ERIC Number: ED040049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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The Role of the Liberal Arts Colleges in the Education of Chemists, Serial Publication Number 45.
Walter, Robert I.
This report summarizes the background data, proceedings, conclusions and recommendations of a conference on the role of the liberal arts colleges in the education of chemists. The conference considered the relative advantages of undergraduate education in chemistry at liberal arts colleges and universities. The role of the colleges in contemporary chemical education was summarized on the basis of quantitative data when that was available, and otherwise on the basis of the consensus of opinion of the conferees. Four invited speakers contributed statements on the preparation of graduates of the colleges for graduate study at a university, and on the problems of "quality" and "have not" colleges. The informal consensus of the conference in a number of areas for which no supporting data are available are presented as statements in response to questions which emerged as the focus of concern throughout the discussion. These statements are followed by discussion of some alternatives to the traditional undergraduate program. The conference also prepared recommendations on faculty, instrumentation and its maintenance, and curriculum. The report concludes with a list of problems on which data are inadequate, and which are sufficiently important to justify serious additional study. (LC)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Role, College Science, Conference Reports, Instruction, School Surveys, Science Education, Science Programs
Advisory Council on College Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, Stanford Univ., Stanford, California 94305 (free)
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Authoring Institution: Advisory Council on Coll. Chemistry.