Broadening Participation Institute
This institute is designed for faculty and administrators to develop or enhance their knowledge, skills, and competencies in increasing access, fostering diversity, and creating an inclusive environment for all students in undergraduate research, scholarship and creativity programs (URSCA). Institutions will send faculty and administrator teams to the institute who will craft an action plan to achieve inclusive excellence on their home campus. A goal of the institute is for participants to develop an authentic program that supports broadening participation in URSCA across campus and/or within a given department, program or focus.
Examples of plans that teams have developed at past institutes include the following:
- Using work-study funds to support first- and second-year students in undergraduate research;
- Collaborating with admissions to develop and attend recruiting events in inner cities;
- Developing STEM curriculum to be culturally sensitive; and
- Facilitating a series of mentoring workshops for faculty and graduate students about effective mentoring strategies for all
Three key themes will weave throughout the institute—preparation, climate, and mentorship. Each day will include lectures, case studies, and breakout sessions—facilitated by leaders in higher education—that are designed to promote networking and collaboration. The discussions will inform and prompt discussion about current solutions to broadening participation of underrepresented students and to stimulate new creative solutions. Institute participants will gain a wealth of resources and personal connections that will help them increase participation by a wide population of students.
March 20-22, 2020
Carroll University - Waukesha, WI
January 23, 2020
Hotel - Details coming soon!
In general, the cancellation deadline is 30 days prior to the start of the conference, except where explicitly noted. Cancellations requests received in writing to the CUR National Office
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 CUR National Office.
CUR always suggests that 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 it will also cover the registration cost for the meeting.
This institute was last held March 22-24, 2019, at Whitworth University, Spokane, WA.
For questions, additional information or are interested in hosting this event in a future year, please contact Tavia Cummings