We are seeking presenters across various disciplines to lead engaging and stimulating sessions about how they are using Chicago-based research pedagogy to enhance undergraduate student learning. We are also interested in sessions that share research, institutional best practices, successful programs, assignments, coursework, and creative approaches to this method of instruction. Lastly, we encourage representatives from Chicago area museums, cultural institutions, and community organizations to submit proposals that highlight their services and collections.


areas of interest include:

  • Engaging Undergraduate learners

  • Pedagogy and Curricula

  • Facilitating Student Researchers

  • Program Administration and Evaluation

  • Community Partnerships

  • Exploring Chicago Collections


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Sessions and panels will be 20 or 40 minutes and should include audience interaction or discussion. The Chicago Research Summit will also include lightning talks, which are a great way to share ideas, collections, assignments, and best practices that don’t warrant a full session.

Submissions for full sessions and lightning talks should include a 150-250 word description of your presentation. Please include outcomes for your audience.

The deadline for submitting proposals is July 8, 2019. Presenters will be notified in early August 2019 of their proposal status.