Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict with our facilitator, CUR will be canceling BPI. We are currently in the midst of discussing a rescheduled date and location in the future. We understand these circumstances have affected your plans and because of this, we are offering two options:

1. You can transfer your paid registration to our future event, no hassle. We understand that a date and location are not available at this moment, but we will be able to hold a credit to attend a future institute. Once the location and date are released, you will also have the option to either cancel for a full refund or continue on with attending. Please email

2. We can offer a full refund for the inconvenience this may have caused. Please email notifying us of this decision by March 31, 2020. 

Thank you for your understanding. 


This institute is designed for faculty and administrators to develop or enhance their knowledge, skills, and competencies in increasing access, fostering diversity, and creating an inclusive environment for all students in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creativity programs (URSCA). Institutions will send faculty and administrator teams to the institute that will craft an action plan to achieve inclusive excellence on their home campus. A goal of the institute is for participants to develop an authentic program that supports broadening participation in URSCA across campus and/or within a given department, program, or focus.

Examples of plans that teams have developed at past institutes include the following:

  • Using work-study funds to support first- and second-year students in undergraduate research;
  • Collaborating with admissions to develop and attend recruiting events in inner cities;
  • Developing STEM curriculum to be culturally sensitive; and
  • Facilitating a series of mentoring workshops for faculty and graduate students about effective mentoring strategies for all

Three key themes will weave throughout the institute—preparation, climate, and mentorship. Each day will include lectures, case studies, and breakout sessions—facilitated by leaders in higher education—that are designed to promote networking and collaboration. The discussions will inform and prompt discussion about current solutions to broadening participation of underrepresented students and to stimulate new creative solutions. Institute participants will gain a wealth of resources and personal connections that will help them increase participation by a wide population of students.

Next Offering:

March 20-22, 2020

Carroll University - Waukesha, WI

View Institute Draft Agenda


Application Information:

Application Deadline:

February 10, 2020


Institute Registration Fees*:

Registration Type

Registration Fee

Enhanced Institutional Member

$675 (per accepted participant)

Institutional Member

$750 (per accepted participant)

Individual Member

$825 (per accepted participant)


$925 (per accepted participant)

*The fee includes most meals.  Ground transportation to the hotel is the responsibility of the registrant; unless otherwise stated.

To guarantee that a place is held, payment for the institute must be received by the CUR National Office at least 30 days prior to the event, unless prior arrangements are made with the CUR National Office. Registrations for participants who have not paid, or made prior arrangements with the CUR National Office, may be cancelled. In the event that a participant’s registration is cancelled due to nonpayment, the application fee will not be refunded.

To check whether your institution, company or organization is a current member, please use the Institutional Member Directory or email the CUR Membership Team


Lodging Options:

Hotel - Details coming soon!

Cancellation Policy:

In general, the cancellation deadline is 30 days prior to the start of the conference, except where explicitly noted. Cancellations requests received in writing to the CUR National Office prior to the cancellation deadline will receive a full refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline. Transfer of registration to another individual before the cancellation deadline is free of charge but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after the cancellation deadline will be charged a $50.00 transfer fee.

Institutions may not substitute one participant for another without prior approval of the CUR National Office.

CUR always suggests that registrants purchase low-cost travel insurance when booking their air reservations. Not only will this insurance cover your airfare in the event of cancellation, but it will also cover the registration cost for the meeting.

Last Offering:

This institute was last held March 22-24, 2019, at Whitworth University, Spokane, WA.


For questions, additional information or are interested in hosting this event in a future year, please contact Tavia Cummings.

Visit CUR’s Upcoming Events page to see a list of all scheduled events.