SLiThEr #59: Inclusive leadership - Your role in creating cultures of belonging

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Fri, 04/05/2024 - 15:38

Marilyn Mackiewicz (Oregon State University) is the 2020 awardee of the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences from the ACS. Her unique story and experiences are presented, along with how faculty can make their spaces and themselves more welcoming.

SLiThEr #58: Embracing the maker culture in chemistry research and instruction

BoB LeSuer (Associate Professor at SUNY - Brockport and President of IBiB) discusses using a maker space for teaching chemistry. Topics include: digital fabrication of pedagogical materials (models and periodic tables); instrumentation (potentiostat and liquid dispenser); and upcycling plastics into functional materials. Of special interest to this group will be work BoB has done on making the ICE solid state model kits available to anyone!

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Fri, 03/01/2024 - 09:43
SLiThEr #53: Beyond Lecture - Helping Students Get and Stay on the Alternative Pedagogy Bus


Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Mon, 08/28/2023 - 15:55
SLiThEr #51: Chemistry Applications of Desmos


Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Mon, 07/24/2023 - 17:34
SLiThEr #46: Results from a departmental climate survey

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.

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Mon, 03/20/2023 - 11:51
SLiThEr #43: A bridge to specifications grading

Have you heard about alternate grading systems such as specifications (specs) grading, but don't think you have the time or energy to remake a whole curriculum? Come hear about a hybrid-points-specs grading system! The hybrid system does not require a complete course redesign, but still integrates standards-based grading practices that promote mastery of material and make grading easier. Implementation and outcomes in general chemistry and inorganic chemistry classes is discussed. 

Kari Stone / Lewis University Mon, 12/05/2022 - 13:06
SLiThEr #38: Panel Discussion on the PUI Faculty Job Search

Our panelist, Madalyn Radlauer (San Jose State), Jacob Lutter (Univ. Southern Indiana), and Chris Whitehead (Union College), discuss how to approach the PUI faculty job search.They bring the perspectives of those who have recently navigated the process and those who have served on faculty search committees.

Sarah Shaner / Southeast Missouri State University Thu, 11/17/2022 - 09:40
SLiThEr #37: Inclusivity and Identity in Inorganic Chemistry

This SLiThEr was presented by Nancy Williams (Keck Science) and Benny Chan (The College of New Jersey) on Inclusivity (particularly from the LGBTQ+ perspective, but in a broader sense as well) in Inorganic Chemistry, with a focus on the inorganic chemistry classroom. 

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Kyle Grice / DePaul University Mon, 08/29/2022 - 13:28