Integrating Chemical Information Instruction into the Community College Chemistry Curriculum Chicago-2007
BOB LANDOLTTEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITYSOUNDS DULL!
ONLINE ACCESS IS THE ANSWER
BOB LANDOLTTEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
BUT WHAT ARE THE QUESTIONS?
QUESTIONS ARISE BECAUSE:COMMUNITY COLLEGES ARE PUIs (Primarily Undergraduate Institutions)RESEARCH INCREASINGLY IS IMPORTANT TRANSFERABILITY CRUCIALMULTIPLE CAREER PATHS SERVEDPURPOSE(S) OF SCIENCE EDUCATION
PURPOSE(S) OF SCIENCE EDUCATION(Faculty View of Student):
1944 Cartoon, From Morrison and Boyd, 6th Ed. 1992, p. 474-(Note Bump on Donalds Head)Students View of Their Situation:
Heart-Cut Question: HOW to Distinguish Sense from Nonsense?
David Saxon, 1983, President, U. California, Educating students for life in a technological society is enormously difficult ...ability to distinguish sense from nonsense is an indispensable aspect.
"The Place of Science and Technology in the Liberal Arts Curriculum" David S. Saxon Leonardo, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Autumn, 1983), pp. 316-319
Education is entirely an inner condition unlike training, not really "about" the world outside of the person. It must include--the ability to distinguish sense from nonsense, not only in others, but in the self.
The Panamanian Panda Paradigm, http://www.sourcetext.com/grammarian/newslettersv12/12.5.htm
SOARING COSTS! FEW SCIENCE LIBRARIANS!ELECTRONIC SEARCHING REQUIRES SPECIAL EXPERTISE (?)INFORMATICS Challenges for PUI Chemistry Generally
ACS 2-Year Program Guidelines (S57):http://www.chemistry.org/portal/resources/ACS/ACSContent/education/institutional/2ycbroc.pdf
Because of the increasing volume and complexity of chemical literature, students are no longer able to acquire skills in information retrieval without some formal instruction. Skills (e.g., using Chemical Abstracts, other compilations): integrating them into courses
through library exercises and/or research papers
online interactive computer file experiences.
Accomplished by:cooperative library arrangements and
CA full abstracts access required!CA online? Students must have good, timely access. Minimum of 14 current journals subscriptions Online journals acceptable if full material routinely is accessible to students.Computer access by students must not be unduly limited by cost or impractical access times.ACS Library Guidelines (4 Year Schools)http://www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=education\cpt\library.html ABOUT TRANSFERABILITY?
NEEDS OF MULTIPLE CAREER PATHS?CHEMISTRY FOR SCIENCE MAJORSNURSING AND OTHER HEALTH SPECIALTIESENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/SAFETY ORIENTATIONLIBERAL ARTS/ NON-SCIENCE MAJORS
From Todays Chemist At Work, ACS Publications, Feb. 2003, p80
RESEARCH?Community Colleges Tackle Research, C&E NEWS, October 16, 2006, http://pubs.acs.org/cen/education/84/8442education.htmlCommunity College Led Advances in Undergraduate Education, Tom Higgins,, Harold Washington College, email@example.comSummer URP/ RUI/ SURFing http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/joceah/2005/70/i02/abs/jo0490651.html
RESOURCES HUGE AND GROWING!
~8 MONTHS LATERhttp://www.cas.org/cgi-bin/regreport.pl
THE INTERNET RESOURCES ARE ONLINECONSORTIAWONDERFUL TIME FOR PUIs! SIZE AND LOCATION NEUTRALIZED AS LIMITING FACTORS:
Provide FACULTY with fundamental sophistication in Chemical Informatics.
Teach STUDENTS to determine if information exists, how to retrieve it and assess its quality.
Enable DECISION-MAKERS to see how institutional resources may be used efficiently. UCAIR OBJECTIVES
UCAIR IN A NUTSHELL! (E=ELECTRONIC; PUI= PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS) 4 TEXAS PUIs-CHEMICAL INFORMATICS LITERACY
30 TEXAS PUIs- CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS E ACCESS
24 U.S PUIs- ACS JOURNALS E ACCESS
10 PUIs-ACS JOURNALS ARCHIVES E ACCESS
2006- PROTOTYPE WORKSHOP AT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HCC-Central organic chemistry students seem to be having fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.Reproduced, with consent from The Egalitarian, the Newspaper of the Houston Community College Central Campus
Searching CACommand Language: User Friendly Software: Web-based STN Easy: (chemistrys Google} SciFinder Scholar:Standard TransmissionAutomatic TransmissionTaking a Taxi
Starting Point!DROP-DOWN MENUS SELECT BY WORD, CAS#, DATE, ETC.
STUDENTS SHOULD INCLUDE COST FACTORS AS PART OF THEIR REPORT!WITH ACADEMIC DISCOUNT (10-20%), COST < $5-10
UCAIR ON THE ROAD
PUIs USING ACS WEB EDITIONS
AT 24 SCHOOLS FOR18 MONTHS
WHATS NEXT?ESTABLISH COLLABORATIONSTwo Year College Chemistry Conferences (Consortium) --2YC3Resource Publishers, including ACS Pubs, STN, Merck, CRC, etc.Undergraduate Library CommunityCreate Problem-Oriented ExercisesTeaching ChemistryOpen-EndedInternet DeliverablesOn-campus, Regional and/or Online Workshops
FAMILIER TO ORGANIC STUDENTS?
skillapplicationEFFORTTRADITIONAL VIEWYEAR 1234G. SCHOOL
skillapplicationEFFORTUCAIR APPROACH AT PUIsYEAR 1234G. SCHOOLBoth Steps Earlier and Easier
Usually the time it takes a system to become out-dated is just about the same amount of time it takes me to understand it!
Not Just SkillsEFFORTPROJECTED APPROACH AT COMMUNITY COLLEGESYEAR 1234G. SCHOOLWHATS NEEDED?
NEEDED: A DROMEDARY!THANKS TO WIKIPEDIA FOR BOTH CAMELS!
Skill/Application*EFFORTPROJECTED APPROACH AT COMMUNITY COLLEGESYEAR12*Through Problem-Oriented ActivitiesIntegrated into Courselower
PROBLEM-ORIENTED LAB FOR ENTRY LEVEL COURSES FOOD ADDITIVESIDENTIFY 10-20 ADDITIVESLOCATELD50s and Safety/Health IssuesFunction in productDo pluses out weigh minuses?REPORTS INVOLVE 3 COMPONENTS
TASK FORCE APPROACHCOOPERATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
PLAN OF ATTACK NEEDS TO BE AGREED UPON
JOB TO BE BROKEN INTO SUBTASKSCAS#S MUST BE DETERMINED INDIVIDUALS CHOSEN FOR ROLES CO-LEADERS!REPORT COMPILERS
REQUIRED REPORT FORMATTHREE CLEARLY LABELED SECTIONS
INTRODUCTION-A PROBLEM STATEMENT
EXPERIMENTAL-WHAT WAS DONE
RESULTS/ CONCLUSIONS/ EVALUATION
(REFERENCES PROPERLY FOOTNOTED!)
REPORT MUST BE SIGNED BY EVERY TEAM MEMBER, UNDER STATEMENT:
I have contributed to and read this report
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