Event Title

Developing Student and Faculty Councils to Support Undergraduate Research

Presentation Type

Interactive Presentation

Location

BHC 128

Start Date

26-9-2009 2:35 PM

End Date

26-9-2009 2:55 PM

Description/Abstract

The Office of Undergraduate Research was developed in 2007 at the University of Central Florida. To support the office and campus-wide under- graduate research endeavors, two councils have been developed. The Under- graduate Research Council (URC) is made up of faculty and academic staff. This group meets to discuss and promote undergraduate research monthly during the academic year. The URC currently has 40 active members. The Student Undergraduate Research Council (SURC) meets bi-weekly throughout the year and has 10 members. Students apply to participate on the council and represent a wide variety of disciplines. SURC members serve as research ambassadors and support the initiatives of the Office of Under- graduate Research. Both of these councils greatly expand the visibility and participation in undergraduate research activities at UCF. This presentation will review details about the councils, including ideas on how to develop and sustain similar programs at other universities.

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Sep 26th, 2:35 PM Sep 26th, 2:55 PM

Developing Student and Faculty Councils to Support Undergraduate Research

BHC 128

The Office of Undergraduate Research was developed in 2007 at the University of Central Florida. To support the office and campus-wide under- graduate research endeavors, two councils have been developed. The Under- graduate Research Council (URC) is made up of faculty and academic staff. This group meets to discuss and promote undergraduate research monthly during the academic year. The URC currently has 40 active members. The Student Undergraduate Research Council (SURC) meets bi-weekly throughout the year and has 10 members. Students apply to participate on the council and represent a wide variety of disciplines. SURC members serve as research ambassadors and support the initiatives of the Office of Under- graduate Research. Both of these councils greatly expand the visibility and participation in undergraduate research activities at UCF. This presentation will review details about the councils, including ideas on how to develop and sustain similar programs at other universities.