Faculty members are responsible for defining and executing the goals of the undergraduate program, supporting, and facilitating both student learning of content knowledge and the development of professional skills, which together constitute an undergraduate chemistry education. An energetic, accomplished, and diverse faculty (in gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and ability) is essential to an excellent undergraduate program. An ACS approved program therefore has mechanisms in place to recruit, retain, and welcome a qualified and diverse faculty, maintain the professional competence of its faculty, provide faculty development and mentoring opportunities, and provide regular feedback regarding faculty performance.
Number of faculty members
Use of Teaching Assistants
Graduate and, or undergraduate teaching assistants must be trained and supervised.
(60 minutes = 1 contact hour)
General rule: All faculty regardless of rank or title must have 15 or fewer contact hours per semester/quarter.
Faculty with >15 contact hours in a single semester or quarter may be compliant if:
Faculty involved in instruction
Institutions should provide: