The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office (URSCO) at the UNC Greensboro is dedicated to promoting and supporting student success through mentored undergraduate research, creative inquiry and other scholarly experiences for the UNCG community. URSCO is also dedicated to helping faculty become increasingly effective with mentoring undergraduate research and integrating research skills into courses and curricula.
The office seeks to highlight the diversity of disciplinary scholarship for and through our students in order to help cultivate inquiry outside the classroom. Toward this end, URSCO hosts a variety of workshops for students and faculty.
Student workshop topics include: what to expect from a research experience, how to create an effective poster, how to identify the right research program and mentor, and students talking with each other about their research.
Faculty workshop topics include: how to mentor undergraduate students in research/creative inquiry and integrating research skills into the curriculum.
URSCO seeks to:
Prior to 2006, the Office of Research and Public/Private Sector Partnership at the UNCG administered the Undergraduate Research Assistantship (now URCA) program, the Scholars Travel program, and an annual undergraduate research poster show.
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) was created in 2006 to fulfill the vision of Associate Provost Rosemary Wander. In spring of 2014, the OUR became the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office (URSCO) in an effort to embrace and promote the diversity of disciplinary scholarship represented by the university. Dr. Mary Crowe was the first director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and served in that capacity from 2005 – 2012. Dr. Jan Rychtář served as the Interim Director of the OUR in 2012-2013. Dr. Lee Phillips has served as the Director of the URSCO since August of 2013.
The URSCO Leadership Committee is established to harness the collective knowledge of campus leaders to provide the most favorable environment for our students to access the opportunities most relevant to their personal and professional goals. This committee is charged with developing and overseeing the activities of the URSCO to promote:
|Bryan School of Business and Economics||Dr. Erick Byrd, Associate Prof, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism|
|College of Arts and Sciences||Dr. Amy Adamson, Associate Dean for Research|
|College of Visual and Performing Arts||Dr. Annie Jeng, Assistant Professor. School of Music|
|School of Education||Dr. Jamie Schissel, Associate Professor, TEHE|
|School of Health and Human Sciences||Dr. Joi Bulls, Associate Dean|
|School of Nursing||Dr, Laurie Kennedy-Malone, Professor, Nursing|
|Lloyd International Honors College||Dr. Angela Bolte, Assistant Dean|
|Student Affairs||George Still, Director of Assessment|
|University Libraries||Kathelene Smith, Interim Head – SCUA|
|Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office||Dr. Lee Phillips, Director|