Committee on Professional Training
The Committee on Professional Training (CPT) promotes excellence in postsecondary chemistry education and provides leadership to the ACS in the professional training of chemists.
2019 Periodic Reports
- CPT Workshop in Orlando
For those institutions interested in obtaining ACS approval and for those individuals who want to understand more of the nuances of the ACS Guidelines, there will be a presentation at the Spring ACS National Meeting entitled "Navigating the ACS Guidelines and Approval Process". The workshop will be held on Sunday, March 31, from 2:00 to 3:00pm, in the Lake George A Room at the Hilton Orlando Hotel. Please join us!
- CPT Open Meeting in Orlando
We invite you to attend the CPT open meeting at the 257th ACS National Meeting in Orlando, Florida, from 4:00 to 5:00pm on Sunday, March 31, in the Lake George A Room at the Hilton Orlando Hotel.
- Survey on Graduate Education
CPT will be deploying a survey to department chairs of Ph.D. granting institutions starting the first week in March. This survey will focus on the ways in which graduate education has evolved and, in particular, how it aligns with the competencies as described in the National Academies report on Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century. Data will be available to graduate programs later in 2019.
News & Announcements
- Certificates Available for ACS-Certified Graduates
The head or chair of ACS-approved chemistry programs presents ACS certificates to students that receive a baccalaureate degree and complete a curriculum consistent with the ACS Guidelines. If you would like to have certificates available for presentation to your certified graduates, please contact us at email@example.com.
- New Supplements
- New Safety Resources from the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety
ACS Approval Program
Reports and Surveys
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Guidelines Revisions Feedback
Watch this space for short (1-3 question) surveys and polls focusing on the upcoming guidelines revisions.
Current polls include (click on the links):
- Weigh in on faculty workload
- Tell us about the skills needed to succeed as a chemist
- Provide input on the value of an ACS approved program
- Give us your thoughts on Outcome Assessment as a model for approval.
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Everything You Want to Know About Periodic Reports - May 17, 2018