Call for abstracts including ‘Integration of research into the curriculum’: Council on Undergraduate Research conference in Florida, 26- 28 June 2016

The Call for Submissions is open now and can be found at
The deadline to submit for oral sessions is Nov. 13, 2015.

Of five themes, one is of particular interest to me: ‘integration of research into the curriculum’.

This theme was not evident in 2008 and 2010 conference, as CUR has traditionally had a focus on mentored summer scholarships as the main mechanism for undergraduate research in the past. ‘In the curriculum’ started emerging in 2012.


There has therefore been emerging interest in North America generally and in CUR members particularly on the use of the Research Skill Development framework (RSD: to scaffold the development of undergraduate student discipline-specific research skills.

If you have been using the RSD to guide your students’ learning and/ or assessment, and been evaluating this use, you may consider submitting an abstract for the conference.

Maybe I’ll see you in Florida in 2016! I’ve never been to Florida, but interested to see what natural wonders await- see my find when visiting outback New Jersey for the 2012 CUR conference:



Author: johnwillison

Senior Leturer, Discipline of Higher Education, School of Education, University of Adelaide.

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