Committees

Committee Structure

The SURE Network has the following committee structure:

  • SURE Network National Committee
  • SURE Network Conference Programme Committee
  • SURE Network Conference Coordinating Committee
  • SURE Network Local Conference Organising Committees
  • SURE Network Undergraduate Journal Committee
  • SURE Network Curriculum Development Committee

Terms of reference and membership for these committees are listed below.

SURE Network National Committee

Chairperson: Ciarán O’Leary, Dublin Institute of Technology

Membership: At least one representative of each member Institute of Technology

Term of Office: The term of office for the SURE Network National Committee is for three (3) conference cycles.

Purpose of SURE Network: To form a community of institutions and people interested in enhancing practice in undergraduate research in the Sciences.

Objectives of SURE Network:

  • To provide a shared space where resources can be exchanged, disseminated and stored for use by others.
  • To form a community where connections can be formed on a national and/or regional basis tenable the establishment of inter-institutional initiatives e.g. undergraduate conferences.
  • To provide a platform which can collectively apply for sponsorship, funding etc where appropriate.

Current Members:

SURE Network Conference Programme Committee (CPC)

Chairperson: Mary DeasyInstitute of Technology, Tallaght

Membership: At last one (1) representative from all members of the SURE Network, tinclude at least one representative from the CCC and one representative from each Local Conference Organising Committee.

Term of Office: The term of office for the CPC is for three (3) conference cycles.

Reporting: The CPC is a sub-committee of the SURE National Network Committee and will submit reports (written or verbal) teach meeting of the SURE Network Committee.

Terms of Reference

  • To develop a single call for papers tcover all conferences in a given year.
  • To facilitate the submission of abstracts by students in all member Institutions.
  • To recruit reviewers for conference submissions.
  • To review and provide feedback on all conference submissions.
  • To select papers to be presented orally and as posters at all conferences.
  • To identify papers which should be passed to the UJT for consideration as undergraduate journal papers.
  • To collect all presenter information (e.g. brief biographies) and provide these the CCC for the development of the conference booklets.
  • To guide authors in the development of their presentations (oral or poster)

SURE Network Conference Coordinating Committee (CCC)

Chairperson: Julie DunneDublin Institute of Technology

Membership: At least two (2) representatives from each LOC.

Term of Office: The term of office for the CCC is for one (1) conference cycle.

Reporting: The CCC is a sub-committee of the SURE Network Committee and will submit reports (written or verbal) teach meeting of the SURE Network Committee.

Terms of Reference:

  • To coordinate across the organising committees for all conferences in a given year.
  • To develop the conference flyer.
  • To develop the conference website.
  • To develop the conference booklet.
  • To source national funding, including potential title sponsorship.
  • To coordinate the development of the conference schedule (speakers, workshops) across all venues.

Current Members:

SURE Network Local Organising Committee (LOC)

There will be one LOC for each conference. If three conferences are taking place in a given year (as is the case for 2018), then there will be three LOCs.

Chairperson: To be selected by the host institution.

Membership: To be selected by the host institution from their own staff.

Term of Office: The term of office for the LOC is for one (1) conference cycle.

Reporting: The LOC is a sub-committee of the SURE National Network Committee and will submit reports (written or verbal) to each meeting of the SURE Network Committee.

Terms of Reference:

  • To organise the local conference venue.
  • To source funding through the local Institution or otherwise timplement the conference.
  • To organise the local conference schedule, speakers and workshops.
  • To organise printing of posters.

SURE Network Undergraduate Journal Committee (UJC)

Chairperson: Barry RyanDublin Institute of Technology

Membership: Five (5) or more members to be selected from SURE Network members.

Term of Office: The term of office for the UJC is for three (3) conference cycles.

Reporting: The UJC is a sub-committee of the SURE Network Committee and will submit reports (written or verbal) teach meeting of the SURE Network Committee.

Terms of Reference:

  • To select papers for the undergraduate journal from the papers presented at the conferences.
  • To provide guidance and feedback to authors of papers.
  • To arrange a suitable platform for the publication of the undergraduate journal.
  • To publicise the journal.

Current Members:

SURE Network Curriculum Development Committee (CPC)

Co-Chairpersons: Dina Brazil, Institute of Technology, Carlow; Anne Marie O’Brien, Athlone Institute of Technology

Membership: Five (5) or more members to be selected from SURE Network members.

Term of Office: Three years

Reporting: The CPC is a sub-committee of the SURE Network Committee and will submit reports (written or verbal) teach meeting of the SURE Network Committee.

Terms of Reference:

  • To develop models for the integration of the undergraduate conference and the undergraduate journal in the undergraduate curriculum.
  • To survey SURE Network members regarding undergraduate research models (e.g. implementation of final year projects, incorporation of research at earlier stages of programme).
  • To investigate undergraduate research models being implemented nationally and internationally.
  • To research and develop models, guidelines and recommendations for undergraduate programme teams where seeking to further integrate research in their curriculum.

Current Members: