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The Undergraduate Research Initiative: Integrating teaching and research at the University of Alberta

The Undergraduate Research Initiative: Integrating teaching and research at the University of Alberta

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  • Integrating Teaching and ResearchConnie Varnhagen, Academic Director Undergraduate Research Initiative
  • W HAT IS THE INTEGRATION OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH ? Healy, 2005 STUDENT-FOCUSED STUDENTS AS PARTICIPANTS Research-tutored Research-based Curriculum emphasises Curriculum emphasises learning focused on students students undertaking writing and discussing papers inquiry-based learning or essays EMPHASIS ON RESEARCHEMPHASIS ON PROCESSESRESEARCH CONTENT Research-led Research-oriented AND PROBLEMS Curriculum is structured Curriculum emphasises around teaching subject teaching processes of content knowledge construction in the subject TEACHER-FOCUSED STUDENTS AS AUDIENCE
  • U OF A F RAMEWORK
  • W HY DO WE CARE ? Dare to Discover  Learning, discovery, and citizenship cornerstone Dare to Deliver “Dare to Deliver 2011-2015 challenges members of the academy to continue to think deeply about how to connect their research with their students’ learning experiences, and to engage students in the excitement of pursuing their own research projects.”
  • W HY DO WE CARE ? Prepare informed citizens Invigorate learning Enhance the student experience Invigorate teaching Enhance research Recruit students
  • H OW TO INTEGRATETEACHING AND RESEARCH
  • G ETTING STARTED Research grants  Mentored research  Course-based research Undergraduate Research Initiative
  • F OUR MAIN FUNCTIONS OF URI To raise students’ awareness of and interest inundergraduate research. To support students in developing the knowledgeand skills needed for participation in undergraduateresearch. To facilitate opportunities for students to engagein undergraduate research. To assist students in disseminating andcelebrating undergraduate research resultsand achievements.
  • R AISING AWARENESS Student profiles Information about research  URI Website: http://www.uri.ualberta.ca  Library  Links
  • S UPPORT K NOWLEDGE AND S KILL DEVELOPMENT Workshops Drop-in sessions Field trips Online resources Professional development in Faculties, Departments
  • FACILITATE O PPORTUNITIES URI database of opportunities  https://eclass.srv.ualberta.ca/course/view.php?id=759 Research funds  To support undergraduate researchers  To support undergraduate research
  • D ISSEMINATE AND C ELEBRATE Support SU Undergraduate Research Symposium  Posters in CCIS  November 18, 10:00-3:00 Undergraduate Research journals and ERA
  • C ONTACTURI location: 2-701 SUBConnie Varnhagen Academic Director, Undergraduate Research Initiative 780-492-0970 varn@ualberta.caAlexis Lockwood Experiential Learning Coordinator, CAPS: Your U of A Career Centre 780-492-6759 alexis.lockwood@ualberta.caSilvia Moreno Programs Assistant, CAPS: Your U of A Career Centre 780-492-3474 uri@ualberta.ca