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2017
Friday, October 27th
11:00 AM

10th Annual Florida Statewide Symposium: Best Practices in Undergraduate Research

Florida Statewide Symposium

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Program for the Symposium

Registration

Florida Statewide Symposium

Key West Ballroom, Student Union

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Welcome and Orientation

Elizabeth Klonoff, University of Central Florida
Kimberly R. Schneider, University of Central Florida

Key West - AB

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Elizabeth Klonoff, Vice President for Research; Dean, College of Graduate Studies Kimberly Schneider, Assistant Dean, Division of Teaching and Learning; Director, Undergraduate Research

1:30 PM

Adapting Best Practices: How to Bring New Programs and Ideas to Your Institutions

Kimberly R. Schneider, University of Central Florida
Jodiene Johnson, Florida Atlantic University
Ashley Spring, Eastern Florida State College
Latika Young, Florida State University

Key West - AB

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Conferences are important opportunities to share strategies that support student success in high impact experiences. And we often talk about ‘stealing’ great ideas when attending a conference but rarely discuss how the implementation works once back on our home campus.

This interactive keynote will share three vignettes that highlight how new programs and structures were inspired by national models and best practices in undergraduate research. Each vignette will share the strategy implemented for adapting, the partnerships and resources needed, what was learned, and tips based on their experience.

Program participants will be divided into groups to workshop ideas on how to be successful at adapting best practices.

2:55 PM

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Florida Statewide Symposium

Key West – AB; Key West – D

2:55 PM - 3:45 PM

Panel #1: Creating a Campus-Wide Culture of Undergraduate Research
Key West – AB
Facilitator: Ashley Spring (Eastern Florida State College) Panelists: Anne Donnelly (University of Florida), Wesley Lewis (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), Jennifer Wortham (University of Tampa), and Latika Young (Florida State University)

Panel #2: Seeking Federal Funding for Undergraduate Research
Key West – D
Facilitator: Kimberly Schneider (University of Central Florida) Panelists: Flona Redway (Barry University), Lisa Mills (University of Central Florida), and Stephen Stagon (University of North Florida)

3:55 PM

MINI-PRESENTATIONS

Florida Statewide Symposium

Key West – AB; Key West – D

3:55 PM - 4:15 PM

Undergraduate Student Research Practices at FGCU, Examples from Various Disciplines
Key West – AB
Julie Yazici and Peter Reuter (Florida Gulf Coast University)

How do you know? Tracking Undergraduate Research
Key West – D
Aubrey Kuperman (University of Central Florida)

Undergraduate Student Research Practices at FGCU, Examples from Various Disciplines

Hulya Julie Yazici
Peter Reuter

Key West - AB

3:55 PM - 4:15 PM

The purpose of this presentation is to show examples of undergraduate student involvement with research/scholarship, either via course-embedded research practices, or research activities outside the classroom. Examples from health profession, business, STEM disciplines, and humanities will demonstrate how research is implemented and which outcomes for students have been achieved. The presenters will share the challenges and opportunities faced, and probe the audience for their experiences and future directions.

4:25 PM

INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS

Florida Statewide Symposium

Key West – AB; Key West – D

4:25 PM - 5:10 PM

Leading Students to Empower their Peers in Undergraduate Research
Key West – AB
Tracy Baker, Jodiene Johnson (Florida Atlantic University), Aubrey Kuperman, and Colleen Smith (University of Central Florida)

Mind-Blowing Presentations or Presentations that Blow: Best Practices in Preparing to Present - Part 2
Key West – D
Christopher Leone (University of North Florida) and LouAnne Hawkins (Leone & Hawkins Consultants)

Leading Students to Empower their Peers in Undergraduate Research

Aubrey A. Kuperman, University of Central Florida
Colleen Smith, University of Central Florida
Tracy Baker, Florida Atlantic University
Jodiene Johnson, Florida Atlantic University

Key West – AB

4:25 PM - 5:10 PM

UCF and FAU’s offices of undergraduate research have three separate opportunities for current undergraduate researchers to assume a leadership role and assist their peers in getting started in research. This presentation will lay out the three models, at each institution, for student leadership in undergraduate research: peer mentors/ student teaching assistants, student assistants who host peer mentor advising hours throughout the academic year, and student councils who focus on outreach across campus and serve in an advisory capacity. This session will provide an overview of these programs on the two campuses.

