Transforming Undergraduate Research Culture and Curricula Institute
Undergraduate research has been recognized as an effective high-impact practice that benefits students, faculty, and institutions. This workshop will bring together teams of three to five faculty members, staff, and administrators who are interested in institutionalizing existing research activities and in developing research-rich curricula to support this goal.
The traditional apprenticeship model of undergraduate research, where one student or a small number of students work closely with a faculty member, is powerful, but it is often difficult to structure so that all students can participate. At this CUR Institute, teams will explore multiple ways in which the benefits of undergraduate research can be applied to a larger percentage of students through integration of research into the curriculum. Ways to build capacity across campuses also will be discussed, and numerous examples of successful programs will be shared.
The workshop will consist of plenary lectures interspersed with individual team meetings with CUR mentors. The teams will begin the workshop by reflecting on the current status of undergraduate research on their campuses and by doing an inventory as they examine their institutional strengths, as well as the current obstacles preventing achievement of the desired results. After this assessment, the teams will begin formulating mission statements, goals, and action plans for their own institutions. Particular attention will be given to developing research-rich curricula. The event will conclude with the teams presenting their plans to all attendees. Throughout this process, the facilitators will assist the teams in their deliberations.
California State University, Chico
October 18-20, 2019
August 29, 2019
Details coming soon!
The institute was last held October 12-14, 2018, at Capital University in Columbus, OH.
For questions or further information about the institute, please contact Tavia Cummings