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.
Hello fellow educators!
We can't believe we're already at SLiThEr #17! We want to thank all of our presenters, participants, and those who've watched the YouTube recordings even if they couldn't make it to the live events. We hope you've found them valuable and thought-provoking.
Happy New Year! Let's hope it's a good one...
At this point I feel like any time you can say the final _____ of 2020, it is a cause for celebration. And the fact that the final SLiThEr of this year is #13 seems incredibly appropriate.
SLiThEr #11 – Implementing Green Chemistry in the Inorganic Laboratory