ERIC Number: ED294597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Critical Issues in Two-Year College Chemistry: Report with Recommendations. Report of the 1985 Invitational Education Conference Sponsored by the Society Committee on Education of the American Chemical Society (Chevy Chase, Maryland, November 15-17, 1985).
American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.
In November 1985, the American Chemical Society's (ACS's) Committee on Education invited 43 participants, including two- and four-year college chemistry teachers, administrators, and representatives from various agencies and the chemical industry, to identify issues affecting two-year college chemistry education and to make recommendations to agencies capable of addressing these issues. The conference was organized around 12 topics: two-year colleges today, two-year college chemistry students, chemistry faculty, curricular trends, chemical technology programs, teaching chemistry in two-year colleges, curricular guidelines, the use consultants for program development, administrative and financial support, articulation among colleges, National Science Foundation perspectives, and regional accreditation programs. Drawing from discussions held at the conference, this report presents recommendations to: (1) the National Science Board, concerning such topics as faculty growth and development, laboratory and instructional equipment, and curriculum improvement; (2) the ACS's Committee on Education, offering guidelines for chemistry education in the two-year colleges, consultation and outreach, and the development of public understanding of the sciences; (3) the governing bodies of the ACS; (4) the two-year colleges, concerning college faculty, administrators, and governing boards; and (5) other professional organizations. A list of conference participants is included. (EJV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.