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 to think about applying the benefits of undergraduate research to a larger percentage of students by integrating 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 in their deliberations. 

Next Offering:

October 12-14, 2018

Capital University - Columbus, OH

2018 Draft Institute Schedule


Institute Fees:

Application Fees:
$50.00, due with application submission
Should you be accepted to attend the institute, your application fee will be applied to your tuition fees. In the event that CUR does not accept your application, the $50.00 application fee will be refunded. Should you withdraw your application or elect not to participate in the Institute, the $50.00 application fee will be forfeited.
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)
Non-member $925 (per accepted participant)
*The institute rates include all sessions, materials, and most meals (Friday evening through Sunday morning). Transportation to the hotel from an airport or train station is the responsibility of the registrant.
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.  


Application Information:

Application Deadline:
August 17, 2018
Acceptance Notifications Timeline:
Accepted teams will be notified by early September 2018.
Other Important Application Information:
As a part of the institute application, you will be asked to provide a 200-word narrative statement. This statement may describe any information you deem relevant to assist in the selection process. In particular, you should include the following:
  • A description of what you see as the future of undergraduate research at your institution, especially in the arts and humanities.
  • The desired outcomes from your participation in the CUR Institute.
  • A description of why a particular individual or why your team members were chosen to participate.

Lodging Options:

Hotel - Group Rate Available:
1375 N Cassady Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
Room Rate: $124 - deluxe guest room
Book by September 22, 2018

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:

The institute was last held October 20-22, 2017, at the New Jersey City University, New Jersey City, NJ.


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