"Building and Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Programs" Conference

Save-the-Date for CUR’s 2019 Undergraduate Research Programs Conference
June 27-29, 2019 (ABM – June 25-27, 2019)
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Tentative Submission/Registration Deadlines:
  • All abstracts & proposals: Feb 19, 2019
  • Early bird registration: April 12, 2019
  • Final registration: May 31, 2019
Seeking strategies for success in undergraduate research programs?  Then don’t miss CUR’s "Building and Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Programs" Conference in 2019. Do you have something to share: a great program, unique process, assessment initiatives, or an interesting and exciting aspect of your undergraduate research program? Are you ready to network and learn from your colleagues? This conference is for you and is designed for programs at any stage, including the development phase! Be a part of it! Session topics include (but are not limited to):
  • 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 in undergraduate research, undergraduate research that informs diversity issues, and collaborations that have incorporated divergent perspectives into 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, applying research in courses, and embedding research projects in courses.
  • Internationalization: Ways to incorporate an international element into undergraduate research, including research-based travel, media-assisted collaboration, data exchange, and 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. Other topics in this theme could include training programs for faculty in mentoring undergraduates, ways to address faculty compensation issues, and methods for smoothing the transition into the organization.
  • Undergraduate Research Collaborations: Examples of effective partnerships with undergraduate researchers, involving strategies, team projects, and the ethics of collaboration in undergraduate research.
Session formats vary, including panels, 75-minute interactive sessions, 10-minute short presentations, and poster sessions.
Preconference Session for New UR Program Directors” -New
  • 2-5 pm (between ABM and URPD, no overlap)
  • Limited to 40 people 
The purpose of the preconference session will be to inform and acquaint new program directors with CUR and URPD through structured interactions with experienced UR directors from various types of institutions.