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Teaching Research in Undergraduate Education (TRUE) Workshop Series

Teaching Research in Undergraduate Education (TRUE) Workshop Series

There are many challenges inherent in teaching research methods and skills to undergraduates. Students need support with complex practices throughout the research process, from selecting and narrowing topics to synthesizing outside sources with their own ideas. The TRUE Workshop Series is an opportunity to join a cohort of instructors as we discuss difficult places in the research process and identify concrete teaching techniques to help students develop as researchers. Membership in this cohort is open to all University of Delaware instructors, but graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other early career professionals are encouraged to participate. The TRUE Workshop Series is a collaboration between the Department of English and the UD Library, Museums & Press. 

Schedule and Topics

  • February 21: Introduction
  • February 28: Developing Research Topics
  • March 7: Searching Strategically
  • March 14: Evaluating Sources
  • March 21: Synthesizing Sources

Ways to Participate

Cohort Members:
Attend at least four of the five interactive workshop sessions. Members will receive a certificate of completion from the English Department and will be listed on this page. Membership is open to University of Delaware instructors and graduate students. 

Workshop Facilitators:
In addition to being cohort members, workshop facilitators will select a week to lead the workshop, prepare an activity or lesson plan to address the week’s theme, facilitate the activity, and lead a group discussion.

2018 Cohort Members and Facilitators

Petra Clark
Graduate Student, English

Jeremy Crenshaw
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

Christina Durborow
Instructor, English

Olga Gerasimenko
Graduate Student, Political Science & International Relations

Carolyne King
Graduate Student, English

Dustin Morris
Facilitator: Evaluating Sources
Postdoctoral Researcher, English

Richard Pierre
Facilitator: Synthesizing Sources
Postdoctoral Researcher, English

Andrew Ross
Facilitator: Searching Strategically
Postdoctoral Researcher, English

Richard Sylvestre
Instructor, English

Jackson Truschel
Graduate Student, English

Délice Williams
Facilitator: Developing Research Topics
Assistant Professor, English


Allison Tharp 
Postdoctoral Researcher in Writing Pedagogy
Department of English

Lauren Wallis 
First Year Experience and Student Success Librarian
University of Delaware Library


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