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Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research Institute

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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.

 

Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research Institute

 
Next Offering: April 10-12, 2015 -- San Diego, CA
Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
 
Link to Application - Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

This workshop will bring together teams of three to five faculty members and administrators from institutions that are interested in institutionalizing existing research activities. 

The three days will consist of plenary lectures presented by facilitators associated with CUR interspersed with individual team meetings with CUR mentors.  The teams will begin the workshop by meeting with their facilitator and reflecting on the current status of undergraduate research on their campuses.  This inventory will include the examination of institutional strengths, as well as the obstacles currently preventing achievement of desired results.  After this assessment, the teams will begin formulating mission statements, goals, and action plans for their own institutions.  The event will conclude with the teams discussing their plans with the entire community.  Throughout this process, the facilitators will be engaged with the teams in order to assist them in discussions and deliberations.  Teams typically consist of at least one academic administrator, one or more department chairs, and several interested faculty members. 

The Institute is open to academics from all fields.  To apply for the Institute, please click on the link below and complete the on-line application.  Questions may be addressed to the CUR National Office (cur@cur.org or 202-783-4810).  Enrollment is limited so apply early.

 

A $50.00 application fee is due at the time of application.  Should you be accepted to attend the Institute, your application fee will be applied to your tuition fees.  In the event that CUR does not accept your application, the $50.00 application fee will be refunded.  Should you withdraw your application or elect not to participate in the Institute, the $50.00 application fee will be forfeited.

Upon notification of acceptance, CUR will invoice your institution for the amount of $675 per accepted participant (CUR Enhanced Members), $750 (CUR Institutional Members), $825 (CUR Individual Members) or $925 (Non-CUR Institutional Members). Information about CUR Institutional Membership may be obtained by clicking here. If you are not sure your school is an institutional member please check our list of members by clicking here (list is updated weekly). The registration fee includes all sessions, materials, and most meals. Transportation to the hotel from Amtrak or an airport is responsibility of the registrant.  

Should your team need to cancel or any individual member of the team cancel, the National Office must receive written notice of the cancellation 30 calendar days prior to the start of the Institute.  In the event of a cancellation application fees will not be refunded. Cancellations received before the cancellation date will not be held responsible for registration fees, however the application fee will not be refunded.  Participants canceling after this date will be responsible for the full 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. Ask your travel agent about it.

 

Host Hotel:

Handlery Hotel San Diego

950 Hotel Circle North

San Diego, CA 92108

 

RESERVATIONS

Reservations are to be handled on an individual basis.  Attendees can make reservations through the group reservation department at 619-298-0511 or 800-676-6567. Reservation hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm and Saturday - Sunday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.  

When making a reservation you must refer to the group name of Council on Undergraduate Research by Thursday, March 19, 2015.