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: Updated COEUR 12 characteristics launch in June 2024!
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