Hi everyone! Team SLiThEr has been hard at work putting together a schedule of SLiThErs for the fall semester and while I might be biased, I think we've done a great job. What's a SLiThEr? A roughly hour log online meeting in which we have a speaker present for 30-40 minutes and then a discussion. You can see our previous SLiThErs here. We are going to be covering a wide range of topics this semester that we think the community will really appreciate.
Please join us for our next SLiThEr as Dr. John Miecznikowski (Fairfield U.) and Dr. Tulay Atesin (UT, Rio Grande Valley) delve more deeply into their nanoCHAt discussion of "Getting Students Started and Continuing in Research". Join us for a discussion on successes, failures, and approaches to keeping students active in research.
SLiThEr #25 will be Thursday, August 19th at 3 pm Eastern Time (GMT -4). You can sign up to join the discussion here: https://forms.gle/o57jBb2ZnwRmHUHz9
Hello IONiC community,
Dear IONiC VIPEr community,
For our next SLiThEr, we take a more applied track as Drs. Catherine McCusker (ETSU) and Kyle Grice (DPU) will be presenting and leading a discussion on how they've used D2L (their schools' Learning Management System) in their teaching. If you use D2L as well, we'd love to have you come and share and discuss ways of using it in the SLiThEr!
It will be Friday at 1 pm Eastern Time (GMT -4). You can sign up to join the discussion here: https://forms.gle/eiHaE3Y7tAuA45nz9
Please join us for SLiThEr #21 "Teaching During COVID-19: A Catalyst for Positive Instructional Change" on Thursday, June 24th at 3 pm EDT! VIPEr Fellows Meghan Porter and Matt Cranswick will be discussing what instructional changes they implemented during the pandemic and what changes they are keeping. You can sign up here!
Team SLiThEr has been busy putting together a schedule for our summer SLiThEr series. While some of the fine details still need to be worked out, we wanted to give you some insight into what you have to look forward to.
6/10 @ 3pm eastern - Sibrina Collins will present on her new ACS Symposium Series book - African American Chemists: Academia, Industry, and Social Entrepreneurship
Week of 6/21 - Meghan Porter and Matt Cranswick will be discussing what we have learned from the pandemic and what we will be keeping as we move forward (like SLiThErs!!!!)
Just a reminder that you can still sign up for our 19th and final SLiThEr of spring 2021. The topic will be getting a position at a PUI. You can sign up here.
Team SLiThEr will be meeting next week to come up with a schedule for the summer. If you have topics you would like addressed, of if you have a topic you would like to present, please reach out to any member of Team SLiThEr.
It is hard to believe that the first BITeS post was in 2014! That post began "Welcome to a new feature of VIPEr -- VIPEr BITeS (Blogging Inorganic Teaching & Scholarship). VIPEr BITeS will be a venue for longer posts on a broad spectrum of topics." Over the years a wide range of topics were presented in BITeS posts ranging from incredibly serious and poignant to somewhat tongue in cheek (do snakes have cheeks?).
Our final SLiThEr of the spring semester will take place on Thursday April 29th at 4 pm eastern (GMT-4). This event will be a long awaited reunion of a panel discussion that took place at the spring virtual ACS meeting. However, this time you don't have to register for the meeting and it will be recorded and posted for free on our YouTube channel. I will be moderating a panel consisting of Pius Adelani (St. Mary's), Mitch Anstey (Davidson), Kate Buettner (Gettysburg), Brett McCollum (Mt. Royal) and a mystery guest member of the IONiC Leadership Committee.
There was a professor at Lafayette
Who decried in an apoplectic fit:
A publisher’s book,
Where will I look?
And has since succumbed to LibreText
Please join us for the penultimate SLiThEr of the semester by Chip Nataro, in which he will talk about his rapid adoption of a LibreText for the spring semester. We ask that you sign-up in advance here.