October 2 – 5, 2013
Raleigh Convention Center
North Carolina
Critical Transitions in Teaching and Learning

Venue Information

ISSOTL 2013 was held at the Raleigh Convention Center. The main ISSOTL hotel was the new Raleigh Marriott City Center, which is connected to the Convention Center. Additional rooms were available at the renovated Sheraton Raleigh Hotel located adjacent to the Convention Center. The deadline for securing rooms at the discounted conference rate was 11:50 PM Eastern on Monday, September 2, 2013.

Just 20 minutes away from downtown Raleigh, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) features numerous carriers offering direct service to 37 destinations. An East Coast hub, RDU offers nearly 450 daily arrivals and departures on nine major and 16 regional carriers. International flights include London and Toronto.

For more information on Raleigh visit:

The Raleigh Visitor Center
The Greater Raleigh Visitor and Convention Bureau

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Registration

Developing a Comprehensive Undergraduate Research Program

Wednesday, October 2, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A robust undergraduate research program enriches student learning, enhances faculty productivity, and provides a host of other benefits to a campus (Clark et al., 2000; Noe et al., 2002; Lopatto, 2006; Johnson, 2007). Developing a comprehensive program, or strengthening an existing program, is challenging work. A successful undergraduate research program requires support and participation from students, faculty, and administrators – and also requires sustainable structures, resources, and policies. Even effective programs often confront vexing issues linked to faculty workload, clearly defined roles within the undergraduate research enterprise, institutional valuing of undergraduate research, and student needs as apprentice scholars (Dickinson & Johnson, 2000; Fallow & Johnson, 2000; Johnson, 2002). This symposium will focus on evidence-based practices that support the development and growth of a comprehensive undergraduate research program. Participants will work with leaders in the field to craft practical strategies related to:

  1. Institutionalization of undergraduate research;
  2. Mentor support and development programs; and
  3. Enhanced student outcomes.

If you are interested in presenting at the CUR pre-conference symposium, please visit http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/special_offerings/preissotl/2013/.

For more information about the ISSOTL CUR Symposium, contact Paul Miller ([email protected]).

CUR Registration includes (for Wednesday):  Participation in all CUR sessions, session materials, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.

CUR Symposium only registration fee:

  • Faculty/Staff/Professional  $140
  • Student/Post-doc   $120

Joint Registration for ISSOTL Conference and CUR Symposium:

  Discounted* (Early-bird) Regular
ISSOTL Professional Member – Individual $535 $585
ISSOTL Graduate Student/Post-doc Member $390 $440
ISSOTL Undergraduate Student Member $290 $340
Non-Member Professional $660 $710

* Discounted (or “early-bird”) registration rates are available until September 16, 2013