Integration of Undergraduate Research* into the Curriculum
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Application Deadline: May 13, 2015
Stipends will be provided 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 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, non-majors, pre-majors, majors) are acceptable. Based on
the number of applications approved for funding, the stipend amount will range
from $750-$1000. Notification will be made after May 20, 2015.
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.
- Faculty receiving awards are expected to complete their project during the summer of 2015
- Stipends will be paid at the end of the summer and completion of the project.
- Final reports must include the course proposal and a timeline for department approval, when the proposal is expected to be forwarded to the College Senate Curriculum Committee, and the semester that the department plans to begin offering the course
- 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
- Students enrolled in the new or revised courses are required to participate
in the college's annual Student Research and Creativity Celebration 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:
- Audience for the course
- Your plan for adding an undergraduate research/creativity component
- Identify your desired student learning outcomes as a result of the students' participation in the proposed activity
- Connection between this effort and any other activities you have conducted related to mentoring undergraduates in research/creative activities
- 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:
- Catalog number and brief description of the course, including the research/creative activities that already are included in the course
- Audience for the current course (note if you plan to target the same or a different audience in the revised course).
- Your plan for enhancing the undergraduate research/creative activity component of the course
- Identify your desired student learning outcomes as a result of enhancing the undergraduate research/creative activity component
- Connection between this proposed activity and your current efforts to involve undergraduates in research and creative activities
- 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
Provide a copy of the syllabus for the existing course.
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