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.

Schedule and Topics

The TRUE Cohort will meet at Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall) from 2-3:30 on the following dates:

  • 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.

Register or Submit a Proposal


The TRUE Workshop Series is a collaboration between the English Department and the UD Library. Coordinators for the series are:

Allison Tharp 
Postdoctoral Researcher in Writing Pedagogy
English Department

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