Professional skills in chemistry and chemistry-based technology curricula
Whether you call them “soft skills,” “higher order skills,” “employability skills,” or “student skills,” they are the skills that take students beyond chemistry knowledge into the world of chemical professionals. Here are some resources that may help you incorporate these skills into your curriculum.
Reports and papers
- Two-Year College Chemistry Landscape 2013 data tables and reported practices
See what practices survey participants particularly helpful in the teaching and assessment of professional skills.
- Journal of Chemical Education
Search for ideas on how faculty at two- and four-year institutions incorporate soft skills into the classroom.
Access to chemical literature
- ACS Open Access Initiatives
Find out how ACS makes chemical literature more accessible
ACS Webinar® recordings
- Write Well and Prosper – Science Writing Tips
- Tips for Creating High Impact Scientific Poster Presentations
- The Transition from Graduation to a Career in Industry
- The Introverts (and Shy Guys and Gals) Guide to Success in Science and Leadership
Student skills supplements to the ACS Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures for Bachelor’s Degree Programs
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