A Framework for Implementing Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) in Freshman Biology Labs

Arundhati Bakshi, Lorelei E. Patrick, E. William Wischusen

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Abstract

There have been many calls to make research experiences available to more undergraduate students. One way to do this is to provide course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs), but providing these on a scale large enough to accommodate many students can be a daunting undertaking. Indeed, other researchers have identified time to develop materials and course size as significant barriers to widespread implementation of CUREs. Based on our own experiences implementing CUREs at a large research university, we present a flexible framework that we have adapted to multiple research projects, share class materials and rubrics we have developed, and suggest logistical strategies to lower these implementation barriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-455
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Biology Teacher
Volume78
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Authentic research experiences
  • CURE
  • course-based undergraduate research experience
  • freshman biology lab
  • graduate teaching assistants
  • research
  • undergraduates

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