The 2014 schedule of Resources for Excellence workshops has been announced. These interactive workshops guide two-year college chemistry programs through the development of customized strategies to address specific concerns at their home institutions.
Developed in 2010, the Resources for Excellence workshops are managed jointly by the CHED Committee on Chemistry in the Two-Year College (COCTYC) and the ACS Office of Two-Year Colleges.
In the Resources for Excellence workshops, a series of group and breakout discussions are used to help participants develop strategies to address areas of program growth identified at the beginning of each workshop. Participants also identify portions of the ACS Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs and other resources that can support their strategies.
Participants in Resources for Excellence workshops
- Develop customized strategies and action plans to address specific challenges at individual two-year colleges
- Create a network of supportive two-year college colleagues
- Identify and implement resources to foster excellence in two-year college chemistry education
Workshops are planned for the following conferences and will be free for conference participants:
- 204th Conference of the Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium, Collin College - Central Park Campus (CPC) in McKinney, TX, March 14-15, 2014 (OVER)
- 205th 2YC3 Conference, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha, WI, May 16-17, 2014 (OVER)
- 206th Conference (BCCE), Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, August 2014
- 207th Conference, Florida State College at Jacksonville, jacksonville, FL (Early Fall 2014)
- 208th Conference, San Jacinto College - Central Campus, Pasadena, TX, November 14-15, 2014
Requests to host Resources for Excellence workshops at other conferences or individual opportunities are welcome. The flexible format of the workshops is adaptable to a variety of venues and audiences. Please contact the ACS Office of Two-Year Colleges (2YColleges@acs.org; 1-800-227-5558, ext. 8281) or visit www.acs.org/2YColleges for more information.