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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.

Spartan Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

SURE is a new program from OURI that will prepare exceptional first year students for research in a special section of BAC 101. Students will learn about the research process during their fall semester and conduct a research apprenticeship in the spring.

More Information on SURE

Inquiry-based Courses

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

Curriculum Grants

Mentoring Students

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