P331: Design and implementation of a General Chemistry support course

Author: Paula Weiss, Oregon State University, USA

Co-Author: Margie Haak, Oregon State University, USA; Ommidala Pattawong, Oregon State University, USA

Date: 8/4/14

Time: 2:05 PM2:25 PM

Room: MAK A1151

Related Symposium: S29

We will discuss the design and implementation of a full-year support course to increase student success in General Chemistry. The course provides support for developing problem-solving skills, effective study skills for chemistry courses, math review, and additional exposure to the chemistry concepts covered in General Chemistry. In the classroom students are engaged in problem-solving with other students, with guidance from general chemistry faculty and graduate teaching assistants. This presentation will focus on lessons learned in our first year of offering the course and plans for future implementations.