Learning Through Research

UROP

Undergraduate Research Offices & Programs: Models and Practices

 
 
Authored by Joyce Kinkead and Linda Blockus
 
 
 
cover-finalIn 2000, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) published How to Develop and Administer Institutional Undergraduate Research Programs, by Toufic Hakim. Although only 75 pages, Hakim’s book had a powerful influence on developing undergraduate research programs. This book has much the same aim—to provide models of undergraduate research programs that can instruct and inspire. It is the next-generation reference book and manual for those who are seeking to start or enhance existing undergraduate research programs, drawing on the wisdom and experience of more than 25 contributors. Showcasing offices and programs of undergraduate research at a variety of institutional types at various points of maturity, each of the model chapters is devoted to an institutional type and follows a template, thus making it easy for the reader to browse chapters and trace a particular theme: mission, resources, events, publications, and even challenges. The volume also offers pragmatic advice on assessment, special programs, and summer experiences. Sharing ideas and resources is a hallmark of the Council on Undergraduate Research, and it is in this spirit that Undergraduate Research Offices and Programs: Models and Practices was developed.