News release from Albany State University
Dr. James L. Hill, professor of English and chair of the Department of English, Modern Languages and Mass Communication at Albany State University, was recently elected to a three-year term as Councilor at Large on the Board of Directors of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Hill's three-year tenure on the board begins at the end of the CUR national convention in June 2010 and ends in June 2013.
CUR is governed by a council of elected members in each of seven disciplinary divisions and one at-large division in which Dr. Hill will serve. Dr. Hill will attend his first CUR board meeting as a councilor June 18-22, 2010, at the 13th Annual National Conference of the Council on Undergraduate Research at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
This year's theme for the CUR conference is "Undergraduate Research as Transformative Practice: Developing Leaders and Solutions for a Better Society."
The Council on Undergraduate Research, founded in 1978, is a national organization of individual and institutional members representing more than 900 colleges and universities. Its affiliated colleges, universities and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students.
CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and involving undergraduate students in research. CUR provides faculty development opportunities, publications and outreach activities designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs.
Albany State University is fortunate now to have two councilors on the Board of Directors of the Council on Undergraduate Research. In addition to newly elected councilor Dr. Hill, the Director of ASU's Center for Undergraduate Research Dr. Marva O. Banks, professor of English, is also a CUR councilor.