Faculty Resources

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General Resources

Humanities Resource Center Online
"Organized in collaboration with a consortium of national humanities organizations, the Humanities Indicators are the first effort to provide scholars, policymakers and the public with a comprehensive picture of the state of the humanities, from primary to higher education to public humanities activities. The collection of empirical data is modeled after the National Science Board’s Science and Engineering Indicators and creates reliable benchmarks to guide future analysis of the state of the humanities. Without data, it is impossible to assess the effectiveness, impact, and needs of the humanities."

"Transformative Undergraduate Research: Students as the Authors of and Authorities on Their Own Education" (CUR)

"The Importance of Undergraduate Research" Science/AAAS

Council on Undergraduate Research
The CUR site provides some open-access online content, in addition to information about conferences.  Much of the journal content is available to members only.  Concordia is a member of CUR; for access to the college's password, please contact Dr. Susan Larson.

Registry of Undergraduate Researchers
(Sponsored by CUR)
"Any undergraduate may go to www.cur.org/ugreg/ to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form.  There is no charge to the student and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools that contract with CUR for this service.  Organizations or companies seeking the students’ information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access.  Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities."

AAC&U Podcasts
"AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career."  Podcasts from 2006-the present are available. The current set includes podcasts from: Creativity, Inquiry, and Discovery: Undergraduate Research In and Across the Disciplines 2010 Conference

Developing Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Authors Healey and Jenkins explore the logistics and structures of UR and provide case studies involving different discipline departments.

Center for Critical Thinking 
 "The Center conducts advanced research and disseminates information on critical thinking. Each year it sponsors an annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform. It has worked with the College Board, the National Education Association, the U.S. Department of Education, as well as  numerous colleges, universities, and school districts to facilitate the implementation of critical thinking instruction focused on intellectual standards.  The Center was founded in 1980 by Dr. Richard Paul at Sonoma State University in Northern California."

Academic Commons
"With Academic Commons, we seek to form a community of faculty, academic technologists, librarians, administrators, and other academic professionals who will help create a comprehensive web resource focused on liberal arts education. Academic Commons aims to share knowledge, develop collaborations, and evaluate and disseminate digital tools and innovative practices for teaching and learning with technology. If successful, this site will advance opportunities for collaborative design, open development, and rigorous peer critique of such resources."

"EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology."

PEW Internet and American Life Project
"The Pew Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world."

Undergraduate Journals & Publications (CUR compilation)
Some of these only allow submissions by students attending the specific institution which publishes the journal.

Undergraduate Journals and Conferences

Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
Faculty Research Projects; Research Instrumentation Grants; and Research Opportunity Awards

National Conferences on Undergraduate Research
The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Grants for Science Education