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

During Spring 2018, The TRUE Cohort met for five weeks to discuss the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Developing Research Topics
  • Searching Strategically
  • Evaluating Sources
  • Synthesizing Sources

Ways to Participate

Spring 2019: Plan to participate in TRUE during Spring 2019! Information on dates and registration will be available late in the Fall 2018 semester.

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. 

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.


The TRUE Workshop Series is a collaboration between the English Department and the UD Library, Museums & Press. 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