Creating a UR Program

Insight Overview

Creating an undergraduate research program on an institutional campus is a multifaceted endeavor that requires careful planning and execution. Whether your institution is in the process of initiating a program from scratch, undergoing a restructuring phase, or even considering how to start one, CUR has compiled resources to help create a thriving undergraduate research ecosystem that benefits both students and the broader academic community.

Upcoming Events
Featured Event:
ConnectUR – Online
June 20-21, 2024
The ConnectUR conference will provide a forum where attendees can draw on knowledge exchange, scholarship of teaching and learning, group discussion, and community building to expand their approaches to undergraduate research.
Oct 04
What’s On Track and What’s Breaking Down? Doing an Implementation Assessment to Get Your Program Chugging Towards Its Goals
October 04, 2023
Often, we have big goals for our programs but they may feel abstract or out of reach. Perhaps we have a sense that our programs are working great for some folks but we aren’t reaching others and we don’t know why. This online intensive will provide an implementation assessment model that is practical, user-friendly, and will help you be more intentional about where to put your time and resources.
Oct 13
STR Program: Kick-Off Orientation – Getting Inspired, Setting Goals
October 13, 2023
This event is part of CUR’s 6-month advocacy program called STR. Those accepted into the program will be sent links to access these individual trainings to their personal emails. Please reach out to if you have not received the training link.
Oct 18
Practical Tools for Sustaining Transformative Racial Equity in Undergraduate Research Programs
October 18, 2023
Participants will learn to center equitable pedagogical practices in undergraduate research mentoring and lead campus efforts toward anti-oppression, antiracism, and social justice in undergraduate research administration.