aids and handouts (sparingly) as appropriate.
 
Interactive presentations sharing study results, models, or other innovative techniques are structured to involve interactions between the presenter and the audience. In addition to providing a period of time for questions and answers, presenters should involve the audience through such mechanisms as brainstorming exercises, group discussion, and/or mini-surveys or polls. These interactions encourage the exchange of ideas and the opportunity to gain multiple perspectives and insights on a common topic or theme. Use of visual aids and handouts (sparingly) as appropriate may enhance the presentation. You will have the opportunity to share materials digitally before and/or after the conference.
 
Panels are a discussion or series of short presentations on a shared topic by three to six presenters (including a moderator who should organize the session). Panels work best when the presenters interact with one another and the audience, and are organized around a series of questions. Presenters should represent a variety of perspectives on the panel topic. Use of visual aids and handouts (sparingly) as appropriate may enhance your panel session. You will have the opportunity to share materials digitally before and/or after the conference.
 
Performances or displays are means of showcasing undergraduate student creative work, and should include discussion by the presenter(s) about the process of engaging the students. A wide variety of projects are invited; performances can be live or on video, and displays can be either physical or digital.
 
Posters are intended to afford a relaxed atmosphere in which participants can share their ideas with other faculty and administrators across a wide variety of disciplines and institutions.  Posters can share work done to develop or strengthen undergraduate research institutionally or share examples of student projects, highlighting the various disciplinary models of undergraduate research. Posters will be on display for an extended time during the conference.  Presenters will assigned a time during a poster session to be available to discuss their work with attendees. Posters boards, 40" (width) by 30" (height), will be provided by CUR. Presenters will have the opportunity to share materials digitally before and/or after the conference. Poster abstracts have an extended submission window.
 
Workshops are experiential participatory events on a topic or theme related to undergraduate research. After completing the workshop, participants should know or be able to do something new. Describe the activity and the specific learning objective(s) of the workshop in your abstract.  Also note what materials you will want to share with your audience in advance (keeping in mind ease of access and limited preparation time) or that participants will need to bring (for example, a computer or mobile device). You will be contacted by CUR after the session has been accepted to provide links or citations and instructions for participants, which will be made available to attendees before the conference.

Cancellation Policy

In general the cancellation deadline is thirty days prior to the start of the conference, except where explicitly noted.  Cancellations requests received in writing to the CUR National Office at cur@cur.org prior to the cancellation deadline will receive a full refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline. Transfer of registration to another individual before the cancellation deadline is free of charge, but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after the cancellation deadline will be charged a $50.00 transfer fee.

Institutions may not substitute one participant for another without prior approval of the National Office.

CUR always suggests that their registrants purchase low-cost travel insurance when booking their air reservations. Not only will this insurance cover your airfare in the event of cancellation but will also cover the registration cost for the meeting you were to attend.