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Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Information for Faculty

There are several ways UT faculty can participate in developing student scholars through research and inquiry. These include:

  • Exposing students to research in inquiry-based sections of the First-Year experience;
  • Incorporating research and inquiry into the curriculum; and
  • Mentoring students in research projects during the academic year and/or during the summer.

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry supports faculty in each of these areas.

Faculty can also request in-class presentations by the OURI director or student research ambassadors by completing a Presentation Request Form. These presentations may include topics such as getting involved in research, student-mentor relationships, responsible conduct of research and research ethics, summer off-campus research experiences or preparing a poster presentation.

First-year Experience

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Faculty can apply to teach special sections of the First-Year Experience (BAC 101/102, or HON 101/102). These courses allow students to be exposed to scholarship in the discipline.

How to Apply

Inquiry-based Courses

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OURI offers curriculum grants to encourage faculty to incorporate authentic research and inquiry experiences into their courses.

Curriculum Grants

Mentoring Students

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Serving as a research mentor is one of the most rewarding professional experiences available to faculty. OURI provides support for faculty who engage in this high-impact educational practice.

Support for Mentoring