Integration of Undergraduate Research* into the Curriculum

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Note: The Second Year Undergraduate Research (SYUR) program is now part of this program.

(Two Tracks: New/Revised Course and Supplements to Previous Award)

Application Deadline: Open

New/Revised Course Track

Program Description:

Awards up to $1,000 will be made to faculty members to support the development of new courses and/or revision of existing courses to include a substantial undergraduate research, scholarly, or creative component. The expected outcome is the submission of a course revision or new course proposal to the College Senate Curriculum Committee and teaching the course. This program is not intended to support minor revisions to courses that already include a research component. Lower-level and upper-level courses are eligible and courses targeting specific student audiences (e.g, early-career, nonmajors, pre-majors, majors) are acceptable. Courses intended to engage early-career students and increase the retention of first and second-year students are especially encouraged and should be designed to provide first- and second-year students with opportunities to learn about the research/scholarly/creative process and conduct course-based research.

This program is open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty from any academic department. Applications may be submitted by individual faculty or teams of faculty.

Notification will be made within two weeks of submission.

Program Expectations:

  1. Funded faculty will be paid at the completion of the project and as summer salary following established guidelines.
  2. The new or revised course must be taught at least once as part of the project.
  3. Faculty receiving support are expected to participate in a follow-up survey to help evaluate this program and contribute to our college wide efforts to evaluate the impact of undergraduate research.
  4. Students enrolled in the new or revised courses are required to participate in the college's annual Student Research and Creativity Conference held the last weekend in April or first weekend in May.

*The term research should be broadly interpreted and includes discipline-accepted activities that are defined as research, scholarship, and creative activities. Regardless of definition, it is assumed that the work will produce original results and contribute to the body of knowledge and creative works within the discipline.

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Complete either I (new course) or II (revision to an existing course).
Your description should not exceed 1500 words.
I. Describe the course you want to develop. Include the following information in your description:
  1. Audience for the course
  2. Your plan for adding an undergraduate research/creativity component
  3. Identify your desired student learning outcomes as a result of the students' participation in the proposed activity
  4. Connection between this effort and any other activities you have conducted related to mentoring undergraduates in research/creative activities
  5. Provide a timeline for implementing your project, including anticipated dates for department review/approval, forwarding to the College Senate Curriculum Committee, and the semester when course will be offered for the first time



II. Describe the course you propose to revise and attach a copy of the course syllabus to this application. Include the following information in your description:
  1. Catalog number and brief description of the course, including the research/creative activities that already are included in the course
  2. Audience for the current course (note if you plan to target the same or a different audience in the revised course).
  3. Your plan for enhancing the undergraduate research/creative activity component of the course
  4. Identify your desired student learning outcomes as a result of enhancing the undergraduate research/creative activity component
  5. Connection between this proposed activity and your current efforts to involve undergraduates in research and creative activities
  6. Provide a timeline for implementing your project, including anticipated dates for department review/approval, forwarding to the College Senate Curriculum Committee, and the semester when the revised course will be offered






University College

Undergraduate Research

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Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-3093

singerjk@buffalostate.edu