Marywood University is a proud institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs with questions regarding opportunities you see posted.
The theme of the spring 2015 CUR Quarterly will focus on assessment of undergraduate research. We hope to attract four to five articles that report on innovative practices for assessing undergraduate research. We are especially interested in how institutions are assessing the Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR) as outlined in the 2012 CUR publication. In addition, we welcome shorter vignettes (300 words) that offer concrete, creative suggestions with regard to any aspect of assessing undergraduate research. Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Assessment practices and procedures for individual undergraduate research projects, departmental initiatives, or campus-wide programs
- Examples of how institutions are assessing their undergraduate research programs based upon Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR) from the 2012 CUR publication
- Examples of how institutions are assessing the various characteristics outlined in COEUR
- Innovative instruments for indirect or direct assessments of student learning through undergraduate research
- How assessment results are utilized for curriculum revisions, programmatic change, or faculty evaluations
If you are interested in contributing an article or vignette, please submit a short (300-500 words) prospectus describing the focus of your proposed article or vignette online at http://curq.msubmit.net by April 7, 2014. Accepted authors will be notified by April 14, 2014.
Final articles will be 2000 to 3500 words in length. The final text for review and editing must be submitted by June 15, 2014.
We will now be taking article/vignette submissions through content management software:
For first time users please click the link “register for an account” (Please note you www.cur.org login information will not work on this page)
After registering for an account, login -Click the link “Submit Manuscript”
Select the Prospectus button -The software will walk you through the remainder of the process.
This gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.
Each Spring the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event helps members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact. Applications open annually the first week of September and are generally due between mid-October and mid-November. (Guidelines)
This conference will feature presentations by students from REU programs in all disciplines, sessions for REU administrators and faculty, and opportunities to meet with representatives from the National Science Foundation and other government agencies.