Subject: Promoting Undergraduate Research Conference date changed to Sep 26
From: Henry Neeman
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 15:00:50 -0500 (CDT)
Forwarding from Linda Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
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forward to anyone who may be interested and appropriate.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
5th Annual Promoting Undergraduate Research Conference
for Faculty, Staff and Administrators
Sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
September 26, 2014
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
(date changed from April 11)
Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center
(655 Research Parkway, OKC)
For program information and to register, see
PROMOTING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MODELS AT EVERY LEVEL:
INQUIRY, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, ASSESSMENT AND RETENTION
Research and creative activities provide the critical opportunity for
students to fully engage in their education, facilitating a journey of
discovery that bridges the gap between knowledge and experience. The 2014
conference will revisit effective models of inquiry with a focus on
community engagement, effective models of assessment of undergraduate
research outcomes and student retention, and examine student research
projects illustrating these models.
The conference will be organized into three categories of panel
1. Faculty and Administrators sharing Models of Undergraduate Community
Engagement and Inquiry: If you have experience with a model of developing
undergraduate student inquiry through research, especially focusing on and
engaging in the community, please consider joining this panel to share your
model and insight. We are looking for novel and/or effective approaches
designed to encourage students to engage in community-based research in a
wide variety of contexts. Presentation: 15-20 minutes.
2. Faculty and Administrators sharing Models of Undergraduate Research
Program Assessment: If you have experience with assessment of undergraduate
student research program outcomes, please consider joining this panel to
share your model and insight. We are looking for effective approaches
designed to provide quantifiable and qualitative assessment models.
Presentation: 15-20 minutes.
3. Students sharing Perspectives on Research: The conference steering
committee is seeking undergraduates representing all tiers of higher
education who will share their perspectives on their research focusing in
the community in the areas of arts, agriculture, humanities, journalism,
business, behavioral science, education, and STEM topics. We are seeking a
total of 12-15 students (4-5 for each Student Panel listed in the schedule
below). Presentation: 7-10 minutes.
Presentation at the Promoting Undergraduate Research Conference – Faculty
and administrator panels will be approximately 75 minutes in length with
part of the time set aside for questions and dialogue. Presentations may
include PowerPoint slides for visual support of major concepts and findings.
Projectors and computers will be provided. If three panelists comprise the
panel, each panelist will have approximately 15 minutes for their
presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A. More or less time will be available if
more or fewer panelists are selected.
Guidelines: Conference registration for all presenters and Presentation
proposals for faculty and administrator panels must...
Be submitted at
no later than September 5, 2014 . If you have questions before, you may contact
The online form will ask you to:
* Provide an abstract of no more than 100-150 words
(faculty/administrator panels only).
* Provide basic contact information.
* Include a one-paragraph biography (all presenters).
* Specify the target panel:
o Models of Undergraduate Community Engagement and Inquiry (Inquiry)
o Models of Undergraduate Research Assessment (Assessment)
o Undergraduate Researcher (Student)
Selection Criteria – The Steering Committee will select faculty and
administrator proposals considering the broadest representation of
undergraduate research assessment and inquiry models from across the state.
We are seeking clear and replicable methodology for the assessment and
inquiry models. We aim to include a wide range of disciplines from the
natural and social sciences to the humanities and arts. We are not looking
for proposals to present individual students’ research projects.
* Selection carries the obligation of presenting.
* Presenters must register for the conference; registration is $50
for faculty and $75 for administrators—POs, checks and cash are acceptable.
Student panelists will not have a registration fee.
* A selection committee of the Undergraduate Research Conference
Steering Committee will review proposals and select panelists for the
conference with notification by September 9, 2014.
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome – Dr. Blake Sonobe, Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs, OSRHE
8:45-10:00 Panel: Models of Undergraduate Research Assessment
10:15-11:30 Panel: Models of Undergraduate Community Engagement and
11:30-1:00 Lunch (Provided) – Networking Tables and Dr. Beth
Ambos, Executive Officer of CUR, Speaker
1:00-1:45 Student Panel: Community Engagement (theme decided
upon receipt of submissions)
1:45-2:30 Student Panel: Community Engagement (theme decided
upon receipt of submissions)
2:45-3:30 Student Panel: Community Engagement (theme decided
upon receipt of submissions)
3:30–3:45 Undergraduate Research Program Spotlight Award -
Chancellor Glen D. Johnson
3:45-4:00 Evaluation and Closing Call to Action
Dr. Linda Mason
Coordinator of Grant Writing
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Do not be afraid to give your time to writing grant proposals. Time given to
planning proposals is never time lost, but is rather time gained, so that
our research, our programs, our collaborations and indeed our whole
profession may become more profoundly significant.