Entering Research Facilitator Training and Curriculum Development Institute


What: Facilitating Entering Research Training & Curriculum Development Institute via Zoom

*When: May 24-28, 2021

Times: Monday-Friday synchronous online 10:30 am - 1:30 PM CST (30 minute break 12:00 - 12:30 PM CST each day)

*See agenda page for session schedule

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: Registration fee is $1495. In addition, attendees are encouraged to purchase the Entering Research book, which is approximately $35.

Questions: Contact Julia Vander Meer, CIMER Program Manager, at julia.vandermeer@wisc.edu

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Institute Overview

This online workshop includes five synchronous sessions and approximately 1 hour of asynchronous work between sessions. Every workshop participant will develop a custom curriculum, an implementation plan, and a learning assessment plan that align and integrate with their existing or new research course/program goals by the end of the workshop.

During the Institute, participants are introduced to the Entering Research curriculum, build a custom curriculum using a backward design approach, learn how to effectively facilitate Entering Research curricular activities, and learn to use the Entering Research Learning Assessment (ERLA) to assess research trainee learning and development.

The Entering Research curriculum and learning assessment (ERLA) are based on the Entering Research Conceptual Framework, which defines seven areas of trainee development that are grounded in the research literature on factors that impact research trainee success and retention:

    1. Research Comprehension and Communication Skills

    2. Practical Research Skills

    3. Research Ethics

    4. Researcher Identity

    5. Researcher Confidence and Independence

    6. Equity and Inclusion Awareness and Skills

    7. Professional and Career Development Skills

What participants say about the Entering Research Institute:

Having the opportunity to network with individuals from other universities who are working on similar things was invaluable. The facilitation was great and really helped me think through what I want students in my program to take away from the experience.”

Super competent and informed facilitators…. The curriculum is so realistic and easy to use. I appreciate all the thought and hard work that has gone into it."

“The access to the activities is so valuable. I had been inventing my own "wheel" and to have honed and tested activities to use for these topics is a wonderful resource.”

The group assembled---both facilitators and participants---was welcoming and eager to work together. We openly shared ideas and tried to help one another answer questions.”

“At the [Entering Research] workshop, I was able to connect with people in similar roles as mine and develop a community or network for myself. Now I know who to contact when I have questions. Thank you!”

Over 230 facilitators have been trained to develop and implement a custom Entering Research curriculum since 2017.