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Designing, Implementing, and Assessing a New Four-Year Undergraduate Curriculum

Mcgill
Tracy McGill
Department of Chemistry
Emory University
Chemistry Building, Room 400
Department Colloquium

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Acknowledging the limitations of traditional curricula and pedagogy, this seminar will describe the process of designing a new four-year curriculum at Emory University. The major goals of this reform effort include an emphasis on core ideas and scientific practices rather than content and historical course boundaries in order to convey the excitement, relevance, and interdisciplinary nature of 21st century chemistry to undergraduate students. Unexpected rewards, challenges, and new opportunities have emerged as both departmental and institutional cultures have incrementally shifted to catalyze new conversations and target new goals for undergraduate STEM education.

 

 

 

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