Undergraduate Research Opportunities at UNCP Tulla Lightfoot Art Department The Council on Undergraduate Research Council On Undergraduate Research 734 15 th Street N.W. Suite 550 Washington, DC 20005 202 783-4810 CUR History
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734 15th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Flagship Schools - research
Land-grant Schools – applied research
Normal Schools – teacher training campuses. Teaching campuses – not research institutions
Tier 1 campuses: (based on US News and World Report – ranking begun in 1983)
1. Harvard Score: 100
1. Princeton 100
3. Yale 98
4. Cal Institute of Technology 93
4. Mass Institute of Technology 93
4. Stanford University 93
4. University of Pennsylvania 93
8. Columbia University 91
10. Duke 90
UNC Charlotte Tier 4 unscored
Strength in numbers
Explain what faculty smaller institutions do
Encourage National funding
Encourage research at smaller universities
1988 formed National Office PEW grant to establish. First national office at UNC Asheville moves to D.C. in 1998.
Current membership of 4,500.
Membership of over 600 colleges and universities.
Now offering institutional membership which means all faculty can register as members – UNCP status
5. Apply for CUR funding.