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2011 Faculty Seminar
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Works Committee conducted an afternoon of sessions during faculty seminars on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 1:30 - 4 PM. After the workshop ends, documents used during each session will be added. Be patient, it may take a few days.
Topics focus on information, support, resources, and tools that are available for faculty members mentoring independent student research or creative works.
The first part of the afternoon will include a presentation and panel discussion. The second half of the afternoon will be devoted to short breakout sessions. Multiple sessions will be offered concurrently, and you will receive a schedule in the morning on Wednesday, August 17 listing the 2 sessions you have been assigned to attend.
Presentation - Opening Session: Dr. Jana Spain, Dr. Deb Danzis
Following are the session titles.
But what if I don't do URCW?
Activities and projects under the large of umbrella of URCW take on many shapes and sizes, and they often look different in the various disciplines. If you're not sure how (or if) what you do fits into this language of URCW, then this session is for you. We will pay particular attention to student-faculty collaborative work in the arts and humanities.
Session Leaders: Dr. Joanne Altman, Dr. Judy Isaksen
Conducting Undergraduate Research with Online Technology
This seminar will provide an introduction to avenues of online survey technology available to HPU faculty. We will discuss how this form of data collection can facilitate undergraduate research, focusing on both the benefits and necessary considerations for its successful use. Participants should leave with a better understanding of what technology is available to them, how it can be successfully implemented, and how to get started creating their own online surveys.
Session Leaders: Dr. Sadie Leder
Grants to Support Undergraduate Research
The President has graciously provided funds to support students who do undergraduate research. In addition, a number of external grants are also available. In this session, we'll introduce you to a few of these funding sources. You will receive guidance on how to help students apply for a HPU URCW grant to present, develop, or otherwise support undergraduate research. You will also gain some guidance in applying for external grants.
Session Leaders: Dr. Aaron Titus
Should you be applying for IRB approval? Many faculty and students engage in activities as part of a course or an outside collaboration that fall under the jurisdiction of the IRB. This session will describe what activities require IRB review as well as the application process.
Session Leaders: Dr. Kimberly Wear
HPU Survey Research Center and Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Participants will learn about the Survey Research Center and its capacity to gather data for projects. The SRC Director will also present findings of some past studies, including those resulting from questions submitted by faculty and students.
Session Leaders: Dr. Martin Kifer
Library Resources for Undergraduate Research
This session will review resources that help faculty and students do in-depth research and compile data and citations as they work. We will touch on resources that are not frequently used by our faculty and students and how to access them via Google Scholar. We will also introduce our new book catalog, World Cat Local, and will conclude with an overview of how to locate research content for short or long-term access.
Session Leaders: Dr. David Bryden Resources: Handout
Using Data from Publicly Accessible Databases
This session will focus on briefly examining a select group of publicly accessible databases which are likely to be of primary interest to faculty conducting research with students in communications, business, education, and the social sciences. Attendees will be encouraged to share other databases they have utilized in their own research.
Session Leaders: Dr. Terrell Hayes, Dustin Johnson