Tuesday July 31, AM Sessions

S43: Evolution of the ACS Approval Process: Moving Beyond the 2008 Guidelines

Organizer: Anne McCoy (The Ohio State University, USA)

Presider: Anne McCoy (The Ohio State University, USA)

Members of the ACS Committee on Professional Training will present background on the approval process and how it has evolved from its inception in the late 1930s to where it is today. The talks will focus on opportunities and challenges associated with increased flexibility of the curriculum under the 2008 guidelines, and what the approval process could and should look like as we look ahead to the next version of the ACS Guidelines. An important aspect of this symposium is to provide a forum for discussion about opportunities as well as challenges associated with the current guidelines. Areas of focus include: how infrastructure requirements (e.g., contact hours, library resources, faculty size) impact approved programs, programs seeking approval and the ability of programs to educate chemists; and the role of online courses or distance learning. Ample time will be provided for discussion. The Committee welcomes feedback as we begin the process of revising the 2008 Guidelines.

     Introduction 9:30am-9:35am

P401: Historical background of the ACS Approval Program

Anne McCoy 9:35am – 9:55am – Life Sciences 013

P402: The evolving landscape of chemistry education.

Richard Schwenz 9:55am – 10:15am – Life Sciences 013

Discussion 10:15am-10:35am

P403: The role of undergraduate research in the certified chemistry major

Thomas Wenzel 10:35am – 10:55am – Life Sciences 013

Break 10:55am-11:10am

P404: The increasingly multidisciplinary nature of chemistry.

Joseph Francisco 11:10am – 11:30am – Life Sciences 013

P405: Challenges in preparing professional chemists: Imparting and assessing student skills

Joel Shulman 1:30am – 11:50am – Life Sciences 013

Discussion 11:50am-12:10pm

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