July 1, 2015
CUR Quarterly – a journal for undergraduate research mentors
Posted by Laura Guertin
For those that are currently mentoring or planning to mentor undergraduate student researchers in the future, I hope this peer-reviewed journal is on your radar – the CUR Quarterly.
Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly [CUR Quarterly] serves as the official public “voice” of CUR to both its members and to a broader community. Its purpose is to provide useful and inspiring information about student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship from all types of institutions. — From CURQ Facts & FAQ
The journal publishes four times a year on effective mentoring practices for students at all stages, in all disciplines, and across all institution types. Each issue also has an International Perspectives column with outstanding articles focusing on international viewpoints, innovations, and developments in undergraduate research and inquiry.
Here are examples of some of the articles freely available online, which you may want to add to your summer reading list. More articles (going back to 2007) are available on the CUR Quarterly website.
- Connecting Business and STEM Education Through Undergraduate Research (Summer 2015)
- Assessing Undergraduate Research in the Sciences: The Next Generation (Spring 2015)
- Undergraduate Research and Alumni: Perspectives on Learning Gains and Post-graduation Benefits (Spring 2015)
- Up the Pyramid, Around the Loop – Action Research Cultivates Sustainability Scholars to Green the Campus (Fall 2014)
- The Campus as a Four-Year Undergraduate Learning Laboratory on Sustainability: Linking Facilities, Operations, Curriculum, and Community Engagement (Fall 2014)
- Connecting the Dots: Web 3.0 and Interdisciplinary Freshman Research (Winter 2013)
- Custom Mobile Applications for Collection of Field Data (Winter 2013)
- Teaching Innovation Through Undergraduate Research (Fall 2013)
- Developing First-Year Students as Scholars (Summer 2013)
- Five Effective Strategies for Mentoring Undergraduates: Students’ Perspectives (Spring 2013)
- Five Essential Skills for Every Undergraduate Researcher (Spring 2013)
- Understanding College Generational Status in the Undergraduate Research Mentored Relationship (Winter 2012)
- Broader Impacts of Undergraduate Research at a Community College: Opening Doors to New Ideas (Fall 2012)
- Using the National Survey of Student Engagement to Measure Undergraduate Research Participation (Spring 2012)
- Freshman Fellows: Recruiting and Retaining Great Students through Research Opportunities (Winter 2011)
- Student Perspectives on Facilitating Positive Undergraduate Research Experiences (Winter 2011)
If you have assessed a model of mentoring undergraduate student researchers, or have a best practice to share, please consider sharing your work with the community and submit to the CUR Quarterly.