Resources for Excellence Workshops

While numerous resources exist for supporting excellence in two-year college chemistry education, finding the right resources and strategies to address your particular needs can be challenging. The Resources for Excellence workshops are designed to help faculty meet this challenge.  

Developed by the Society Committee on Education and the ACS Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3), Resources for Excellence is a series of interactive workshops that help two-year college chemistry educators find the solutions that work for them.

Participants in Resources for Excellence workshops

  • Develop customized strategies and action plans to address specific challenges at individual two-year colleges
  • Create a network of supportive two-year college colleagues
  • Identify and implement resources to foster excellence in two-year college chemistry education

The Resources for Excellence workshops are facilitated by specially trained two-year college chemistry faculty and are held at conferences across the country. They cost nothing but the registration fee for the meeting.

Upcoming workshops

Get a jump start using the ACS Assessment Tool for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs: A Resources for Excellence workshop

209th Two-Year College Chemistry Conference,
Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO
March 20-21, 2015

Two-year programs are under increasing pressure to perform self-assessments and document their outcomes. The ACS Assessment Tool for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs is a resource to help your institution identify strengths and opportunities for growth in the context of the ACS Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs.

During this workshop, the assessment tool will be presented along with data as to how institutions use the assessment tool. Additional ideas on how to use the assessment tool will be discussed, and participants will have a chance to start working on a section of the assessment tool. Participants will leave with an action plan to complete part or all of the assessment tool. Our goal is to decrease the activation barrier for using the assessment tool.

Teaching with technology…What works and what doesn’t: A Resources for Excellence workshop

210th Two-Year College Chemistry Conference
Windward Community College, Kaneohe, HI
May 22-23, 2015

Whether it be online homework, in-class quizzing, virtual labs or learning management systems, technology has shaped how we are now able to teach chemistry. This session will be a discussion of what works and what doesn’t work and how the ACS Undergraduate Programs Office can help support your decision to use technology in your classroom. Participation by all attendees is encouraged. Bring your stories, your web links and your files to share.

Facilitator Opportunities

Interesting in becoming a Resources for Excellence facilitator? ACS is on the lookout for two-year college chemistry faculty to join the cadre of workshop facilitators. Training and workshop materials will be provided. Please contact the ACS Undergraduate Programs Office (1-800-227-5558, ext. 6108) for more information.

Contact Us

For more information, or to suggest ideas for future workshops, please contact the ACS Undergraduate Programs Office (1-800-227-5558, ext. 6108).