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Featured Articles: April 2024

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 CPT Member Spotlight: Habay, Serbuela, Tong

New members join the committee every year and provide fresh perspectives to the group. Three associate members began their service in January 2024: Stephen Habay, Laura Serbuela, and William Tong.

Alternative Grading in Chemistry Helps Emphasize Learning

Adopters of alternative grading see it as offering something that traditional grading does not: a shift in student motivation away from chasing percentage points on quizzes and tests, and toward learning the material. 

Enhancing Ethics and Professional Conduct in Chemistry Training

New guidelines go beyond plagiarism and falsifying data to many other aspects, including sustainability and teamwork.


Shining the Spotlight on Transfer Students

Students who start at community colleges need timely advising and support to build community, adapt to new institutions, and navigate complex course equivalencies.

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

Safety Corner
Learn more about the 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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