Volunteers

CUR is able to fulfill its mission because of our volunteers! Are you passionate about undergraduate research? Would you like to get more involved? If so, here are some volunteer opportunities we have available (please note that some positions are time-sensitive):

Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

  • Want to Review Manuscripts for SPUR? The success of CUR’s academic journal Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) lies in the many dedicated individuals who serve in various roles for the journal. Especially crucial are those who review manuscripts for the journal. If you are interested in serving as a SPUR reviewer, please email SPUR@cur.org and indicate areas of expertise (e.g., assessment). Of special interest are those with experience in qualitative/quantitative methods. 
     
  • Interested in Reviewing Books for SPUR? Please contact spur@technicaeditorial.com and indicate areas of interest for book reviewing.

CUR Conversations

  • CUR Conversations are informal, intimate discussions based on hot topics that our members have requested. We are always looking for volunteer facilitators to contribute their time for a one-hour chat on a topic that they feel is close to their wheel-house. If interested in facilitating a conversation, please email Elizabeth Moris with topic(s) you would feel comfortable presenting.

Undergraduate Research Highlights

  • Spotlight a Student or your Institution Send in your research stories that highlight student projects and presentations, curricula changes that integrate undergraduate research, innovations in institutional culture that support undergraduate research, and other related pieces regarding undergraduate research.  Let us celebrate you.  Email Elizabeth Moris with your stories. 

Social Media

  • Share, Like, Comment, Follow CUR can be found on many social media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter/X. Although a small task of sharing, commenting on a post, or following one or all accounts doesn’t seem like a huge lift, the added presence of our social media profiles allows CUR to grow the awareness of our mission and vision beyond our existing undergraduate research community. 

Elected Leadership

  • CUR is looking for volunteers who are committed to advancing theĀ strategic plan and goalsĀ set forth and representative of all institution types. CUR Members and non-members were encouraged to apply for open positions during the nomination period in October through January. More information is available on the Nominations and Elections page.

Have questions or need more information about volunteer opportunities? Contact CUR@CUR.org.