5:25 PM

Implementing CAS Undergraduate Research Standards for Assessment

Wesley F. Lewis, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Kadie Hayward Mullins, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Burnett Honors College

5:25 PM - 7:00 PM

The Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recently released specialized standards for assessing undergraduate research programs (URPs) including self-assessment instruments and tools for developing and implementing action plans. These standards align with the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) strategic pillars and include twelve primary parts: (1) mission, (2) program, (3) organization and leadership, (4) human resources, (5) ethics, (6) law, policy, and government, (7) diversity, equity, and access, (8) internal and external relations, (9) financial resources, (10) technology, (11) facilities and equipment, and (12) assessment. This project outlines the process of and lessons learned from the first phase of implementation of these standards within an Office of Undergraduate Research.

Poster Session and Reception

Florida Statewide Symposium

Burnett Honors College

5:25 PM - 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

Dinner on Your Own

Florida Statewide Symposium

7:00 PM

Saturday, October 28th
8:15 AM

Coffee and Conversation

Florida Statewide Symposium

Burnett Honors College

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC) – Open Planning Meeting

Florida Statewide Symposium

BHC 129

8:15 AM - 8:50 AM

9:00 AM

SPECIAL WORKSHOP

Florida Statewide Symposium

BHC 130

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Embedding Engaged Scholarship in Courses
BHC 130
Donna Chamely-Wiik (Florida Atlantic University)

10:10 AM

INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS

Florida Statewide Symposium

BHC 126; BHC 128

10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

Lessons Learned from Teaching a Course Dedicated to Undergraduate Research
BHC 126
Pete Scarlatos (Florida Atlantic University)

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Undergraduate Research Programs
BHC 128
Ross Stephenson (Jacksonville University)

11:00 AM

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Florida Statewide Symposium

BHC 126; BHC 128

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel #3: Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research
BHC 126
Facilitator: Michael Aldarondo-Jeffries (University of Central Florida)
Panelists: Michael Cross (University of South Florida), Kelsey Eagen (University of North Florida), and Ilaria Serra (Florida Atlantic University)

Panel #4: Embedding Research into Curriculum
BHC 128
Facilitator: Donna Chamely-Wiik (Florida Atlantic University)
Panelists: Heather Evans Anderson (Stetson University), Pete Scarlatos (Florida Atlantic University), Linda Walters (University of Central Florida), and Julie Yazici (Florida Gulf Coast University)

12:00 PM

LUNCH AND CONVERSATION ROOMS

Florida Statewide Symposium

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

12:45 PM

INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS

Florida Statewide Symposium

BHC 126; BHC 128

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Developing the Research Skills of Business Undergraduates in a Practitioner-Oriented Curriculum
BHC 126
Gordon Henry and Shelley Maccini (University of Central Florida)

Hang 10 (or 20): Implementing, Sustaining and Assessing a SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) Program
BHC 128
Jennie Soberon (Florida Atlantic University)

1:40 PM

MINI-PRESENTATIONS

Florida Statewide Symposium

BHC 126; BHC 128

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

CRISPR in the Undergraduate Classroom: What Worked and What Did Not
BHC 126
Heather Evans Anderson (Stetson University)

Exploring Research Questions Using Secondary Data Analysis: Embedding Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum
BHC 128
Catherine Kaukinen (University of Central Florida)

2:00 PM

MINI-PRESENTATIONS

Florida Statewide Symposium

BHC 126; BHC 128

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Chasing the Tame Goose: Researching the Intertextuality of Literary Artworks
BHC 126
Margaret Taylor (Florida Southern College)

Business Analytics at Beacon College
BHC 128
Jamie Craighead (Beacon College)

2:20 PM

MINI-PRESENTATIONS

Florida Statewide Symposium

BHC 126; BHC 128

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

A Proposal for the Florida Undergraduate Research Leadership Summit
BHC 126
Anne Donnelly, Jamarcus Robertson, Adrian Acuna, and Gregory Grzempa (University of Florida)

Using Historical Documentary to Connect Students with University Outreach
BHC 128
Lisa Mills and Robert Cassanello (University of Central Florida)

2:45 PM

DEBRIEFING

Florida Statewide Symposium

BHC 130

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM