Resources

Organizations

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) supports and promotes high-caliber undergraduate research.  CUR and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals focus on providing students with research opportunities.  CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. CUR provides support for faculty development, publishing a journal (CUR Quarterly), books, and a “How-to” series.  Faculty may be interested in purchasing an individual membership.   

Publications

The Mentor, sponsored by Penn State, is a free electronic publication about academic advising in higher education. The goal of this journal is to provide a mechanism for the rapid dissemination of new ideas about advising and for ongoing discourse about advising issues.

All Disciplines

How to engage in collaborative curriculum design to foster undergraduate inquiry and research in all disciplines by Patricia J. Pukkila, Janice DeCosmo, Danielle C. Swick, and Martha S. Arnold in "How to Design, Implement and Sustain a Research-Supportive Undergraduate Curriculum", ed. K. Karukstis and T. Elgren, Council on Undergraduate Research, pp. 147-163 (2007).

Humanities

Undergraduate Research in English Studies by Laurie Grobman and Joyce Kinkead surveys different models proposed to engage humanities undergraduates in research. 

Affirming the Independent Researcher Model:  Undergraduate Research in the Humanities by Laurie Grobman.  CUR Quarterly 28(1): 23-28 (2007).

Sciences

Five Steps to Using Inquiry-based Approaches in Teaching by Patricia J. Pukkila. American Society for Cell Biology Newsletter 31 (10): 27-28 (2008).

Introducing Student Inquiry in Large Introductory Genetics Classes by Patricia J. Pukkila. Genetics 166:11-18 (2004).