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1 Outreach at the J. Willard Marriott Library Peter L. Kraus,Outreach Coordinator LOEX of the West

2 The University of Utah UROP – Undergraduate Research Opportunities The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides undergraduate students and faculty members the opportunity to work together on research or creative projects. Available in all undergraduate academic disciplines. UROP

3 The University of Utah Contrasts in the disciplines Sciences & Engineering: Labs / Groups ; formal mentoring in research, publications expected – publications are part of the academic culture Social Sciences: Individual work, formal mentoring in research, some expectation of publication

4 The University of Utah Contrasts in the disciplines Humanities / Arts: Individual work, formal mentoring in research, no real expectation of publication – students must be very motivated, driven. Relationships with faculty very different.

5 The University of Utah Fall – 2008; A New Course This course will provide undergraduate students a background in scholarly research and publishing at the undergraduate level in the humanities, fine arts, sciences and social sciences. Students in this course will analyze how academic communities construct, communicate and preserve knowledge. Upon completion of this course, students will have the basic tools to pursue publishing a journal article. A unique feature of this course is that students will not only study the craft of creating an article, but will develop sound and efficient research strategies that they can apply in graduate and professional schools.

6 The University of Utah Opportunities Enhances Library’s relationship in all corners of campus Students more aware of “The Academy” Library faculty teaching credit courses – “on the radar screen” Enhanced outreach opportunities with faculty

7 The University of Utah Marketing UROP Orientation Advisors Most Important – word of mouth

8 The University of Utah Academics – “You can’t do it alone” Honors UROP/Bio-UROP College of Science – Access (Women in Science) Pre-med office Student posters at the State Capitol Student Advising Writing Program Scholarly Communication

9 The University of Utah Support of Research Education

10 The University of Utah Posters at the State Capitol

11 The University of Utah “What’s in it for me?” Enhanced Applications for Graduate / Medical/ Law School Enhanced PR for development initiatives Enhanced Job Prospects “Gee, maybe I can do this…”

12 The University of Utah Future Plans Undergraduate Journal (Law of unintended consequences) Research Guide in Undergraduate Publishing Undergraduate Course in Grant Writing

13 The University of Utah What’s Next?


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