Learning Through Research


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This dialogical conference will facilitate democratic dialogue among small groups of CUR members who share common commitments to specific undergraduate research issues. The dialogue provides an opportunity to find solutions to problems and plan activities such as publications, white papers, or grants.

Each group will meet during a preconference session and once during the conference for a total of 10 hours. The first meeting will be on the afternoon of Saturday, June 30, 2018.

To be considered for a particular track, applicants must submit a resume/CV and a 150–200-word description of why they would like to be a part of the dialogical track and what they can contribute to the desired outcomes. Each applicant may only apply to one track. Each track is limited to 10 participants.

The deadline to submit an expression of interest is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

To learn more, click on the individual track for more details. Questions about a particular track may be sent to the session leader listed below.

Dialogical Track 1: Advancing Undergraduate Research in Education: A Focus on Pedagogy, Practice, and Design

Session Leader:

Ruth J. Palmer, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, The College of New Jersey

‪Email: palmerrj@tcnj.edu | Tel: 609-771-2803


Dialogical Track 2 Creating Successful Undergraduate Research Connections between Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities


Session Leader: 

Jennifer Lander, Dean of General Studies, Moraine Park Technical College

Email: jlanter@morainepark.edu | Tel: 920-924-3163


Dialogical Track 3 Addressing the Contest for Truth through UR in the Arts and Humanities


Session Leader:

Alexa Sand, Associate Professor of Art History, Utah State University

Email: alexa.sand@usu.edu | Tel: 435-797-8549


Dialogical Track 4 Best Practices for Student Learning in Undergraduate Research Events


Session Leader:

Linda Blockus, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of Missouri        

Email: blockusl@missouri.edu | Tel: 573-884-1767

Applicants should submit her/his proposal electronically by no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2017.


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