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Libraries' Workshop Menu

The University Libraries have compiled a searchable list of potential workshops on various topics they can teach for your class or department. The list includes the estimated time needed for the lesson and who would be teaching it. The VT community can request one of these workshops by filling out the linked form to start the scheduling process. Please note that not all instructors are available for all times and dates, and instructor capacity can fill up, with requests being treated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Other Faculty Resources

Resources from Outside of the University

A Summer Undergraduate Research Experience for Pre-service Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry Teachers

Chem4REAL Podcast
If you’re interested in engaging undergraduate students in research in the classroom, lab or community, then the Chem4REAL: Research Engages All Learners podcast is for you. Together, we will discuss issues around research equity, sustainability, logistics, advocacy, proposal or publication writing, and much more. This podcast is hosted by faculty representatives of the chemistry division in the Council on Undergraduate Research whose mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate faculty-student collaborative research and scholarship. Chem4REAL launched on August 15 and is already available through Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts among others or you can find it on the original hosting site.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.

"Professional Developement Outcomes of Mentoring for Faculty" video attribution to Elon University.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE)
Provides institutional and fellowship grant funding to strengthen the capability and performance of American education in foreign languages and in area and international studies.

The National Center for Education Research(NCER) and the National Center for Special Education (NCSER) at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The National Geographic Society
Grants awarded for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest.

The National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program
Funds projects that require venture capital, supporting exceptional projects while foregoing a time-consuming peer-review process. NGS/Waitt grants are able to fund "proof of concept" research for applicants at an earlier stage in their careers than other NGS grant programs.

Resources for Undergraduate Research for social sciences and communication disciplines

Undergraduate Research and the Digital Humanities

Did you know?

We acquired "mentor" from the literature of ancient Greece.

In Homer's epic The Odyssey, Odysseus was away from home fighting and journeying for 20 years. During that time, Telemachus, the son he left as a babe in arms, grew up under the supervision of Mentor, an old and trusted friend. When the goddess Athena decided it was time to complete the education of young Telemachus, she visited him disguised as Mentor and they set out together to learn about his father.

Today, we use the word mentor for anyone who is a positive, guiding influence in another (usually younger) person's life.
- Merriam Webster