Cultivating a Culture of Entrepreneurial Mindset and Undergraduate Research

CURE-E STEM Faculty Fellows Program

The purpose of the CURE-E STEM Faculty Fellows Program is to build faculty capacity to design and implement the CURE-E model in STEM courses within the Colleges of Agriculture, Natural Sciences, and Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management. The program was established to allow STEM faculty from all disciplines to share ideas, problems, and solutions around the development and/or implementation of a CURE-E. 

The program consists of:

  • A three and a half-day CURE-E Summer Institute (takes place early June) where faculty will learn evidence-based instructional strategies to develop plans, instructional materials, and assessment tools for integrating a research project into their STEM course.
  •  The CURE-E STEM Faculty Learning Community is an active, collaborative, year-long program structured to provide support to faculty who are focused on implementing the CURE-E model in their course.
  • Faculty members are supported in incorporating STEM Entrepreneurial Mindset activities into their course curriculum to introduce students to entrepreneurship thinking and discovery and maker skills.

We invite instructors interested in developing course-based student research to attend one of our FLC workshops. Contact the  CURE-E Coordinator for more information. 

How to get involved

STEM faculty members may participate in Tier 1, 2, or 3 based on interest and availability. The information below provides details of commitment.

  • Tier 1
    • STEM faculty teaching lower-division identified STEM barrier courses*
    • Attend CURE-E Summer Institute and participate in pre-and post-institute activities ($1,500 compensation)
    • Implement CURE-E model within STEM course
    • Receive 20% course-release time
    • Attend 4-6 CURE-E STEM Faculty Learning Community workshops per year for two years
    • Participate in educational research and evaluation activities
     *The following courses at Chico State have been identified as STEM Barrier Courses: Math 109 Survey of Calculus; Math 119 Precalculus Mathematics; Math 120 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1; Math 121 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II; BIO 151 Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology; CHEM 111 General Chemistry; PHYS 204A Physics for Students of Science and Engineering; CSCI 111 Programming and Algorithms; and CSCI 211 Program and Algorithms II.  
  • Tier 2
    • Attend CURE-E Summer Institute and participate in pre-and post-institute activities ($1,500 compensation)
    • Attend 3-5 CURE-E STEM Faculty Learning Community workshops for one year
    • Participate in educational research and evaluation activities
    • Faculty have the option to implement the CURE-E model within STEM course
  • Tier 3
    • Attend 2-4 Faculty Learning Community workshops a year
    • Collaborate with CURE-E faculty

 To learn more about who is teaching CURE-E courses at Chico State visit our CURE-E Faculty page. 

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