Appendix A

Statement of Task

An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a public workshop in May 2013 in Washington, D.C. This 1-day workshop will explore the current state of undergraduate chemistry education, with specific consideration of drivers and metrics of change, barriers to implementation of changes, and examples of innovation in the classroom. Research and innovation in undergraduate chemistry education has been done for many years, and one goal of this workshop is to assist in the transfer of lessons learned from the education research community to faculty members whose expertise lies in the field of chemistry rather than in education. This workshop will include a combination of formal presentations and working groups in an effort to stimulate engaging discussion among participants.

The committee will develop the workshop agenda, select and invite speakers and other participants, and moderate the discussions. The focus of the workshop will be on three main goals:

•   Identify and examine potential drivers for change,

•   Frankly discuss barriers to curricular modifications, and

•   Highlight recent results from large-scale innovations with special emphasis on those that are transferrable, widely applicable, and/or proven successful.

Following the workshop, an individually authored summary of the workshop will be prepared in accordance with institutional guidelines.



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Appendix A Statement of Task An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a public work- The committee will develop the workshop agenda, select shop in May 2013 in Washington, D.C. This 1-day workshop and invite speakers and other participants, and moderate will explore the current state of undergraduate chemistry the discussions. The focus of the workshop will be on three education, with specific consideration of drivers and met- main goals: rics of change, barriers to implementation of changes, and examples of innovation in the classroom. Research and inno- • Identify and examine potential drivers for change, vation in undergraduate chemistry education has been done • Frankly discuss barriers to curricular modifications, for many years, and one goal of this workshop is to assist in and the transfer of lessons learned from the education research • Highlight recent results from large-scale innovations community to faculty members whose expertise lies in the with special emphasis on those that are transferrable, field of chemistry rather than in education. This workshop widely applicable, and/or proven successful. will include a combination of formal presentations and working groups in an effort to stimulate engaging discussion Following the workshop, an individually authored sum- among participants. mary of the workshop will be prepared in accordance with institutional guidelines. 37

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