SLiThEr #52: Warming up for Inorganic- Helping students remember what we think they should already know

Submitted by Taylor Haynes / California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo on Fri, 09/01/2023 - 13:12
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In this SLiThEr, Sarah St. Angelo from Dickinson College shares some of her strategies for helping students remember concepts and skills from prior coursework that they "should" remember before her junior/senior inorganic course. Student-led review presentations, LMS-based warm-up topics and quiz, and a rapid collaborative recollection of models of bonding help Sarah's students remember important ideas and take ownership of their learning from early in the semester.

The short game

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Thu, 08/31/2023 - 17:09
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I am currently in the process of teaching flipped General Chemistry I for the second time. The first time I did it, I do not think I did a great job of 'selling' the students on this modality of learning. I received some very negative student comments including one that suggested this was just a lazy method of teaching. So, I've made some changes the second time, in particular my pitch of the idea.

SLiThEr #54: Applying for Faculty Positions at PUIs

Submitted by Sarah Shaner / Southeast Missouri State University on Wed, 08/30/2023 - 17:53
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In this SLiThEr, Amanda Reig (Ursinus College), Caleb Tatebe (Presbyterian College), and Ariela Kaspi-Kaneti (University of La Verne) discuss the process of applying for PUI faculty positions from both the point of view of the search committee and the recently hired.

SLiThEr #50: Experiential Learning in Large Lecture Chemistry Courses: Mission Impossible

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Tue, 07/25/2023 - 10:19
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The idea of providing experiential learning experiences in lecture sections of 150+ students can seem impossible.  While more traditional internships or field work may be out of reach with these enrollments, less traditional, but still impactful options exist.  We will discuss the general idea of experiential learning and provide some examples of how we have incorporated this idea into our general and inorganic courses, addressing both content and the course structure and support that can be helpful.

1FLO of “Air-Stable Thermoluminescent Carbodicarbene-Borafluorenium Ions” (Fig4)
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This literature discussion was created during the 2023 IONiC VIPEr workshop at Morgan State University.  It highlights the work of Prof. Robert J. Gilliard Jr.

Rob Green / Alabama State University Fri, 06/30/2023 - 12:51
Air-Stable Thermoluminescent Carbodicarbene-Borafluorenium Ions (Gilliard)
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Denise Femia / La Salle University Fri, 06/30/2023 - 12:48
Guided Literature Reading and Discussion: Synthesis & Characterization of Reduced Borafluorene Monoanions
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Guided literature reading of Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 13065-13072: Stabilization of the Elusive 9-Carbene-9-Borafluorene Monoanion.

There are three components of the assignment:

Elaine E. L.-N. Liu / Utica University Fri, 06/30/2023 - 11:25