Learning Through Research

UR Programs: Building, Enhancing, Sustaining

 Undergraduate Research Programs: Building, Enhancing, Sustaining

June 23-25, 2015 - University of Oklahoma-Norman

 
 
 
 
 

General Overview

This 1� 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 four themes.
 

Conference Program -NEW (6/8/15)

Click here for a full schedule of events.
 

Lodging and Travel UPDATED -4/29/2015

 

CUR sponsored conference grants

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is planning to offer a limited number of conference grants for individuals to attend Undergraduate Research Programs: Building, Enhancing, Sustaining Conference. For more information on the conference grants and the application to submit, please visit: https://members.cur.org/members_online/submissions/substart.asp?action=welcome&cid=159
 

Session Themes

  • High-impact Learning: Expanding, Collaborating, Scaling Up and Scaffolding—practical models for fostering research opportunities within and beyond the classroom, including curricular innovations, collaborations across disciplinary and institutional boundaries, and exploring practices for combining high impact experiences such as research abroad and community based research.
  • Ensuring Access for All—models and best practices that broaden participation in undergraduate research including those that encourage underrepresented students to participate and those that increase opportunities across disciplines and across institutional types, such as community colleges.
  • Undergraduate Research Administration Nuts and Bolts—program basics and creative solutions that maximize effectiveness and efficiency in program management for new and seasoned program managers. Topics might include programming set-up and innovation; professional development for mentors and students; financial resource models; interacting with and "selling" undergraduate research to administration; and marketing, websites, and social media.
  • Assessment—the role of assessment and evaluation in undergraduate research program development and institutionalization, methods and models for assessing learning outcomes and program impacts, and design of specific tools for assessment and evaluation.

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 2015 conference. The deadline for proposals for interactive sessions and short presentations is November 30. Deadline for poster proposals is February 27. Submissions should focus on one the four themes: High-impact Learning, Ensuring Access for All, Administrative Nuts and Bolts, and Assessment. Presenters will be notified by February 1.   Poster presenters will be notified by March 31.

The deadline to submit poster abstracts was February 27.

Edit or changes to your approved session proposal should be made online using this link.

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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):
    • High-impact Learning
    • Ensuring Access for All
    • Administrative Nuts and Bolts
    • Assessment
  • 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 paste 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 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 Deadlines

  • November 14, 2014 - Interactive sessions and short presentations
  • February 27, 2015 - Poster submissions

Registration is Open!!!

  • April 25, 2015 - Early Bird registration deadline
  • June 5, 2015 - Final registration deadline

The College of continuing Education is committed to making its activities as accessible as possible. The College and the University provide a range of special services for person with disabilities. If you anticipate a need for some of these services, please email tcummings@cur.org.

Pricing

Registration is not complete until payment has been received. All fees must be paid in full by Friday, June 5, 2015 to avoid late fees. Payments will not be accepted at the host site.

Registration Fees:

CUR Enhanced Members:
Payments received before or on April 25, 2015- $240.00
Payments received between April 26, 2015 and June 5, 2015- $270.00
 
CUR Institutional Members:
Payments received before or on April 25, 2015- $255.00
Payments received between April 26, 2015 and June 5, 2015- $285.00
 
CUR Individual Members:
Payments received before or on April 25, 2015- $270.00
Payments received between April 26, 2015 and June 5, 2015- $300.00
 
Non-CUR Members:
Payments received before or on April 25, 2015- $310.00
Payments received between April 26, 2015 and June 5, 2015- $325.00
 
Registrations received after these dates are subject to an additional $15 late registration fee.

Attention CUR Councilors attending the 2015 Annual Business Meeting, please contact Robin Howard at robin@cur.org for special pricing.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made in writing to the CUR National Office on or before June 5, 2015, will be charged a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after June 5, 2015. Transfer of registration to another individual before June 5, 2015 is free of charge, but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after June 5, 2015 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.

Draft Agenda

Day 1: Tues, June 23

6:00-8:00pm

Welcome & poster session

Day 2: Wed, June 24

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 25

8:30-9:45am

Interactive Session 3

 

10:15-11:45am

Panel sessions

 

11:45-1:30pm

Lunch, networking

 

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.