SLiThEr #54: Applying for Faculty Positions at PUIs

Submitted by Sarah Shaner / Southeast Missouri State University on Wed, 08/30/2023 - 17:53
Description

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
Description

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.

2023 Content Building Workshop - Morgan State University

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Tue, 06/27/2023 - 10:56

This is a list of all of the learning objects developed in association with the 2023 content building workshop. Prof. Robert Gilliard was the featured speaker for this workshop, so most of the LOs will focus on his work.

Balloon Built Molecular Orbitals

Submitted by Darren Achey / Kutztown University on Wed, 06/21/2023 - 11:58
Description

In this activity, students will collectively build molecular orbitals for homonuclear diatomic molecules using balloons as models for atomic orbitals. This activity gets students up and moving and involved in the building of an MO diagram and allows for 3-D visualization of the core concepts of building molecular orbitals from atomic orbitals.

SLiThEr #46: Results from a departmental climate survey

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Mon, 03/20/2023 - 11:51
Description

In this SLiThEr, we discuss the construction, implementation and results of a departmental climate survey. Included with the LO are the questions that were administered to students as part of the climate survey.

SLiThEr #45 on Teaching f-block Chemistry

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Wed, 02/15/2023 - 13:22
Description

Patrick Barber (The University of West Florida) demonstrates strategies to teach f-block chemistry to undergraduates.

SLiThEr #44: What I learned at PEER

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Tue, 01/31/2023 - 21:40
Description

Dr. Black shares what she learned at a workshop on Discipline-Based Education Research! 

Here's the video: