Curious about CURES?
CURES Group: Matt Escobar, Christopher Meyer, David Rhoads, Corin Slown, Aparna
Did you develop a small module and now don't know what to do with it? Are you teaching a
course integrating research? Would you like to become a part of a Course Based
Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) community?
This workshop will provide resources for novices, faculty with experience, and experts willing to
share evidence-based practices. Participants will select the breakout room of their choice, watch
a short video as a learning tool, and then be provided with prompts to stimulate discussion. A
moderator, proficient in the room topic, will be present to answer questions and ensure a robust
Breakout room topics will include: 1. What is a CURE and how do you develop one? 2. Thinking
about backward mapping and research and student goals? 3. What is evidence of student
learning in a CURE? and 4.How and where can you successfully publish your results and/or
For additional information about previous CSUPERB CURES workshops, newsletters, and
webinars, please see: (reference website).
Workshop Schedule: 90 minutes for the workshop with 20 minutes for professional networking
and collaborative conversation.
Introduction by Aparna Sreenivasan (Monterey Bay) (10 minutes)
1. Introduction to CUREs - Aparna Sreenivasan (Monterey Bay)
a. How to design a CURE.
b. What is a CURE?
c. Tour a CURE.
2. Backwards mapping- research goals and student goals -David Rhoads (San
a. Student goals/Learning outcomes
b. Research Goals/ Learning outcomes
3. Evidence of student learning- CURE assessment - Corin Slown (Monterey Bay)
a. Assessment Strategies
b. Finding an instrument to measure student learning
d. How to go beyond assessment
4. Publishing your CURE and creating CURE networks -Matt Escobar (San
a. Sharing CURES (Instructional resource repositories)
b. Publishing CURES (CourseSource, STEM Education Literature)
c. Expanding CURES regionally/nationally
Wrap up: Aparna Sreenivasan or Matt Escobar
Professional networking and collaborative conversations