Athens, Ga. – Pamela B. Kleiber, associate director of the University of Georgia’s Honors Program, has recently been elected to serve a one-year term as a Councilor in the At-Large Division for the Council on Undergraduate Research, a national non-profit organization that emphasizes the importance of student-faculty engagement and collaboration in scholarship and research.
Kleiber will formally assume office at the council’s annual business meeting, which will be held June 18-20 at Montana State University.
Through workshops, publications and networking opportunities, the council supports and promotes student-faculty research mentoring relationships that are the foundation of successful undergraduate research programs in higher education. Established in 1978, the organization’s individual and institution membership base represents more than 900 colleges and universities.
In her role with the Honors Program’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Kleiber says she focuses on creating a culture of inquiry and a community of scholars at the undergraduate level. The CURO programs include opportunities that give UGA students a chance to learn outside of the classroom about topics ranging from the bench sciences to advanced studies in the arts through faculty-guided research experiences. CURO also sponsors an undergraduate research symposium every spring for UGA students to share their projects in a public forum.
Kleiber, who has been at UGA since 1994, also is a fellow in UGA’s Institute of Higher Education and a member of UGA’s Teaching Academy. She was recognized last year with the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award. Before joining the Honors Program in 2000, she served as coordinator for curriculum development and department head for the University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning.
Among her numerous articles and consultations, Kleiber has focused on curriculum development in undergraduate and graduate studies and continuing education and the use of technology as a valuable learning resource.