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ERIC Number: EJ1174958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2227-7102
Improving the Success of First Term General Chemistry Students at a Liberal Arts Institution
Stone, Kari L.; Shaner, Sarah E.; Fendrick, Carol M.
Education Sciences, v8 Article 5 2018
General Chemistry is a high impact course at Benedictine University where a large enrollment of ~250 students each year, coupled with low pass rates of a particularly vulnerable student population from a retention point of view (i.e., first-year college students), make it a strategic course on which to focus innovative pedagogical development. Although our institution is not alone in the challenges that this particular course presents, we have prioritized implementing interventional strategies targeting academically underprepared students to increase their success by providing a preparatory course prior to this gateway course. Focusing on the persistence framework to guide curricular decisions, progress towards aligning our general chemistry curriculum to the academic profile of our students has afforded much higher pass rates than even two years ago.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment
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