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New Undergraduate Research Designation in Banner

Beginning in Fall 2016, faculty and departments can have their courses offering undergraduate research, scholarly inquiry, and creative activity (URSICA) designated in Banner. These courses will be designated with a “UR” label.  URSICA is a high impact practice which has strong national data to support its effectiveness in promoting student retention and completion.  The “UR” designation is meaningful to 4-year colleges and universities, so it will offer additional transfer opportunities to MCC students.  Faculty and department chairs interested in having their courses designated can contact the URSICA committee co-chairs: Jim Cronmiller (Biology) <>  and/or Thomas Blake (English and Philosophy) <>.  The URSICA guidelines and application are attached. 

Alison Albright
Academic Foundations

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