Assessment of course-based undergraduate research experiences: a meeting report

Auchincloss, Lisa Corwin, Laursen, Sandra L., Branchaw, Janet L., Eagan, Kevin, Graham, Mark, Hanauer, David I., Lawrie, Gwendolyn, McLinn, Colleen M., Pelaez, Nancy, Rowland, Susan, Towns, Marcy, Trautmann, NancyM., Varma-Nelson, Pratibha, Weston, Timothy J. and Dolan, Erin L. (2014) Assessment of course-based undergraduate research experiences: a meeting report. CBE Life Sciences Education, 13 1: 29-40. doi:10.1187/cbe.14-01-0004

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Author Auchincloss, Lisa Corwin
Laursen, Sandra L.
Branchaw, Janet L.
Eagan, Kevin
Graham, Mark
Hanauer, David I.
Lawrie, Gwendolyn
McLinn, Colleen M.
Pelaez, Nancy
Rowland, Susan
Towns, Marcy
Trautmann, NancyM.
Varma-Nelson, Pratibha
Weston, Timothy J.
Dolan, Erin L.
Title Assessment of course-based undergraduate research experiences: a meeting report
Journal name CBE Life Sciences Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1931-7913
Publication date 2014-03-03
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1187/cbe.14-01-0004
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 29
End page 40
Total pages 12
Place of publication Bethesda, MD, United States
Publisher American Society for Cell Biology
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences Network (CUREnet) was initiated in 2012 with funding from the National Science Foundation program for Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education. CUREnet aims to address topics, problems, and opportunities inherent to integrating research experiences into undergraduate courses. During CUREnet meetings and discussions, it became apparent that there is need for a clear definition of what constitutes a CURE and systematic exploration of what makes CUREs meaningful in terms of student learning. Thus, we assembled a small working group of people with expertise in CURE instruction and assessment to: 1) draft an operational definition of a CURE, with the aim of defining what makes a laboratory course or project a “research experience”; 2) summarize research on CUREs, as well as findings from studies of undergraduate research internships that would be useful for thinking about how students are influenced by participating in CUREs; and 3) identify areas of greatest need with respect to CURE assessment, and directions for future research on and evaluation of CUREs. This report summarizes the outcomes and recommendations of this meeting.
Keyword Undergraduate research experience
Science - teaching
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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