Creativity, Inquiry, and Discovery:
Undergraduate Research In and Across the Disciplines
Durham, North Carolina
November 11-13, 2010
Academic Partners are colleges, universities, associations, or non-profit organizations with missions and programs related to the conference theme. They contribute to the success of the conference in a variety of ways -- developing the program, reviewing proposals, sharing information about the conference with their constituencies, sponsoring a session during the conference, and sharing materials about their organization at the conference.
Association for Integrative Studies
The Association for Integrative Studies is an interdisciplinary professional organization founded in 1979 to promote the interchange of ideas among scholars and administrators in all of the arts and sciences on intellectual and organizational issues related to furthering integrative studies. Incorporated as a non-profit educational association in the State of Ohio, it has an international membership.
Council On Undergraduate Research
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. CUR’s leadership works with agencies and foundations to enhance research opportunities for faculty and students; provides support for faculty development; develops publications and outreach activities designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs; and provides information on the importance of undergraduate research to state legislatures, private foundations, government agencies, and the U.S. Congress.
PKAL: Project Kaleidoscope
Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) is one of the leading advocates in the United States for what works in building and sustaining strong undergraduate programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). PKAL is an informal alliance taking responsibility for shaping undergraduate STEM learning environments that attract undergraduate students to STEM fields, inspiring them to persist and succeed by giving them personal experience with the joy of discovery and an awareness of the influence of science and technology in their world. From the work of the extensive PKAL community, resources are available that can be adapted by leaders on campuses across the country working to ensure robust STEM learning of all their students.