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Are you a faculty member interested in creating your own personal faculty website to highlight your scholarly and creative activity?

Mary Litch, Director of Academic Technology will be hosting a series of workshops to help faculty create personal websites describing their research and creative activity. These sites will use the Edublogs platform which use the Wordpress content management system. It allows users to create professional-looking websites without knowing HTML and will use a Chapman URL (eg, sites.chapman.edu/smith).

Title: Creating a Faculty Personal Website on sites.chapman.edu. (Open to full-time faculty at Chapman.)
Dates: Monday, August 19, 4-5:30 and Monday, August 26, 10:30-noon.
Location: LL 305, which offers Windows desktop computers. Participants may bring a laptop, if they prefer.

Previous Training Events
OUR hosted a series of four workshops for faculty members to develop and improve their websites. If you missed it, or would like more information, PDFs are available below for your convenience!

For PC: Wordpress
For MAC: iWeb or iWeb Manual


Advice on Mentoring Students

  • Creating Time for Research, from the CUR Quarterly
  • The Mentoring Role in Undergraduate Research, from the CUR Quarterly

Evaluation of NSF Support for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, from SRI International
This report details, “the demographic and academic characteristics of undergraduates who participate in UROs nationwide, why individuals (faculty as well as students) choose to participate, the characteristics and components of UROs, the effects of UROs on students’ academic and career decisions, and whether different kinds of research experiences are more effective with some types of students than with others (e.g., minorities vs. non-minorities, men vs. women).

The Faculty-Student Research Banking (FSRB) System: A Course Load Model to Incentivize Faculty Participation in Undergraduate and Graduate Research

Participation in student research and creative activity (SR) is shown to have demonstrable positive effects on student retention, success, and confidence (Lopatto, 2004). Chapman University’s demographics and mission are well-suited to enhancing the quantity, quality, and range of SR across the campus, supporting personalized education and pedagogical innovation and bridging the University’s liberal arts and research agendas.

A new credit banking model entitled the Faculty-Student Research Banking (FSRD) system has been developed by the Office of Undergraduate Research with feedback and support from the Faculty Senate, Senate Executive Board, and Offices of the Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer.  This system, effective Fall 2013 (pending completion of some logistical details), is designed to attribute teaching credit to the faculty practice of mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in independent scholarly research and/or creative activity.  For more information see FSRB System Details and Requirements or FSRB FAQ.

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