Learning Through Research

UR Programs:Undergraduate Research Collaborations 2017

URPDUndergraduate Research Collaborations

Northern Arizona University (NAU), Flagstaff - June 27-29, 2017

Conference Sponsors:

CUR would like to thank GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS, EURO Scholars & International Studies Abroad, for helping make this event happen. Please click on their logos and visit their websites!

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And to our FRIENDS OF CUR Sponsor Student Opportunity Center
 
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Contents

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Travel to NAU

 

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Travel to NAU:

Feel free to ask our local NAU contact a travel question: GA Vanessa Bowden-Runge  (11-2 – Pacific time).  Her direct contact phone number is 928-523-5569 and email is ug-research@nau.edu.

Airport Options:

There are two airport options to get you to NAU: Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) and Phoenix (PHX). The Flagstaff airport is about 20-30 minutes from NAU. The Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is about 2-1/2 hours away from Flagstaff. Reasonably-priced shuttle service is available from PHX, as well as taxis from FLG.

Ground Transportation:

Airport Shuttle
www.arizonashuttle.com or call (800) 888-2749
Arizona Shuttle is your easy, safe, and reliable city-to-city shuttle. Whether you’re coming or going, flying in or out of Phoenix Sky Harbor, or just traveling between Arizona’s major cities, Arizona Shuttle is the ideal choice for business travelers, vacationers, and students.

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General Overview:

This 1.5-day conference is aimed at faculty and academic professionals interested in the improvement, management, and promotion of undergraduate research and creative activities.  Faculty members, 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, and so forth 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.

Submission Details

The Undergraduate Research Program Directors division of CUR is seeking presenters for sessions for the 2017 conference. The deadline for all proposals was January 17, 2017. Presenters will be notified by mid-late March. Submissions should focus on one of the six themes:

  • Assessment
  • Diversity in Research       
  • High-Impact Learning Strategies
  • Internationalization
  • Undergraduate Research Administration and Budgeting - Nuts and Bolts
  • Undergraduate Research Collaborations

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For future reference, in order to submit your proposal, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Session Title (15-word limit)
  • Presenter Information—Provide the names, titles, institutions, and emails for all presenters.
  • Session Format:
    • 75-min interactive sessions
    • 10-min short presentations
    • Poster session
  • Theme (check only one):
    • Assessment
    • Diversity in Research       
    • High-Impact Learning Strategies
    • Internationalization
    • Undergraduate Research Administration and Budgeting - Nuts and Bolts
    • Undergraduate Research Collaborations
  • Target Audience (check all that apply):
    • New program directors
    • Established program directors
    • Faculty
    • Administrators
  • Session Abstract (125-word limit) - If selected, this abstract will be used in the conference book and promotional materials. Please check spelling and grammar. Abstracts may be cut and pasted into the abstract submission text box; however, special formatting or symbols may be lost and/or transfer incorrectly.
  • Session Description (500-word limit)—Not required for posters - This section will provide the reviewers with a more detailed description of your session. It will not be used in the conference book. The session description should explain the purpose and rationale of your session, learning objectives, and method of presentation (e.g., lecture, small-group discussion)

Submission Deadline

  • January 17, 2017 - all sessions. 

 

Registration Dates/Fees

  • April 24, 2017 - Early Bird registration deadline
  • May 31, 2017 - Final registration deadline

Registration is not complete until payment has been received. All fees must be paid in full by Wednesday, May 31, 2017, to avoid late fees. Payments will not be accepted at the host site.

Registration Fees*:

CUR Enhanced Members:

Payments received before or on April 24, 2017- $275.00

Payments received between April 25, 2017, and May 31, 2017 - $300.00

CUR Institutional Members:

Payments received before or on April 24, 2017- $310.00

Payments received between April 25, 2017, and May 31, 2017 - $335.00

CUR Individual Members:

Payments received before or on April 24, 2017- $320.00

Payments received between April 25, 2017, and May 31, 2017 - $345.00

Non-CUR Members:

Payments received before or on April 24, 2017- $360.00

Payments received between April 25, 2017, and May 31, 2017 - $385.00

 

Registrations received after these dates are subject to an additional $20 late-registration fee.

*The URPD registration fee includes a reception on Tuesday, breakfast and lunch and Wednesday and Thursday. 

Click here to register.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made in writing to the CUR National Office on or before May 31, 2017, will be charged a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after May 31, 2017. Transfer of registration to another individual before May 31, 2017, is free of charge but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after May 31, 2017, 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.

 

Conference Grants

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of conference grants for individuals to attend Undergraduate Research Collaborations Conference June 27-29, 2017 at Northern Arizona University.
 
The deadline for applications for grants to attend Undergraduate Research Collaborations Conference is March 29, 2017.

