URSCO for Faculty

Spring Offerings for Faculty

When What Where
February 7, 11:00 – 1:00 Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities I Faculty Center
March 21, 1:00 – 3:00 Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities II  Faculty Center
February 22, 11:30 – 1:00 High-Impact Practice Brown Bag: Writing Intensive Courses Faculty Center
March 28, 11:30 – 1:00 High-Impact Practices Brown Bag: Faculty Center

Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities I

This workshop will focus on Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities, with attention on the benefits to students and faculty. We will provide best practices of How to Model these activities for: individual students and small groups. Specific attention will be given to exploring How to include research/creative inquiry activities with students at different points within the education process.  Register Here.

Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities II

This workshop will serve to broaden the context of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities, breaking it down into fundamental elements of research skills development (RSD). The discussion will include RSD within beginning and intermediate courses.  This workshop provides practical ideas for creating scaffolded, inquiry-based assignments and research-rich courses throughout the curriculum—with appropriate supports in lower-division courses and intentional advancement of skills in the transition to upper-division work, ultimately leading to more independent scholarship in the last year of undergraduate study. Register Here.

High Impact Practices Brown Bag

Feb 22: Writing Intensive Courses as a High Impact Practice
  • An informal discussion of WI teaching strategies and how they can impact students and teachers.
March 28: TBD

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. This year, we will recognize both pre-tenured (early career) and tenured (career) faculty for their efforts to engage undergraduates in experiential learning through research. The 2018 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardees will be acknowledged during the 12th Annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo, which will be held on April 3, and presented during UNCG Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring semester.

 Eligibility: UNCG faculty members with experience mentoring undergraduate students in projects that contribute to their disciplinary scholarship are eligible for this award.  Nominees should hold a terminal degree in their discipline.  The faculty member must have mentored at least five UNCG undergraduate students in research and/or creative inquiry.

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.


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