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CUR Releases Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research


Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR) is based on the collective experience, over many years, of CUR members who have engaged undergraduate students in research, developed undergraduate research programs, mentored new faculty to include undergraduate research in their teaching repertoire, and coached universities in the development of undergraduate research programs. Roger Rowlett, Linda Blockus, and Susan Larson have drawn on this extensive knowledge base to design an instrument to assist institutions to self- assess the maturity of their undergraduate research programs. The instrument aspires to present the best practices in undergraduate research. It can be used as a guide for institutions that are striving to enhance the learning experiences of students through research. It can also be used as a beacon for institutions that are in the beginning stages of developing an undergraduate research program.

The presentation of the Characteristics will be lead by:

Roger S. Rowlett,

Gordon & Dorothy Kline Professor of Chemistry, Colgate University

Linda Blockus,

Director of Undergraduate Research, University of Missouri

Susan Larson,

Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Undergraduate Research, Concordia College


Tuesday, April 17th 2-3pm ET

To register, click here.

To view a PDF of the publication, click here.


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