Each semester over 2000 UF undergraduates assist faculty with their research in colleges across campus. This is a high impact educational practice that is a valuable addition to the undergraduate curriculum. Students learn many important skills such as critical thinking, how to analyze data, and how to communicate their research to others. Each enters a mentee-mentor relationship with a faculty researcher. The mentor is a role model that can help the student develop a professional identity and crystallize their career goals. There is a deep literature on what best practices in mentoring undergraduate researchers are, and this module has been designed for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to help them understand these best practices. The Center for Undergraduate Research is happy to help you with any questions you may have throughout the mentoring process.
Click the image to the right to navigate to the canvas module.
When you click the link below you will be taken to a canvas site specifically designed for Faculty who would like to incorporate components of RCR for Undergraduates into their courses or student training. This canvas site is available for you to use in your current course and provides additional instructor resources. Instructors can assign students to take one or all of the available modules.
In this Canvas course, you will find all the information you may need to embark on your CURE journey. Each CURE instructor can adapt the format to meet their individual project and capacity. This site provides guidelines, examples, and resources but faculty have creative freedom over the course. The course resources were developed by Dr. Christine Miller Dept. of Entomology, Dr. Ginny Greenway, Imperial College of London, and the Center for Undergraduate Research.