The SIRIUS Faculty Learning Community is a forum for faculty to learn to design, implement and assess Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs).

Major activities include:

  1. A one-week Summer Institute in June 2015

  2. Course, science thread and whole group meetings throughout the academic year

  3. Two-day Peer Evaluation Workshops in June 2016, 2017, 2018

  4. Online collaboration via course management system (SacCT)

Course Rollout Schedule:

Course Rollout


The SIRIUS Summer Institute:

June 1-5, 2015 at Sacramento State

SI Goals

Faculty, students and staff worked in course- and scientific thread-based teams to plan for the curricular re-designs.

Additional topics included laboratory safety, IRB procedures and responsible conduct in research.


Peer Review Workshop #1:

May 27-28, 2016 at Sacramento State

PEW 1 Goals


Peer Review Workshop #2:

May 25-26, 2017 at Sacramento State

Goals for PEW2