Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR)

Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR) is based on the considerable experience 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 advised higher education institutions in the development of undergraduate research programs. Contributing authors Roger Rowlett, Linda Blockus, and Susan Larson have drawn on this extensive knowledge base to design an instrument that can assist institutions with the assessment of their undergraduate research programs. The instrument presents the best practices in undergraduate research and can serve as a guide for institutions striving to establish or enhance the learning experiences of students through research.

Coming soon: COEUR 2.0 will launch at ConnectUR 2024 and then be made public in July!

Additional COEUR Resources

Executive Summary

COEUR: Rate Your Academic Unit

COEUR: Strengths and Weaknesses