CUR achieves its mission and vision goals due in part to the active participation and dedication from its diverse and widespread member base. CUR is governed by a General Council, which consists of Councilors from the 13 divisions, executive board members, and emeritus presidents. CUR encourages the undergraduate research community to stand for election within their division to become a member of the General Council.
Each fall, the nominations committee solicits self-nominations from the general CUR membership for positions as divisional councilors and executive board members. A Nominations Vetting Committee uses pre-established criteria to vet the candidates for the executive board positions.
Once nominations have closed, a fair and anonymous governance election takes place. CUR members in each division elect divisional councilors in their respective divisions. An individual may only vote in one division. Divisional councilors elect the divisional officers. The General Council elects the nominations vetting committee, and the officers and council representatives of the executive board. The executive board elects the general representatives for the executive board. All elections take place in the spring with the exception of the Nominations Vetting Committee.
Below is the timeline for the 2023-2024 elections:
|Call for nominations of executive board and councilor positions open
||September 30, 2022
|Call for nominations closes
||November 15, 2022
|Ballots for Voting Opens
||January 27, 2023
|Voting Closes for Councilors, President-Elect, General & Council Representatives
||February 27, 2023
|Ballots Open for General Representative
||Executive Board votes only
|Election Results Released for all positions
||By May 1, 2023
Why self-nominate/nominate a colleague for CUR governance positions?
It's simple. We need your voice. Serving on the CUR executive board or as a division councilor gives you an opportunity to be directly involved in shaping the future of undergraduate research. You will have a voice in changes that affect and support CUR's mission and vision statements. Becoming an executive board member and/or division councilor allows you to advocate for issues involving undergraduate research at a different level. You will also be able to use your knowledge and experience to help advance undergraduate research in ways that improve students lives and makes a difference in the community as a whole. Share your voice. Help support CUR and your undergraduate research community.
Check out the available positions for nominations, eligibility requirements, and how to self-nominate/nominate
a colleague for each position within the following categories:
EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS DIVISION COUNCILORS NOMINATIONS