Article on Chemistry Transformation in C&E News!

Chemistry
The American Chemical Society has published a story in its Chemical and Engineering News magazine about the course transformation efforts in MSU's Department of Chemistry! Read the article here: Stop. Draw. Discuss: How high school approaches are helping fix undergraduate chemistry.
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Publication in Science Advances

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Publication
The team's manuscript, "Evaluating the extent of a large-scale transformation in gateway science courses," is accepted to Science Advances! Read the abstract below: We evaluate the impact of an institutional effort to transform undergraduate science courses using an approach based on course assessments. The approach is guided by A Framework for K-12 Science Education and focuses on scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas, together called three-dimensional learning. To evaluate the extent of change, we applied the Three-dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol to 4 years of chemistry, physics, and biology course exams. Changes in exams differed by discipline and even by course, apparently depending on an interplay between departmental culture, course organization, and perceived course ownership, demonstrating the complex nature of transformation in higher education. We conclude that while transformation must…
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