URSCO For Faculty


Offerings for Faculty

Date/Time Title Location
Sep 8 / 12:15 – 1:30 URSCO CUREs Conversations 1: MAC Focus

Faculty Center

(virtual option) 

Sep 13 / 3:00 – 4:00

Sep 16 / 1:00 – 2:00

Mentoring Undergraduates in Research and Creative Inquiry Virtual

Sep 13 / 4:00 – 5:00

Sep 16 / 2:30 – 3:30

How to Write a Good URCA Proposal Virtual
Sep 15 / 11:30 – 1:00 HIPs Brown Bag 1: It’s HIP to Learn Where You Live

Faculty Center

(virtual option)

Nov 9 / 12:30 – 1:30 URSCO CUREs Conversations 2: Planning for Spring

Faculty Center

(virtual option)

Nov 16 / 11:30 – 1:00 HIPs Brown Bag 2: TBD

Faculty Center

(virtual option)

Event Details:

Mentoring Undergraduates in Research and Creative Inquiry

Dates and Times as above, Virtual link will be sent after registration

All engaged in facilitating undergraduate research are strongly encouraged to attend. 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.

Sept 13/3:00 – 4:00 https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/mentoring-undergraduates-in-research-and-creative-inquiry-5/

Sept 16/1:00 – 2:00 https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/mentoring-undergraduates-in-research-and-creative-inquiry-4/

How to Write a Good URCA Proposal

Dates and Times as above, Virtual link will be sent after registration

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.

Sept 13/4:00 – 5:00 https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/how-to-write-a-good-urca-proposal-5/

Sept 16 2:30/3:30 https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/how-to-write-a-good-urca-proposal-4/

URSCO CUREs Conversations 1: MAC Focus

September 8, 12:15 – 1:30
Faculty Center with a Virtual Option (in person limited to 20)

The goals of this session are to advertise our Undergraduate Research Fellows funding opportunity, to introduce people to the concept and practice of Course based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs), and to help people brainstorm about how they can conduct a CURE in their class.  We will discuss different models of CUREs for different class levels and sizes with special emphasis on Minerva Academic Curriculum. A light lunch will be provided for in-person registrants.

https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/ursco-cures-conversations-1-mac-focus/

URSCO CUREs Conversations 2: Planning for Spring

November 9, 12:30 – 1:30, Faculty Center with a Virtual Option (in person limited to 20)

The goal of this session is to continue our exploration of Course based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) and to help faculty brainstorm about how they can conduct a CURE in their class.  We will discuss different models of CUREs for different class levels and sizes to assist those who might wish to create a CURE for their course in Spring 2022 or AY 2022/2023.

https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/ursco-cures-conversations-2-planning-for-spring/

HIPs Brown Bag 1: It’s HIP to Learn Where You Live

Presented by Dr. Mimi Benjamin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; & Dr. Jody Jessup-Anger, Marquette University
September 15, 11:30 – 1:00
Faculty Center with a Virtual Option (in person limited to 20)

Learning communities are one of the AAC&U-designated High Impact Practices, and Residential Learning Communities are one way of delivering learning community experiences. We will highlight the ways that RLCs are a unique format for this HIP and identify ways that RLCs offer opportunities for layering valuable learning experiences. Bring your lunch and enjoy this session; coffee and tea provided.

https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/hips-brown-bag-1…n-where-you-live/

HIPs Brown Bag 2: HIPs in the MAC

November 16, 11:30 – 1:00
Faculty Center with a Virtual Option (in person limited to 20)


Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office (URSCO) requests nominations of outstanding UNCG faculty mentors for the Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards. We seek to recognize non-tenure trackpre-tenured (early career), and tenured (career) faculty for their efforts to engage undergraduates in experiential learning through research. The Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardees will be acknowledged during the UNCG Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring semester. These honors will include a plaque and $1,000 to support activities related to research and/or creative inquiry as it involves undergraduates during the following academic year.

Eligibility: UNCG faculty members with experience mentoring UNCG 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. Prior recipients can be reconsidered after a three-year interlude.

Examples of the types of activities that will be considered in the selection process include:

  • Evidence of consistent research and scholarly activity involving UNCG undergraduate students in research or creative inquiry;
  • Mentoring UNCG 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
  • 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 or staff 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.

The Self-Service portal, in which faculty will be able to sign up on the CUR website and add themselves to the Enhanced membership, is currently under construction. During this time please send an email to the Membership Coordinator, Janae Douglas at jdouglas@cur.org and she will be able to add you to UNCG’s membership. CUR will provide instructions on how to join using the Self-Service portal once the update is complete.

Please note that this membership will include an electronic subscription to the SPUR, but you may purchase a hard copy subscription by visiting: https://myaccount.cur.org/bookstore.


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.