COEX Course Design Institute

Are you interested in designing or revising a Collaborative Research and Scholarly Experiences designated course (COEX)? During June 4-6, 2024, the Sheridan Center will host a 3-day COEX Course Design Institute to provide support for course development including professional training on course design based on emergent practices within the COEX model, individual consultation and feedback, a supportive cohort of peers, easily adaptable course materials, and standardized assessment of your course. 

Participants are encouraged to co-design their course with a fellow faculty member, postdoc, graduate student, and/or undergraduate teaching assistant(s). Participants will also have the option to work with the Swearer Center to incorporate  elements of  Community-Based Learning and Research (CBLR) course designation. All disciplines are welcome to apply.

Important Dates:

  • May 1, 2024: Request for proposals due
  • June 4-6, 2024: 3-day COEX Course Design Institute
  • Academic Year 2024-2025: Participant course offered; feedback and evaluation collected
  • May 2025: Cohort recognized at University Teaching Award Ceremony


  • Participation in the COEX Course Design Institute, June 4-6, 2024
  • Participation in individual consultations with Sheridan staff
  • Development or redesign of a course that integrates research as a core pedagogy for CCC approval
  • Implementation of designed or redesigned course, or COEX module within a course in AY 24-25
  • Participation in a student COEX poster session the semester your course is offered
  • Collection of feedback from students during the course
  • Willingness to assess course effectiveness


  • Upon successful completion of the program requirements, participants will receive a $1,000 payable as a research award.


2019 CURE Faculty Institute

Prior to establishing the COEX curricular designation, the Sheridan Center hosted CURE Institute in January 2019 with sponsorship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The names of participants and their respective courses are listed below. 

Previous CURE Design Institute Awardees & Courses

Spring 2019

  • Daniel Harris: Advanced Fluid Mechanics (ENGN 1860)
  • Neil Sarkar & Elizabeth Chen: Methods in Informatics and Data Science for Health (BIOL 1555)

Fall 2019

  • Ruth Colwill & Andrea Megela Simmons: Life Under Water in the Anthropocene (CLPS)
  • Alexander Fleischmann & Monica Linden: Open-Source Big Data Neuroscience Lab (NEUR)
  • Louis Lapierre & Joslyn Mills-Bonal: Characterizing the Aging Process Using Caenorhabditis elegans and Reverse Genetics (BIOL)

Spring 2020 - Adapting CUREs to Remote Instruction

  • Fulvio Domini: Experimental analysis of vision for action and vision for perception: Are there separate mechanisms? (CLPS)
  • Daniel Harris: Advanced Fluid Mechanics (ENGN 1860)
  • Eric Victor: Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 0500)

Fall 2020

  • Tyler Kartzinel: Conservation in the Genomics Age (BIOL 1515/2015)


If you are interested in learning more about CUREs, or thinking about how to incorporate authentic research experiences into your own course, here are some helpful resources.

Sheridan CURE Workshop Resources