9 Nov 2017

Come join us for The Grand Experiment

Submitted by Anne Bentley, Lewis & Clark College

The IONiC Leadership Council has recently received a grant from NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program.  (See related BITEs post here.)

The grant will support three cohorts of twenty faculty who will each develop their own “VIPEr-ized” foundation-level inorganic chemistry course. Through classroom observations, analysis of student work, surveys of students, and interviews with faculty, we will generate data on how changes in the classroom affect student learning.

We would love you to be part of this! What’s in it for you and your students? This program is an opportunity to examine your teaching practices, bring current inorganic and pedagogical research into your classroom, and expand your network to include others teaching inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level.

The main requirement is that you will be teaching a foundation-level inorganic course twice between 2018 and 2022. If you are interested and/or want to learn more, please contact Joanne Stewart at Hope College (

We hope you will join us!  To apply, fill out the application form.