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.
Host a Workshop
Can't make a meeting? Want a workshop at your conference? We can come to you.
Email the ACS Undergraduate Programs Office to host a Resources for Excellence workshop at your institution or conference.
Teaching with technology... What works and what doesn't: A Resources for Excellence workshop
210th Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium 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.
Using the ACS Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs: a Resources for Excellence workshop
211th Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium Conference
St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO
September 18-19, 2015
Chemistry at two year institutions must satisfy many stakeholders. This session will review how the ACS Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs and other resources can be used to address common stakeholder issues such as literature, inquiry strategies, a culture of laboratory safety, and enrollment concerns. Discussion will start with case studies on how faculty have used the Guidelines. Participants will then determine how the Guidelines and other resources can best help them address key issues at their home institutions. If you are facing a challenge, bring it to this workshop and allow others who have experienced similar issues share how they have used ACS resources to seek solutions.
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.