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SURE III Information for Faculty Members and Research Directors

Initial information on each participating research program and institution will be collected from a faculty member or program director known in the SURE as the Corresponding Program Coordinator (CPC). The information collected from the CPC will be used to create the lists of participating institutions, research programs, and sources of funding to use in the student survey. Other data will remain confidential and will be used to communicate means and aggregates back to the participating institutions. CPCs will receive a summary report of their student responses, including averages.


Welcome. The three surveys described below - the Preflection, the SURE III, and the Follow Up - are supported by funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Each survey takes about 10-15 minutes. The surveys are being conducted by Professor David Lopatto of Grinnell College, and the surveys are hosted by a commercial site, Vovici. The data are analyzed by Prof. Lopatto and Ms. Leslie Jaworski, Electronic Survey Data Analyst for the project.


The Science Education Alliance Classroom Undergraduate Research Experience (SEA CURE) pre-course survey is an instrument for student assessment of their experience with the National Genomics Research Initiative (NGRI) funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Students in this program are participating in a inquiry-based introductory biology course modeled from the work of Dr. Graham Hatfull (e.g., Hatfull, et al. 2006). The outcomes include both new knowledge and, as Hatfull et al.

RISC Survey

The Research on the Integrated Science Curriculum (RISC) surveys (there are 3) are part of a research program initiated by the Interdisciplinary Learning Consortium, whose founding members represent Carleton College, Grinnell College, Hope College, St. Olaf College, and Whitman College. The Interdisciplinary Learning Consortium is funded by grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The methodology follows the successful methodology of Prof. Lopatto's current survey project, Classroom Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE). As with the CURE methodology, there are three surveys.

CURE Survey

The Classroom Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) survey grew out of a creative collaboration of faculty from Grinnell College, Hope College, Harvey Mudd College, and Wellesley College, funded by HHMI. The CURE may be used as a pretest-posttest or posttest-only survey to measure student experiences in "research-like" or other science courses.