To get first- and second-year students involved in solving these and other problems, California State University, Fresno is expanding "course-based undergraduate research experiences," or CUREs, to several disciplines, says Christopher Meyer, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.
Fresno State University faculty bring projects into the classroom through "course-based undergraduate research experiences," or CUREs.
The examples of course-based undergraduate research
presented here show the wide variety of institutions, disciplines, and faculty eager to engage students as active learners in their courses by requiring them to do research.
At Del Mar College, a Hispanic-serving community college in Corpus Christi, Texas, students may engage in authentic research through a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's SEA-PHAGES (Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science) program.
"Modeling Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences: An Agenda for Future Research and Evaluation." CBE--Life Sciences Education 14: 1-13.
In the following, we provide details of the development and implementation of the course revisions, brief descriptions of three course-based undergraduate research
assignments, and analysis of the assessment of student learning.
The activity described in this article can easily be adapted for other institutions or a different course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) could be offered.
"Assessment of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences: A Meeting Report." CBE--Life Sci Educ 13: 29-40.
CREs are alternatively called course-based undergraduate research
experiences (CUREs) (Auchincloss et al.
Despite growing support for course-based undergraduate research across the disciplines, however, a number of challenges to its implementation remain, some of which are specific to the teaching of history.
As interest in course-based undergraduate research has grown, shared understandings of the practice have begun to crystalize.