Undergraduate Research Faculty Course Redesign Competition

Dr. Joseph Jones, MUSI 2306
Dr. Richard Miller, PSYC 3301
Dr. Harmeet Singh, ECON 2301
Dr. Chang Sung, BIOL 3402
Dr. Xue Yang, MEEN 3398

The I-CARE grant is looking for innovative faculty who will develop and promote undergraduate research and scholarly activities to create an active learning environment and help students develop inquiry and critical thinking skills within the classroom.   Relevant research reveals that more contact between students and faculty, both inside and outside the classroom, enhances college students’ development and learning outcomes*.  Our objective is to increase the number of faculty who incorporate undergraduate research within their course(s) by redesigning their curricula and support students in their pursuit of creativity, scholarship and research.

A yearly competition will take place every spring semester (for the next five years) to encourage faculty in innovating and redesigning their course to include research components. A scalable stipend ranging from $2,500- $5,000 will be provided in support of the faculty who are awarded based on the scope and outcomes of proposed projects.  A designated committee will read, review and select the winners.  The Undergraduate Research Coordinator will notify the winners. 

The URP supports faculty by:

  • Providing a one time stipend while they develop and implement research in their course
  • Encouraging them to incorporate undergraduate research within their freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior level courses
  • Provide support via mini grant competitions (up to $10,000!)
  • Encouraging them to post UR opportunities in our database
  • Invite and encourage them to participate in an annual mini grant competition to renovate or create an Undergraduate Research Pod, a place where students will be able to come together and discuss their scholarly, experiential and research projects

Undergraduate Research Course Rubric
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This page was last updated on: November 16, 2017