P533: Teaching and assessing employability or student skills in the chemistry curriculum

Author: Mark Michalovic, Bucks County Community College, USA

Co-Author: Nancy Konigsberg Kerner, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA

Date: 8/5/14

Time: 4:20 PM4:40 PM

Room: MAN 122

Related Symposium: S15

Over the past five years, employability skills, such as teamwork, leadership, and ethics, have played an increasingly important role in the higher education landscape. As ACS prepares to revise its Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs, the impact of incorporating these skills into the two-year curriculum has to be addressed in order for the Guidelines to remain current with the needs of the community. In this interactive presentation, members of the SOCED Task Force on the Revision of the Guidelines will present what is known about the current status of employability skills education and assessment and solicit input from the audience on what ACS can do to support chemistry educators. Come share your successes, challenges, and insights on teaching and assessing employability skills.

P168: Teaching and assessing employability or student skills in the chemistry curriculum

Author: Mark Michalovic, Bucks County Community College, USA

Co-Author:

Date: 8/4/14

Time: 10:15 AM10:35 AM

Room: MAK A2121

Related Symposium: S18

Over the past five years, employability skills, such as teamwork, leadership, and ethics, have played an increasingly important role in the higher education landscape. As ACS prepares to revise its Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs, the impact of incorporating these skills into the two-year curriculum has to be addressed in order for the Guidelines to remain current with the needs of the community. In this interactive presentation, members of the SOCED Task Force on the Revision of the Guidelines will present what is known about the current status of employability skills education and assessment and solicit input from the audience on what ACS can do to support chemistry educators. Come share your successes, challenges, and insights on teaching and assessing employability skills.