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CUR White Paper No. 1 (2019). Undergraduate Research: A Road Map for Meeting Future National Needs and Competing in a World of Change by Joanne D. Altman, Tsu-Ming Chiang, Christian S. Hamann, Huda Makhluf, Virginia Peterson, and Sara E. Orel. The authors present evidence for the role of undergraduate research in college completion and preparation of a highly skilled workforce, particularly in STEM fields.
CUR White Paper No. 2 (2019). Recognizing and Valuing the Mentoring of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity by Faculty Members: Workload, Tenure, Promotion, and Award Systems by Janet A. Morrison, John F. Barthell, Anne Boettcher, David Bowne, Cheryl Nixon, Karen K. Resendes, and Juliane Strauss-Soukup. The authors present the need for recognition of faculty mentorship of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity; recommend best practices for institutions to adopt (such as adding valuation of undergraduate researcher mentoring to strategic plans); offer a selection of case studies that features some of these practices; and summarize upcoming challenges.
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