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Wednesday, October 19, 2022 — 11:00 AM-5:00 PM (EDT)

In this CUR Online Intensive participants will learn to center equitable pedagogical practices in undergraduate research mentoring and lead campus efforts toward anti-oppression, antiracism, and social justice in undergraduate research administration.

Facilitators: Buffie Longmire-Avital (Elon University), Sophie Pierszalowski (University of Washington), Jenny Olin Shanahan (Bridgewater State University)

The idea of anti-racism has received significant attention in higher education recently, as many faculty, staff, and administrators have sought to respond to national and campus calls for racial justice and decoloniality. Many of us have designed or changed curricula and pedagogies to dismantle structural racism in our institutions and academic disciplines. What does it mean to do that anti-racist, anti-oppression, and decolonial work in the context of undergraduate research? How do we overturn decades of individual biases and program policies that have reified privilege and white supremacist assumptions in undergraduate research and other high-impact opportunities?

This online intensive on mentoring for racial equity and justice is designed to address but also move well beyond “compositional diversity” in undergraduate research--a modest goal still unfulfilled in many programs--to the living out of anti-racism in our work with students and in leading programs. The three facilitators have created this workshop with diversity and inclusion in mind, working from their own racial identities and positionalities, disciplinary backgrounds (STEM, social sciences, and humanities), and experiences in the work of decentering whiteness, mentoring for equity, and leading undergraduate research and other high-impact practices at different types of institutions.

Participants will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues with similar degrees of experience in mentoring UR, directing UR programs, or serving in senior administration roles. Participants will leave the online workshop with a draft of an anti-racism plan for facilitating undergraduate research at the level of individual mentoring, directing an undergraduate research program, and/or leading broader institutional initiatives.

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  • When is the deadline to register? Registration will close on October 18, 2022. Please contact CUR@CUR.org if you are having difficulty registering. 
  • Where will this event take place? This event will be hosted online.
  • What is the registration cancellation and substitution policy? CUR will honor cancellation requests and provide a refund, less a $50 processing fee, for all requests submitted in writing no later than September 19, 2022. No refunds will be permitted after September 19, 2022. Please submit cancellation requests in writing to CUR@CUR.org. 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. In the event of a medical emergency after the cancellation deadline, please contact CUR@cur.org to provide documentation and so an extension of the refund policy can be considered.
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  • When will the agenda be released? A draft agenda is available, but the final agenda will be released before the event.
  • What are some reasons to participate? Participants will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues with similar degrees of experience in mentoring UR, directing UR programs, or serving in senior administration roles. Participants will leave the online workshop with a draft of an anti-racism plan for facilitating undergraduate research at the level of individual mentoring, directing an undergraduate research program, and/or leading broader institutional initiatives.


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