For more information, please visit: https://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/cur_conference_grants/

 

Draft Agenda

Pre-Conference: Mon., June 26

All Day

Pre-conference Tour (suggested) – Flagstaff.com*

Day 1: Tues., June 27

6:00-8:00pm

Welcome & poster session

Day 2: Wed., June 28

8:30-10:00am

Panel sessions

 

10:30-11:45pm

Interactive Session 1

 

11:45-1:15pm

Lunch, networking

 

1:15-2:10pm

Session shorts

 

2:30-3:45pm

Interactive Session 2

 

4:00-6:00pm

Poster session

 

6:30-9:30pm

Dinner, networking

Day 3: Thurs., June 29

8:30-9:45am

Interactive Session 3

 

10:15-11:45am

Panel sessions

 

11:45-1:30pm

Lunch, networking

 

Things to Do in Flagstaff*

Flagstaff365.com - lists events in Flagstaff - 365 days a year

Flagstaff.com defines tours as guided activities and attractions people can attend or experience without being required to actively participate. For example, activities like helicopter rides to the Grand Canyon, jeep rides, ranger talks at national monuments and rides through wildlife parks are all considered tours. Flagstaff tours provide a more profound understanding of the point of interest in a shorter amount of time than if you were to visit it on your own. Tours are highly recommended if you enjoy an expert sharing his or her extensive knowledge of the attraction you are visiting. Flagstaff has a few tours in town, but many of these tours depart from or near Flagstaff, and can take you on a journey to Sedona, the Grand Canyon and other geologically magnificent locations. If any of the Flagstaff tours pique your interest, plan to arrive a day earlier or stay a few extra days; there is something for everyone.

 

Hotels

There will be limited complimentary shuttle services between the NAU High Country Conference Center (HCCC), residential housing and the Embassy Suites.

Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff

300 South Milton Road

Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Phone: 928-773-4900

To make reservations online, please visit:

https://www.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx?groupno=2276862

Rate Code:

URPD Meeting

Cut-off Date:            

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Room Rate*:

Room

Single Rate

Double Rate

Triple Rate

Quad Rate

Non-smoking 1 King Bed Deluxe

150

160

170

180

Non-smoking 2 Queen Beds Deluxe

150

160

170

180

*Rates are available Monday, June 26, 2017 – Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Individual Call-In reservations can be made by reserving online, go to www.druryhotels.com, then enter Group number of 2276862.  Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group number of 2276862. 

Individual reservations must be cancelled prior to 12:00pm on the confirmed date of arrival in order to avoid a fee equal to one night’s room rate plus tax.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Flagstaff

706 South Milton Road

Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Phone: 928-774-4333

To make reservations online, please visit:

http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/F/FLGESES-CUR-20170622/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Rate Code:

CUR-URPD Meeting 2017

Cut-off Date:            

Friday, May 26, 2017

Room Rate*:

 

Single

Double

Rate

$199

$199

*Rates are available Monday, June 22, 2017 – Sunday, July 2, 2017; includes comp wifi.

Individual Call-In reservations can be made by reserving online, go to http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/F/FLGESES-CUR-20170622/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Reservations may also be made by calling 928-774-4333The Group name CUR-URPD Meeting 2017. 

Individual reservations must be cancelled 24 hours in advance of arrival in order to avoid a fee equal to one night’s room rate plus tax.

 

On-Campus Housing - Non-airconditioned Residence Hall (Space is limited)

Ernest Calderón Learn Community - http://nau.edu/residence-life/housing-options/residence-halls/ernest-calder%C3%B3n-learning-community/

Ernest Calderón Learning Community’s academically-focused and 24-hour quiet environment is appreciated by residents who place success in their college career as their top priority. Calderón is a suite-style hall in central campus, offering several study spaces, kitchens, two classrooms, game room, fitness room and third floor “Summit Lounge” featuring a sweeping view of the mountains. 

Rate:

$50 per night, includes linens (one blanket, two flat sheets, one pillow, one pillowcase, one towel, one washcloth)

*Rates are available Sunday, June 25, 2017 – Saturday, July 1, 2017 (only). Note if you are departing on Saturday, July 1, departure time is 8 am. Complimentary luggage storage will be available. 

*For those who choose to lodge in NAU Residential Housing, a residential housing parking permit will be required; the cost is $25. If you require parking with your residential housing, please select and pay during registration.

Room Features:

  • one adult per room
  • one bathroom and shower per suite
  • two desks per room
  • three drawer - each drawer measures 16" x 8" 
  • two chairs per room
  • two closets with wall dividers per room
  • each closet measures 46" x 25"
  • two dressers per room
  • three drawer - each drawer measures 35" x 8"
  • two wall shelves per room
  • each shelf measures 42" x 13" x 15" 
  • one sink with a mirror per room
  • one 3.9 cubic ft. refrigerator with freezer per room
  • carpet

Where can I eat near the campus?

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The Council on Undergraduate Research is committed to making its activities as accessible as possible.

The Northern Arizona University provides a range of special services for persons with disabilities.

If you anticipate a need for some of these services, please email tcummings@cur.org.

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.