Building Equity-Centered Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Inquiry Programs Online Workshop

Workshop Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Time: 12:00-3:00 PM ET

Note: There will an optional networking follow-up for those participating in ConnectUR 2023 at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA on Monday, June 26, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join this ConnectUR Pre-Conference Discussion Forum facilitated by CUR Members from a diversity of institution types and stages of development of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry programs. Our discussion-based sessions will focus on three topics: Centering on Student Needs, Building Campus Partners/Stakeholders, and Program Evaluation. Participants will share approaches they are taking and gain perspective on new strategies to build or strengthen their programs and develop an equity-centered focus. The topics span the ConnectUR Themes: Structures and Models for Growing Undergraduate Research; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Advocacy and Partnerships; and Assessment, Accountability, and Sustainability.



  • Anne Boettcher, Assistant Dean of Research, Undergraduate Research Institute, Prescott Arizona Campus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • David Artis, Dean of Undergraduate Research Advancement, Institution University of California, San Diego
  • Tim O’Neil, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Enrichment Programs, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Stephanie Ramos, Associate Director, Undergraduate Research, Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & the Arts, Oregon State University
  • Juliane Strauss-Soukup, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship, Creighton University
  • Michael Springer, Professor of History, Director, Office of High-Impact Practices, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Susan Mendoza, Director, Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement, Grand Valley State University
  • Donna Chamely-Wiik, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research and Prestigious Fellowships, Florida Atlantic University
  • Karen Rodriguez’G, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Lee Phillips, Director of Undergraduate Research, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Registration Rates

Type Regular Registration 
Ends June 6, 2023
Workshop Registration $125


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