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Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)

Resources for course-based undergraduate research experiences

Resources for Working with Undergraduates

 

Reviews & General Resources


Guide: Examples of course-based undergraduate research experiences

Weleschuk, A., & Yu, L. (2019). Examples of course-based undergraduate research experiences. Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary.

Article: Course-Based Undergraduate Research: A Review of Models and Practices

Citation: Harris, A., Babkoor, M., Gu, T., & Kremer, G. E. (2015, August). Course-Based Undergraduate Research: A Review of Models and Practices. In International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (Vol. 57106, p. V003T04A024). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Article: Systematic Review of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences: Implications for Music Therapy Education

Citation: Dvorak, Abbey L, Davis, Julia L, Bernard, Gabriella, Beveridge-Calvin, Riley, Monroe-Gulick, Amalia, Thomas, Paul, & Forstot-Burke, Corinne. (2019). Systematic Review of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences: Implications for Music Therapy Education. Music Therapy Perspectives, Music therapy perspectives, 2019-12-06.

Research Skills Development Framework

Willison, J. & O'Regan, K. (2006/2018). Research Skills Development Framework

Website: CUREnet

According to the CUREnet website. "CUREnet was established in 2012 to support networking among faculty developing, teaching, and assessing CUREs, to share CURE projects and resources, and to develop new tools and strategies for CURE instruction and assessment."

Documentary Series: Sowing the seeds of inquiry

This documentary series profiles a number of McGill professors who engaged their undergraduate students with research as part of coursework. The short documentaries combine interviews with professors and students, and also includes classroom footage.

Council on Undergraduate Research Bibliography of Course-Based UR integration

A Zotero (reference management) library of articles on CUREs.

Mentoring

Article: Ten Salient Practices of Undergraduate Research Mentors: A Review of the Literature

Citation: Shanahan, J. O., Ackley-Holbrook, E., Hall, E., Stewart, K., & Walkington, H. (2015). Ten Salient Practices of Undergraduate Research Mentors: A Review of the Literature. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 23(5), 359–376.

Article: Salient practices of award-winning undergraduate research mentors – balancing freedom and control to achieve excellence

Citation: Helen Walkington, Kearsley A. Stewart, Eric E. Hall, Elizabeth Ackley & Jenny Olin Shanahan (2020) Salient practices of award-winning undergraduate research mentors – balancing freedom and control to achieve excellence, Studies in Higher Education, 45:7, 1519-1532, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2019.1637838

Article: Understanding the role of the mentor in developing research competency among undergraduate researchers

Citation: Davis, S. N., & Jones, R. M. (2017). Understanding the role of the mentor in developing research competency among undergraduate researchers. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 25(4), 455-465.

Ebook: Mentoring undergraduate research handbook

Hammack, J., Lewis, R., McMullen, R., Powell, C., Richards, R., Sams, D. E., & Sims, J. (2017). Mentoring Undergraduate Research Handbook 2nd Edition.

Assessment

Article: How to Assess Your CURE: A Practical Guide for Instructors of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences

Citation: Shortlidge, E. E., & Brownell, S. E. (2016). How to Assess Your CURE: A Practical Guide for Instructors of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences. Journal of microbiology & biology education, 17(3), 399–408. https://doi.org/10.1128/jmbe.v17i3.1103

Course-based Design

Article: Developing Course-Based Research Experiences in Discipline-Based Education Research: Lessons Learned and Recommendations

Citation: Cooper, K. M., & Brownell, S. E. (2018). Developing Course-Based Research Experiences in Discipline-Based Education Research: Lessons Learned and Recommendations. Journal of microbiology & biology education, 19(2), jmbe-19-88. https://doi.org/10.1128/jmbe.v19i2.1567

Article: Fear of the CURE: A Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Barriers in Creating a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience

Citation: Govindan, Brinda, Pickett, Sarah, & Riggs, Blake. (2020). Fear of the CURE: A Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Barriers in Creating a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 21(2), Journal of microbiology & biology education, 2020-05-29, Vol.21 (2).

Understanding the scope of undergraduate research: a framework for curricular and pedagogical decision-making

Brew, A. Understanding the scope of undergraduate research: a framework for curricular and pedagogical decision-making. High Educ 66, 603–618 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-013-9624-x

Book Chapter: 7 – Course Transformation

This chapter outlines the resources and processes in developing a course using a backward design framework, beginning with the establishment of learning goals, followed by assessments and effective pedagogy, and ending with documenting and disseminating the work.

Article: CUREcasts: An Innovative Mechanism to Increase Communication of Scientific Outcomes to Novice and Expert Audiences within the Context of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences

Citation: Olimpo, Jeffrey T, Rodriguez, Ruth, Lougheed, Vanessa L, & Tweedie, Craig E. (2018). CUREcasts: An Innovative Mechanism to Increase Communication of Scientific Outcomes to Novice and Expert Audiences within the Context of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 19(1), Journal of microbiology & biology education, 2018, Vol.19 (1).

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