February 20, 2020– The 2019-2020 cohort of CURE Fellows presented their research during the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning academic conference. Their research evaluated the effectiveness of the courses they redeveloped during the Fellowship.
Research on the effectiveness of CUREs focuses on STEM disciplines, with little attention to the social sciences, arts, or humanities. Additionally, CURE research exclusive to HBCUs is lacking. This project fills this gap by introducing research on the efficacy of CURE across multiple disciplines at an HBCU.
The Smith Institute CURE Fellowship was designed to provide course-based research experiences for undergraduates (CURE) at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). As a CURE Fellow, eight faculty participated in six workshops to revamp their course syllabi. Each faculty developed a CURE project to implement during the 2019-20 academic year. The faculty members who redesigned their courses and the courses taught were:
Dr. Eduardo Haynes BUS 455 BUS 455
Dr. Todd Coolbaugh CHE 325 CHE 325
Dr. Alfred Smith BUS 450
Dr. Keri Peterson HIS 338
Dr. Dezette Johnson SWK 451
Dr. Douglas Cooper PSY 340
Dr. Ronda Bibbs BIO 144 BIO 144
Dr. DaKysha Moore COM 431