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 everyone who teaches at UD, as well as graduate students who are not yet in a teaching role. 

Schedule and Topics

The TRUE cohort will meet for five weeks to discuss the following topics. 

  • February 25: Introduction
  • March 4: Developing Research Topics
  • March 11: Searching Strategically
  • March 18: Evaluating Sources
  • March 25: Synthesizing Sources

Participation and Registration

Cohort Members:
Attend at least four of the five interactive workshop sessions. Members will receive a certificate of completion from the English Department. Membership is open to University of Delaware instructors and graduate students. Registration closes February 18, 2019. Register here

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. Indicate your interest in facilitating a session on the registration form. 


The TRUE Workshop Series is a collaboration between the English Department and the UD Library, Museums & Press. For more information, contact:

Alli Tharp 
Postdoctoral Researcher in Writing Pedagogy
English Department

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

 2018 TRUE Cohort

  • Petra Clark, English
  • Jeremy Crenshaw, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
  • Christina Durborow, English
  • Olga Gerasimenko, Political Science and International Relations
  • Carolyne King, English
  • Dustin Morris, English
  • Richard Pierre, English
  • Richard Sylvestre, English
  • Jackson Truschel, English
  • Delice Williams, English