Committee on Chemistry in the Two-Year College (COCTYC) and the Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3 ) Report, Fall 2016

Tamika Duplessis []

The Committee on Chemistry in Two-Year Colleges, COCTYC, is the executive committee governing the Two Year College Chemistry Consortium,2YC3. 2YC3 provides a forum for chemistry educators to enhance student learning through professional development conferences. This committee is charged with the responsibility of three to four 2YC3 conferences per year, management of finances and publication of quarterly newsletter. 2YC3 is committed to the advancement of chemical education, the art of teaching chemistry, and the exchange of ideas and strategies regarding the first two years of chemistry and chemical technician programs. 2YC3 is open to chemistry educators at all levels- pre-service, high school, technical programs, two- and four-year colleges/universities in the US or elsewhere to learn more about innovative and effective ideas regarding teaching chemistry.

Since the last meeting, the committee has elected Mary Roslonowski as Chair-elect 2017. The committee has also hosted its 213th Conference at San Deigo City College March 11-12, 2016. In addition the committee has continued efforts to populate the Task Advisory Board Working Groups and appoint TAB Leads to those working groups. The Task Advisory Board now replaces our Regional Advisory Board and organizes its work according to specific tasks and is goal oriented. Some of the newly formed TAB Working Groups include College Sponsors, Membership, Newsletter, BCCE, and Partnerships.

At the upcoming meeting we will focus on efforts to provide support for upcoming conferences. Two new conferences have been confirmed –Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ (Nov. 4-5, 2016) and Bronx Community College (May 26-27, 2017). At the upcoming meeting, the committee will also continue working on plans for participation in the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE 2018). Additionally, discussions will continue on boosting membership and college sponsorships.

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