published Nov 1, 2023 4:28am

Invitation to participate in CURE Instruction Study

Dear CURE instructors,

I am a postdoctoral scholar working with Dr. Erin Dolan at the University of Georgia – we are reaching out to CUREnet members to learn more about how instructors make decisions about how to teach CUREs.

More and more faculty are choosing to teach CUREs but there is still very little known about how to help instructors teach CUREs effectively. We want to hear about challenges you have faced teaching a CURE and how you worked around or overcame them. 

Please take a few minutes right now to share your CURE teaching challenge and how you navigated it by clicking on this link:

I've provided additional information about this study below and on the survey. Of course, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information: 

Thank you for sharing your experience so that others can learn!

Lexie Cooper
National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Georgia, Athens

Additional information

The purpose of this NSF-funded study is to investigate challenges CURE instructors face and how they navigate these challenges instructionally. We are inviting experienced CURE instructors (faculty and graduate students) to complete a short survey. Completing the survey should take no longer than 15 minutes. Participants will have the opportunity to express interest in continuing in the study beyond the survey. Future opportunities would include participating in a 30-minute follow-up interview. Participants will be compensated $30 if they complete an interview.

Participation in this study has both personal and societal benefits. First, the study prompts instructors to reflect on their teaching, which is beneficial to refining one's practice. Second, participation in this study provides the opportunity to contribute to research aimed at improving CURE instruction. This knowledge will be impactful for improving how instructors learn to teach CUREs, especially in developing professional development programs.