Undergraduate research has been recognized as an effective high-impact practice that benefits students, faculty, and institutions. This workshop will bring together teams of three to five faculty members, staff, and administrators who are interested in institutionalizing existing research activities and in developing research-rich curricula to support this goal.  
The traditional apprenticeship model of undergraduate research, where one student or a small number of students work closely with a faculty member, is powerful, but it is often difficult to structure so that all students can participate. At this CUR Institute, teams will explore multiple ways in which the benefits of undergraduate research can be applied to a larger percentage of students through integration of research into the curriculum. Ways to build capacity across campuses also will be discussed, and numerous examples of successful programs will be shared.
The workshop will consist of plenary lectures interspersed with individual team meetings with CUR mentors. The teams will begin the workshop by reflecting on the current status of undergraduate research on their campuses and by doing an inventory as they examine their institutional strengths, as well as the current obstacles preventing achievement of the desired results. After this assessment, the teams will begin formulating mission statements, goals, and action plans for their own institutions. Particular attention will be given to developing research-rich curricula. The event will conclude with the teams presenting their plans to all attendees. Throughout this process, the facilitators will assist the teams in their deliberations. 

Next Offering:

California State University, Chico

October 18-20, 2019

Application Deadline:

September 10, 2019


Institute Registration Fees*:

Registration fees coming soon.

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.  


Hotel - Group Rate Available:
Courtyard Chico
2481 Carmichael Drive Chico, California 95928 (530)-894-6699
The rate is $189 per night.

Last Offering:

The institute was last held October 12-14, 2018, at Capital University in Columbus, OH.


For questions or further information about the institute, please contact Tavia Cummings.