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Wednesday, August 6 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S66: Plugging the Leak: Increasing Access and Improving the Persistence of Underrepresented Minorities (URMs)and Women in Chemistry and Related Disciplines

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It has been suggested that as the nation seeks to strengthen its stance in STEM, it must leverage the talents of all citizens including underrepresented minorities (URMs) and women.  This symposium will focus on impactful teaching and learning support strategies that lead to measurable academic success among diverse populations throughout the undergraduate chemistry curriculum, with primary focus being on the first and second year chemistry courses.  Chemical educators will present their experiences regarding course design, content delivery methods (traditional, flipped, web-enhanced, blended, etc.), and in-class activities that promote critical thinking, skill development, and concept mastery.   Best practices will be shared regarding the use of educational technology tools, team and inquiry-based learning strategies, and web-based resources.  Models for measuring the impact of these strategies and assessment data on student learning outcomes and retention will be presented. In addition, educators will discuss the impact of strategies on self-guided learning and self-efficacy

Presider: Leyte Winfield, Spelman College

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Leyte Winfield

Spelman College


Lisa Hibbard

Associate Professor, Spelman College
I am interested in using technology in the classroom and have been using a semi self-paced blended format in my general chemistry classes. I also teach physical chemistry and am looking to revise that course.

Wednesday August 6, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
MAK A1161