Request for Community College URE Practitioner Applications
The Request for Community College URE Practitioner Applications is now closed—and AACC can accept no further submissions. Thank you to all who applied. AACC will notify those that were accepted to attend the event through this application process by Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), is hosting a Community College Undergraduate Research Experience Summit on November 20-22, 2019, in Washington, D.C., held in collaboration with the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) and the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).
The Summit is focused on the role of community colleges in building, implementing, and sustaining undergraduate research experiences (UREs) in STEM education and workforce preparation. The event is designed to highlight community college leadership in STEM by raising awareness of the innovative use of UREs as an effective and proven strategy for career skills development, student retention, and academic success.
AACC seeks to assemble community college thought leaders who represent diverse examples of undergraduate research experiences (UREs) from across STEM disciplines to share proven practices and lessons learned; and to enable participants to think broadly about research as a technique that can be applied to a variety of models and settings to advance skills development and prepare students for the workforce.
The Summit is intended to assist community colleges, NSF, federal agencies, and other stakeholders in accelerating the value and impact of community colleges in STEM workforce development—through examining and promoting innovation and UREs—and contributing to a community of practice to advance student success, persistence, and STEM completion.
The event will result in a proceedings report with the objective of broadening community college participation in UREs. Summit participants are expected to incorporate resources and promising strategies into their home institutions following the event, and to help disseminate the event proceedings report.
AACC will offer full-travel support including airfare, lodging, meal per diems, and registration fees for community college practitioners selected to attend the event.
ELIBIGILITY AND HOW TO APPLY: Please download the following Request for Applications for further information.
A copy of the Summit application is included in the Request for Applications and is also available for download in MS Word below. For ease in completion, we strongly suggest that you fill out the application in MS word and then cut and paste the information into the online submission form.
Community College URE Practitioner Application (MS Word file will download directly)
NOTIFICATION OF SELECTION: AACC will announce the individuals selected to participate in the Summit by the week of September 30. The notification will include event information including travel and hotel, registration, and a pre-event survey.