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SPECIAL TIME
Building Learning & Teaching Communities in Analytical Chemistry: From Campus to Textbook
Dr. Charles Lucy(University of Alberta)

Date & time

Friday, November 8, 2019
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Speaker(s)

Dr. Charles Lucy

Cost

This event is free

Website

Where

Richard J. Renaud Science Complex
7141 Sherbrooke W.

Wheelchair accessible

Yes

Location TBD

ABSTRACT:  Too often learning and teaching are done in isolation.  When the instructor feels alone in front of a sea of students, they forget that many students feel isolated and alone.  Quantitative analysis—where each student receives a unique unknown—provides a powerful context to foster group and peer-to-peer learning, which mitigate isolation and promote deeper learning.  I will share some strategies for fostering such learning communities.

But the instructor is still alone.  In many colleges there is a single analytical instructor. Regional workshops and national symposia on teaching analytical chemistry build and foster communities of analytical instructors.  I will share tactics that I have used to develop both types of forums.

BIO:  Dr. Charles (Chuck) Lucy is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta. He has co-authored over 160 research papers, and received the W.A.E. McBryde Medal and Maxxam Award from the Canadian Society of Chemistry. Chuck is also a passionate teacher who has taught classes of 400+ freshman students to discovery based graduate lectures. He was involved in development of a second-year research program1 and a course about careers in chemistry.2 But his primary teaching has been introductory analytical chemistry. He was a contributing author to the 9th edition of Daniel Harris’s Quantitative Chemical Analysis, and is a co-author of the upcoming 10th edition.

Chuck is a 3M National Teaching Fellow; and the Chemical Institute of Canada’s Award for Chemistry Education; and this year the UofA Interdepartmental Science Student Society’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the American Chemical Society’s Calvin Gidding’s Award in Analytical Chemistry Education. 

1.       https://www.ualberta.ca/chemistry/undergraduate-program/courses/advanced-research

2.       https://www.ualberta.ca/chemistry/undergraduate-program/courses/industrial-chem

Dr. Lucy is the guest of Dr. Dajana Vuckovic.

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