The Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) promotes student research on universities and colleges as complex institutions. Based at the University of Illinois, EUI supports faculty from various disciplinary and methodological backgrounds to integrate original student research on universities and colleges into their courses through faculty development workshops, customized web environments, Institutional Review Board permissions, and bi-annual student conferences. In EUI-affiliated courses, students use a variety of ethnographic, archival, and related methods to examine the university in the broader context of our social and political times. At the end of each semester, students have the opportunity to contribute their work to the EUI collection in the U of I’s digital repository, Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS). We encourage you to tour our site, read about EUI’s history, peruse our affiliated courses, browse our students' research, and learn more about our special projects.
Funded by a grant from the Provost's Gender Equity Council and sponsored by EUI, students in Professor Synthia Sydnor's course "Sport and Modern Society" documented the lives of nine female physical education faculty at UIUC -- women central to the emergence of the discipline of kinesiology in the U.S. Click on the picture to find out more about their project, and take a tour of the virtual exhibit!
Our Fall 2013 Student Conference program is now available. Come join us and see EUI-affiliated students present their research in both panel and poster presentations.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013
Peer Review: The Undergraduate Research Journal of the Ethnography of the University Initiative currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013
The Ethnography of the University Initiative is proud to announce the launch of its undergraduate research journal "PEER REVIEW: The Undergraduate Research Journal of the Ethnography of the University Initiative."
Fri, 04 Oct 2013
Dr. Sharon Irish has been named a 2014 Colston Fellow at the University of Bristol.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013
This past July and August, EUI was invited to take part in the Summer Academic Achievement Program (SAAP) pilot, a five-week residential program at UIUC designed to acquaint select incoming freshmen with the tools and resources available to them to manage the challenges of college life.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013