Undergraduate research is a proven form of engaged learning that engenders a transformational experience for undergraduates as a consequence of deep student involvement and frequent student-mentor interactions. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) intends to address the critical national need for continued and more comprehensive dissemination of effective practices for initiating and sustaining faculty-student collaborative undergraduate research. This project is a comprehensive expansion of the impact and reach of CUR's Phase 2-supported regional initiative and the organization's national-level "Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research" workshops (held from 1996-2006). The Phase 3 project is providing a series of "Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research" workshops for groups of colleges and universities drawn from state systems, private consortia, and mission-similar institutions (e.g., minority-serving), and employing a structured program of workshop follow-up activities. Training workshops to develop the skills of CUR members to serve as workshop facilitators will enhance the mentoring received by workshop participants, provide avenues for leadership development, and further sustain the initiative with a cadre of trained facilitators throughout the country. More than 150 facilitators and coordinators will be directly involved. The Phase 3 project will be extensively evaluated with the assistance of an independent external evaluator and a distinguished external advisory board.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
0920286
Program Officer
Myles G. Boylan
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2010-01-01
Budget End
2013-12-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2009
Total Cost
$152,888
Indirect Cost
Name
University of San Diego
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
San Diego
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
92110