Center for Research & Scholarship

Championing research and scholarship for Liberty University faculty and students

The Center for Research & Scholarship (CRS) coordinates and supports new and ongoing research initiatives for both faculty and students at Liberty University. CRS oversees the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), entitled "Illuminate: Cultivating a Community of Research and Scholarship," which focuses on improving research and scholarship among undergraduate residential students.

Showcase of Research & Scholarship

We are pleased to showcase innovative and exciting faculty and student research and scholarship projects that are preparing students for future academic and marketplace success.

Faculty Showcase

Monique Maloney

School: School of Visual and Performing Arts
Department: Studio & Digital Arts


Student Showcase

Josiah Pierce

School: School of Visual and Performing Arts
Major: Graphic Design


Curricular Actions

Students in the undergraduate residential academic experience will build knowledge, values, and skills in research and scholarship through a scaffolding curriculum, which includes the following courses:

  • Through the Inquiry 101 course, freshmen and transfer students will gain an understanding of the value of research and the role of research and scholarship in the life of a university student.
  • Through the Research 201 course, sophomores and transfer students will develop the knowledge and skills required to engage in research and scholarship across the humanities, sciences, and creative arts.
  • Finally, this research training experience will culminate in opportunities to take program specific, Research-Intensive courses, in which upper-level classmen will design a research proposal or project that is discipline-specific.

Co-Curricular Actions

Undergraduate residential students have opportunities to develop as professionals who are ready to meet the challenges of the Twenty-First Century. All students will have the opportunity to disseminate their work at Liberty University’s annual Research Week. Students also have the opportunity to apply for travel awards to fund the dissemination of their research at external conferences or meetings.

Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (BigSURS 2018)

CRS is pleased to announce that we will host the 8th Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will take place Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, 2018.

The colleges in the Big South Athletic Conference host regional undergraduate research symposia in any year in which attending the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) would require extensive travel.

Like the NCUR and Research Week, BigSURS 2018 provides undergraduate scholars in all fields a forum to share the results of their work through posters, presentations, performances, and works of art. For more information, visit the BigSURS 2018 website.



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