The goal of the interdisciplinary study is the formation of teams of faculty representing different schools from TCC who develop different aspects of research investigations with sustainability, energy, accessibility, health, happiness, and social policy as the central theme. Social facets of the chosen theme should be emphasized by at least one school. Formation of teams will be ongoing. Each participating faculty member will agree to assist one classroom section in an investigation. Faculty team members will meet several times during each semester with the goal of one student research abstract submission. TCC will work to fund the travel if abstracts are chosen. The Engaged Learning office will assist with communications and travel arrangements.
Spring 2018 GKFF SEArCHH & ASPIRE Meetings:
- Friday, January 26; 10:00 am, Conference Center Floor 8 Large Classroom: Faculty and Student Meeting
- Friday, March 16, 10 am, Conference Center Floor 8 Large Classroom: Faculty Teams
- Friday, April 5, NCUR Conference in Edmond: Faculty and Student Teams; Meeting Room and Time TBD
- Friday, May 5, 10 am, Conference Center Floor : Faculty Teams
Update: 11 abstracts have been accepted to present at NCUR
Please travel to the site http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/ncur_2018/ to access details about the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
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I genuinely appreciate your willingness to travel this new interdisciplinary path with me. The SEARCHH & ASPIRE group is a professional learning group and we will document your time and energy for a document in your portfolio. Forging new collaborations is worth our energy! Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Associate Professor / GKFF Endowed Chair Research
*Business and Information Technology; Child Development and Education; Engineering and Applied Technology; Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Communication; Science and Mathematics; Visual and Performing Arts
More from Diana Spencer, GKFF Endowed Chair of Research
For written work by Dr. Diana Spencer please see the links below:
Spencer, Diana. “Tulsa Community College.” Investing in Impact: The Power of Undergraduate Research: Council on Undergraduate Research, 2015. Pages 26-27. Print and http://www.cur.org/publications/publication_listings/investing_in_impact_power_of_UR/
Spencer, Diana S. “Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative National Poster Session.” Celebrate Learning Newsletter 6 (Winter 2014):10-12.
Collaboration through Professional Development with the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI)
CUR Biology Division Newsletter (Volume 7, Number 2: Spring/Summer 2017)
Henter HJ, Imondi R, James K, Spencer DS, Steinke D. DNA Barcoding in Diverse Educational Settings: Five Case Studies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences. 2016 371 20150340; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0340. Published 1 August 2016.
Abstract at http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/27481792
Undergraduate Research Faculty Learning Community Information
Previous GKFF SEArCHH & ASPIRE Meetings (Fall 2017):
- Thursday, September 7; 3:00 pm, SE Campus Boardroom #SEC 1300: Faculty Teams
- Friday, October 6, 10 am, Conference Center Floor 8 Large Classroom: Faculty Teams
- Friday, November 10, 10 am, Conference Center Floor 8 Large Classroom: Faculty Teams
- Friday, December 1, 10 am, Conference Center Floor : Faculty and Student Teams
SEArCHH & ASPIRE Notes (Fall 2017-Current)
FREE to ASPIRE Notes (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)
OK INBRE Grant Reports
CCURI Grant Reports
Additional Undergraduate Research Information links
TCC Bioscience Web Site: www.tccbioscience.org
Research and Scholarly Activities Committee Homepage: http://guides.library.tulsacc.edu/researchandscholarlyactivities