Graduate Education Resources for Faculty

Reports on Graduate Education

Learn what others are doing and considering in graduate programs across the U.S.

Managing Your Lab

  •  Lab Management Resources
    Increase your research productivity with these resources on staffing, managing, mentoring, and leading a research group (Cottrell Scholars Collaborative).

Fostering Ethical Conduct

Use guidelines and case studies to raise awareness of ethical issues and promote high standards of integrity.

Developing a Safety Culture

Teaching Effectively

  • Teaching Resources
    Leverage the research on student learning by using these strategies, materials, and assessments (Cottrell Scholars Collaborative).
  • Journal of Chemical Education
    Refer to peer-reviewed articles and related information on chemical content, activities, laboratory experiments, instructional methods, and pedagogies.
  • Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities
    Promote full participation of students with disabilities in the classroom and laboratory by using this practical information.

Mentoring Students

  • Mentoring Resources
    Guide research students and postdoctoral scholars more effectively using these orientation documents, case studies, lists of competencies, evaluations and assessments, and mentoring guides (Cottrell Scholars Collaborative).           

Providing Career Guidance

Help your students and postdoctoral scholars explore their career options and pursue their goals.

Writing Competitive Grants

  • Grant Writing Resources
    Strengthen your proposals using by learning more about specific grant programs, along with guidelines and grant writing strategies (Cottrell Scholars Collaborative).

Finding Collaborators

  • ACS Directory of Graduate Research
    Use the ACS Directory of Graduate Research (DGRweb), the most comprehensive source of information on chemical research and researchers at universities in North America, to locate potential partners.

Are you a new faculty member?

Attend the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop 
An interactive workshop designed to help newly-hired chemistry faculty to develop strong research and teaching programs. Topics include: 

  • implementation of evidence-based teaching practices in the classroom
  • integration of teaching and research
  • student mentoring
  • effective time management

Read “Keeping an Academic Job”, the final chapter in And Gladly Teach: A Resource Book for Chemists Considering Academic Careers 

Looking to recruit new faculty?

Meet potential candidates at the Academic Employment Initiative (AEI)
Senior graduate students and postdoctoral scholars showcase their teaching and research goals at ACS national meetings.

Mentor potential candidates at the Postdoc to Faculty Workshop
Held prior to fall ACS national meetings.