Events & Resources

Upcoming Events

  •  ACS Spring Meeting: Presidential Symposium: Markers of Excellence in ACS Approved Chemistry Programs
    •  Sunday, March 17, 2024; 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. CT  
    •  Room 244 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
  • Chairperson Discussion: Transfer Students
  • New Faculty Workshop:  May 29 - June 1, Washington D.C.
    • Applications available March 1
  • Department Chairperson Workshop: June 23 - 26, Washington D.C. 
    • Applications available April 1    

Past Events

  • Open Meetings (CPT)
  • Chairperson Discussions 
    • January 2024: Green Chemistry and the ACS Guidelines.  Resources (via Padlet).
    • October 2023: Recruiting and Retaining Faculty and Staff (discussion notes)
    • January 2023: Learning Loss (discussion notes)
    • October 2022:  A Conversation with Industry Folks (discussion notes 1 and 2)
    • April 2022:  The Use of Teaching Evaluations in Tenure and Promotion Decisions (notes)
    • January 2022:  Resiliance for Academic Leaders (Dr. Leslie Bira, resources)
    • October, 2021: General Chemistry Reform through a DEIR Lens (Suggestions from department chairs; Suggestions from faculty).  Presentation from Dr. Sam Pazicni, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • July 2021: Best Practices for New Department Chairs. Discussion notes available upon request (
    • April 2021: Academic Integrity.  Discussion notes available upon request (
    • January 2021:  COVID and Departmental Budgets: It's All About the Money
    • October 2020: Teaching Labs in the Time of COVID - Revisited
    • July 2020: Teaching Labs in the Time of COVID

Teaching Labs in the Time of COVID-19

On July 29, 2020, ACS's Education Division hosted a virtual meeting of faculty members and department chairs from ACS Approved institutions to discuss teaching labs in the time of COVID-19. The discussions resulted in a set of notes and other resources for those who are faced with new challenges of teaching labs face-to-face, virtually or a hybrid.