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Symposium: The First Two Years and the 2015 ACS Guidelines

Recent revisions to ACS guidelines have implications for chemistry education in both two- and four-year programs. On August 1, 2016, these implications were discussed in the symposium, "The First Two Years and the 2015 ACS Guideliens," at the 2016 Biennial Conference on Chemistry Education.

Download the presentations below, or contact the ACS Undergraduate Programs Office for more information.


(Note: unless otherwise noted, all speakers were members of the Society Committee on Education's Task Force on the Revision of the 2009 ACS Guidelines on Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs)

Integration of chemistry-based technology programs in ACS guidelines and lessons learned  

Tamika Duplessis, Delgado Community College (LA)

Find out what all types of chemistry education can learn from the recommendations for chemistry-based technology programs.

Importance of partnerships in two-year college chemistry programs  

Joan Sabourin, Emeritus, Delta College (MI)

Regardless of the type of program, partnering with four-year institutions, employers, other on-campus units, and others is a big part of students success. Learn why partnerships matter for you at this presentation.

Safety in the 2015 ACS guidelines

Julie Ellefson, Harper College (IL)

Learn about the expanded safety guidelines and resources that can help you bolster chemical safety on your campus.

Updated student skills in the 2015 ACS Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs

Susan Shih, Emeritus, College of DuPage (IL)

Students need more than just chemistry knowledge to be academically and professionally successful. Find out what other skills ACS recommends and how you can address them.

Student mentoring and the ACS Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs

Mark Michalovic, Bucks County Community College (PA)

Learn more about ways to help your students succeed through mentoring.  

Fostering alignment between the ACS Guidelines for degree programs at 2-year and 4-year institutions

Thomas J. Wenzel, Bates College (ME); Chair, ACS Committee on Professional Training

Aligning the guidelines for two- and four-year programs is a critical piece of supporting student transfer. Find out what the alignment means for you at this presentation.