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Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop: Professional Development For New Chemistry Faculty And Initial Assessment Of Its Efficacy, Lane A. Baker, Devasmita Chakraverty, Linda Columbus, Andrew L. Feig, William S. Jenks, Matthew Pilarz, Marilyne Stains, Rory Waterman, Jodi L. Wesemann Oct 2014

Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop: Professional Development For New Chemistry Faculty And Initial Assessment Of Its Efficacy, Lane A. Baker, Devasmita Chakraverty, Linda Columbus, Andrew L. Feig, William S. Jenks, Matthew Pilarz, Marilyne Stains, Rory Waterman, Jodi L. Wesemann

Chemistry Publications

The Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop (CSC NFW) is a professional development program that was initiated in 2012 to address absences in the preparation of chemistry faculty at research universities as funded researchers and educators (i.e., teacher–scholars). The primary focus of the workshop is an introduction to evidence-based teaching methods; other topics including mentoring, work–life balance, time management, and grant writing are also addressed. A longer-term aim of the workshop is to develop lifelong teacher–scholars by encouraging workshop participants to engage with teaching-focused faculty learning communities through the CSC NFW and at their institutions. The ...


Adaptation Of An Instrument For Measuring The Cognitive Complexity Of Organic Chemistry Exam Items, Jeffrey R. Raker, Jaclyn M. Trate, Thomas Holme, Kristen Murphy Jan 2013

Adaptation Of An Instrument For Measuring The Cognitive Complexity Of Organic Chemistry Exam Items, Jeffrey R. Raker, Jaclyn M. Trate, Thomas Holme, Kristen Murphy

Chemistry Publications

Experts use their domain expertise and knowledge of examinees’ ability levels as they write test items. The expert test writer can then estimate the difficulty of the test items subjectively. However, an objective method for assigning difficulty to a test item would capture the cognitive demands imposed on the examinee as well as be assignable by any domain expert familiar with the examinee group. One such instrument for assigning objective complexity of general chemistry exam items has already been reported. A revised instrument for assigning objective complexity of organic chemistry exam items is presented including the reliability and validity studies ...