Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum Institute
Next Offering: March 27-29, 2015 -- Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC
Application deadline: February 20, 2015
Undergraduate research has been recognized as an effective "high impact practice" in higher education. The traditional apprenticeship model of undergraduate research, where one or a small number of students work closely with a faculty member is powerful, but it is often difficult to scale so that all students have the opportunity. During this CUR Institute, individuals or teams we will explore multiple ways to think about scaling the benefits of undergraduate research to a larger percentage of students by integrating research into the curriculum.
The goals of this Institute are to:
- Develop curricular materials that can be used in the classroom to engage all students in research
- Evaluate different models of UR integration at different points in the undergraduate curriculum
- Share examples of successful UR integration
- Discuss the impact of disciplinary structures and issues as they impact the integration of UR in the curriculum
- Explore a variety of methods to assess the success of UR integration
- Understand institutional opportunities and challenges to creating UR experiences for a greater percentage of students
The Institute will consist of:
- Plenary sessions to explore topics common to most institutions and disciplines
- Small group working sessions to develop an action plan
- Discussion in disciplinary groups
- Opportunities to share and brainstorm with colleagues at similar institutions
- Activities to explore a variety of options for scaffolding UR experiences throughout the curriculum
As a part of the Institute application, you will be asked to provide a one paragraph narrative statement. This statement may describe any information you deem relevant to assist in the selection process. In particular, you should include the following:
- A description of what you see as the future of undergraduate research at your institution.
- What outcomes you hope to realize through participation in the CUR Institute.
- A description of why a particular individual or why your team members were chosen to participate.
Application Fee: $50.00, due with application
Institute Tuition and Fees:
Enhanced Member: $675/person
Individual Member: $825/person
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. Should your institution send a team, an application fee must be paid for each individual on the team. In the event that team members are changed, the application fee may be transferred. Should a team member drop out, the 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). If you are not sure whether your school is a member, please refer to the list of Enhanced and institutional members by clicking here or contact CUR's Director of Membership. A $50.00 credit will appear on your invoice for any application fees received. The registration fee includes all sessions, materials, and meals (Friday evening through Sunday noon). Transportation to the hotel from an airport or train station is the responsibility of the registrant.
All tuition fees are due thirty calendar days prior to the start of the event. To guarantee that a place is held, payment for the institute must be received in the National Office by this date, unless prior arrangements are made with the National Office. Participants that have not paid may be dropped from registration, unless payment arrangements have been made with the National Office. In the event that a participant is dropped from registration, the application fee will not be refunded.
Should your team need to cancel or any individual member of the team cancel, the National Office must receive written notice of the cancellation thirty calendar days prior to 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.
Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol
1325 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC, 20002
Room rate: $159/ night 14.5% (single/double occupancy). Includes complimentary breakfast and wifi.
Block ID: CUR
Block cut-off: Thursday, February 26, 2015 (Please contact this hotel on or before this date to guarantee rates). Block fills up very quickly.