URSCO for Faculty



Fall Offerings for Faculty

When What Where
September 11

3:00 – 4:00

How to write a good URCA proposal Faculty Center
September 21

11:30 – 1:00

High-Impact Practices Brown Bag: Service Learning Faculty Center
October 16

3:00 – 4:00

Mentoring Undergraduates in Research and Creative Inquiry Faculty Center
November 14

11:30 – 1:00

High-Impact Practices Brown Bag: TBD Faculty Center

How to write a good URCA proposal

This workshop is designed for faculty interested in developing a competitive proposal for support through the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award (URCA) program.  We will focus on the basics of research at the undergraduate level, student and faculty benefits and expectations, as well as tips for engaging students in meaningful scholarly experiences.

 

Mentoring Undergraduates in Research and Creative Inquiry

This workshop will focus on the basics of research at the undergraduate level from the faculty perspective. We will discuss student and faculty benefits and expectations, as well as tips for engaging students in meaningful scholarly experiences. Designed for all faculty interested in mentoring undergraduates. Light refreshments will be served.

 


Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office (URSCO) established the Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award to recognize and reward faculty members at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro who provide outstanding leadership and service to undergraduate students at the University. Faculty members are required to mentor at least two UNCG undergraduate students conducting research/scholarship/creativity inquiry. The Department/Program Chair/Head may nominate one faculty member per academic year.

Examples of the types of activities considered in the selection process include:

  • Evidence of consistent research and scholarly activity involving undergraduate students in research or creative inquiry;
  • Mentoring undergraduates whose work has led to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations;
  • Innovative approaches to mentoring undergraduates, including the involvement of graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in undergraduate student mentorship; and
  • Extramural support for undergraduate research activities through grants, contracts, and/or fundraising.

Recipients:


Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) – Enhanced Institutional Membership

UNCG is an Enhanced Institutional Member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). This allows any interested UNCG faculty members to join CUR as an individual member at no additional cost. The Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) (formerly CUR Quarterly) is available to all CUR members electronically.

To sign-up please visit: https://members.cur.org/members_online/members/newmember.asp

After you enter your name and title, please make sure to select University of North Carolina at Greensboro from the Select Institution drop down. It should alert you to the fact that your membership is covered, and then will prompt you to continue to add your contact information.

Please note that this membership will include an electronic subscription to the CUR Quarterly, but you may purchase a hard copy subscription by visiting: https://members.cur.org/members_online/members/quarterly_subscriptions.asp

Once your membership is processed, you will receive a confirmation email and will be able to register for members only online access by visiting https://members.cur.org/members_online/members/password.asp to have a copy of your login information sent.


Developing External Funding Opportunities

The URSCO is interested in working with faculty to identify funding opportunities and to co-write proposals that will increase the number of UNCG students engaged in undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities. The URSCO has worked with faculty members in mathematics and biology on a grant for interdisciplinary research projects for undergraduates. URSCO also worked with the Music Research Institute on a grant to support undergraduate research. If you would like to work with the URSCO on funding opportunities, please contact us.



Societies Dedicated to Undergraduate Research