CFP, Spr18 Scholarship & Practice of Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate Research and Student Success Outcomes

deadline for submissions: 
April 7, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
contact email: 

The theme of the spring 2018 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research: The Journal of the Council on Undergraduate Research (SPUR, formerly CUR Quarterly) will focus on undergraduate research and student success outcomes. Four to five articles of 2000–3500 words each are sought from a wide range of disciplines that explore how undergraduate research influences student success in a variety of educational and professional contexts. In addition, shorter vignettes (300 words) are welcomed that offer concrete, creative suggestions with regard to the measurement of engagement in undergraduate research and student success. Examples of topics of interest include the following:

•    The impact of undergraduate research on GPA, retention rates, and graduation rates

•    Models of undergraduate research designed to engage at-risk students

•    Assessment of the impact of early participation in undergraduate research on student success

•    Undergraduate research and preparedness for graduate school

•    Innovative methods for assessing student outcomes

Submission Details. Submit at a 300- to 500-word prospectus by April 7, 2017, describing the focus of the proposed article or vignette. Please indicate in the prospectus whether the proposed piece is an article or a vignette. Invited authors will be notified by April 21, 2017. Final manuscripts of 2000 to 3500 words each will be due by June 19, 2017. All articles undergo peer review.

Questions? Contact SPUR editor-in-chief James LaPlant or SPUR issue editor Laurie Gould at