ACS Approval Program News

The ACS Office of Higher Education Newsletter features up-to-date program information and insights into the excellent chemical education provided by ACS Approved programs nationwide. Subscribe to receive Approval Program news, as well as institution highlights and featured articles on pedagogy, safety, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect, in your inbox biannually.

Featured Articles

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CPT Member Spotlight: Anna, Irwin, & Muchalski

New members join the committee every year and provide fresh perspectives to the group. Three associate members began their service in January 2023: Laura Anna, Matt Irwin, and Hubert Muchalski. They bring their chemistry expertise, commitment to ACS, and broad professional experiences to the approval program.

Chemistry Communities of Practice

Thanks to a collection of "communities of practice" across chemistry subdisciplines, instructors are finding new ways to connect and engage with peers online and in person. In addition, they are tapping into and contributing to a wealth of supplemental teaching resources that can make classrooms and labs more interesting, motivating, and relevant for both instructor and student.

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ACS Adds Green Concepts to Approval Guidelines

The American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute's contributions have helped the ACS Committee on Professional Training map new green chemistry requirements for approved bachelor’s degree programs that will go into effect in 2025.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect
Read about the new DEIR section of the ACS Guidelines.

Safety Corner
Learn more about the latest ACS Presidential Safety Summit.
Institutional Highlights

Read about how two chemistry programs strive to build diverse and inclusive environments that build their graduates up beyond the curriculum.

CPT Member Profiles

Three CPT members share how their backgrounds as education scholars have influenced their efforts to influence the future of chemistry education with the committee.

Newly Approved Institutions

Congratulations to the following institutions on successful completion of the ACS approval process!

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