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Beginning a Research Program at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution Institute 

Starting a successful research program and conducting scholarly work at a predominantly undergraduate institution pose unique challenges. This institute gives faculty members the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experienced individuals how to establish and manage a research program with undergraduates. At the institute, participants also will prepare plans for starting and/or advancing their individual research programs at their respective campuses. Topics to be covered include the following:
 
  • How to select undergraduate researchers
  • How to mentor student researchers, and develop and use their research skills
  • How to manage time - balancing teaching, research, and service activities
  • How to develop and select research projects appropriate for undergraduates
  • How to adapt from a graduate school environment to an undergraduate research environment
  • How to link research to the classroom, and
  • How to develop grantsmanship skills related to gaining external and institutional research support
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Currently, we do not have a date for the next offering of this institute. If you are interested in having your institution attend a program like this, please reach out to CUR@CUR.org to talk about customizations. For additional questions and comments, please email CUR@CUR.org.