Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

About OURCS

Responsibilities of the Office

  • Manage the Student Research Symposium and aid in the management of other student-centered academic conferences held at CLU
  • Collaborate with the Office of Sponsored Research and with the Office of University Advancement to seek and secure extramural funding that supports undergraduate research and creative scholarship
  • Identify opportunities for student research experiences (e.g. REU's) and research-based internships
  • Propose and manage new internal funding for student and faculty stipends, travel, and consumables to support undergraduate research and creative scholarship
  • Work with an advisory board consisting of representatives of various divisions and other key administrators to prioritize funding expenditures
  • Facilitate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process for undergraduate summer projects
  • Coordinate the presentation and dissemination of scholarly results (e.g., aiding in poster creation, travel to conferences)
  • Coordinate on-campus discussion events related to research and creative scholarship
  • Disseminate and celebrate undergraduate research and creative scholarship via an office-supported website
  • Assist faculty in the creation and application of pedagogical techniques that incorporate/utilize research and scholarship (e.g., identifying useful online materials which aid in the process)
  • Identify and coordinate student research and scholarship which incorporates community needs
  • Integrate undergraduate research and creative scholarship with other key university objectives (e.g., diversity, service learning, civic engagement)
  • Other items as the office develops and grows
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