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June 2017
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Thursday, June 29, 2017

UR Programs:Undergraduate Research Collaborations 2017

All Day Event


General Overview

This 1½ day conference is aimed at faculty and academic professionals interested in the improvement, management, and promotion of undergraduate research and creative activities.  Faculty, undergraduate research program directors, and administrators will share ideas, strategies, and best practices around six themes.

Session Themes
  • Assessment: Strategies for evaluating undergraduate research projects, using data to improve the experience or providing feedback for funding support.
  • Diversity in Research: Effective strategies for promoting diversity-serving undergraduate research, undergraduate research that informs diversity issues, collaborations that have brought in diverging perspectives to undergraduate research.
  • High Impact Learning Strategies: Methods, approaches, courses and practices that have proven very effective in achieving learning outcomes that incorporate undergraduate research. This can include the retooling of existing courses, applied research in courses and imbedded research projects within courses.
  • Internationalization: Incorporating an international element to undergraduate research, including research-based travel, media-assisted collaboration, data exchange or the mechanics of organizing an international undergraduate research component.
  • Undergraduate Research Administration and Budgeting - Nuts and Bolts: Approaches that have proven effective in managing and organizing undergraduate research and/or in funding the means by which the research can be undertaken.  Budgeting innovations, successful central strategies, institutional support etc. are all applicable.
  • Undergraduate Research Collaborations: Examples of effective partnerships with undergraduate researchers, pairing strategies, team projects, the ethics of collaboration in undergraduate research.
Session Formats

The conference format is intended to facilitate discussion, provide resources, and create networking opportunities. Sessions will include 90-min panel presentations/discussions, 75-min interactive sessions, and 10-min short presentations, as well as a poster session and networking lunch. Each is designed to help participants learn from each other and explore a variety of models and best practices related to undergraduate research.

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