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Integrating chemical information instruction into the community college chemistry curriculum

Integrating Chemical Information Instruction into the Community College Chemistry Curriculum

SOUNDS DULL!

Chicago-2007

BOB LANDOLT

TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY


Online access is the answer

ONLINE ACCESS Community College Chemistry Curriculum IS THEANSWER

BUTWHAT ARE THE QUESTIONS?

Chicago-2007

BOB LANDOLT

TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY


Questions arise because
QUESTIONS ARISE BECAUSE: Community College Chemistry Curriculum

  • COMMUNITY COLLEGES ARE PUIs (Primarily Undergraduate Institutions)

  • RESEARCH INCREASINGLY IS IMPORTANT

  • TRANSFERABILITY CRUCIAL

  • MULTIPLE CAREER PATHS SERVED

  • PURPOSE(S) OF SCIENCE EDUCATION


Purpose s of science education faculty view of student
PURPOSE(S) OF SCIENCE EDUCATION Community College Chemistry Curriculum(Faculty View of Student):


Students’ View of Their Situation: Community College Chemistry Curriculum

1944 Cartoon, From Morrison and Boyd, 6th Ed. 1992, p. 474-(Note Bump on Donald’s Head)


Heart cut question how to distinguish sense from nonsense
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


‘INFORMATICS’ Nonsense?”Challenges for PUI Chemistry Generally

SOARING COSTS!

FEW SCIENCE LIBRARIANS!

ELECTRONIC SEARCHING REQUIRES SPECIAL EXPERTISE (?)


ACS Nonsense?”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

electronic access.


ABOUT TRANSFERABILITY? Nonsense?”

ACS Library Guidelines (4 Year Schools)

http://www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=education\cpt\library.html

  • CAfull 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.


Needs of multiple career paths
NEEDS OF MULTIPLE CAREER PATHS? Nonsense?”

  • CHEMISTRY FOR SCIENCE MAJORS

  • NURSING AND OTHER HEALTH SPECIALTIES

  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/SAFETY ORIENTATION

  • LIBERAL ARTS/ NON-SCIENCE MAJORS



Research
RESEARCH? 2003, p80

  • Community Colleges Tackle Research, C&E NEWS, October 16, 2006,http://pubs.acs.org/cen/education/84/8442education.html

  • Community College Led Advances in Undergraduate Education, Tom Higgins,, Harold Washington College,[email protected]

  • Summer ‘URP’/ ‘RUI’/ ‘SURFing’

    http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/joceah/2005/70/i02/abs/jo0490651.html


Date 2003, p80

Wed Jul 19 13:09:04 EDT 2006

Count

28,885,178 organic and inorganic substances

57,673,004 sequences,

CAS RN

894495-18-2 is the most recent CAS Registry Number

RESOURCES HUGE AND GROWING!


Date 2003, p80

Fri., Mar. 16 19:22:37 EDT 2007

Count

31,095,401 organic and inorganic substances ~2 million more

58,703,712 sequences ~1 million

CAS RN

927021-36-1, the most recent CAS Registry Number as of above date

~8 MONTHS LATER

http://www.cas.org/cgi-bin/regreport.pl


Ucair a

UCAIR 2003, p80(a)

UNDERGRADUATE

COOPERATIVE

ACCESS

To

INFORMATIONRESOURCES

http://department.txwes.edu/che/rlandolt/ucair2003.html


WONDERFUL TIME FOR PUIs! 2003, p80

SIZE AND LOCATION NEUTRALIZED

AS LIMITING FACTORS:

THE INTERNET

RESOURCES ARE ONLINE

CONSORTIA


UCAIR OBJECTIVES 2003, p80

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 IN A NUTSHELL! 2003, p80

(‘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 ca
Searching CA fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

Command Language:

User Friendly Software:

Web-based STN Easy: (chemistry’s “Google”}

SciFinder Scholar:

“Standard Transmission”

“Automatic Transmission”

“Taking a Taxi”

“Chauffer-Driven Limo”


Starting Point! fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

DROP-DOWN MENUS SELECT BY WORD, CAS#, DATE, ETC.


WITH ACADEMIC DISCOUNT (10-20%), COST < $5-10 fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

STUDENTS SHOULD INCLUDE COST FACTORS AS PART OF THEIR REPORT!


UCAIR ‘ON THE ROAD’ fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”


PUIs USING ACS WEB EDITIONS fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”


AT 24 SCHOOLS FOR18 MONTHS fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”


What s next
WHAT’S NEXT? fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

  • ESTABLISH COLLABORATIONS

    • Two Year College Chemistry Conferences (Consortium) --2YC3

    • Resource Publishers, including ACS Pubs, STN, Merck, CRC, etc.

    • Undergraduate Library Community

  • Create Problem-Oriented Exercises

    • Teaching Chemistry

    • Open-Ended

    • Internet Deliverables

  • On-campus, Regional and/or Online Workshops


FAMILIER TO ORGANIC STUDENTS? fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”


TRADITIONAL VIEW fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

application

EFFORT

skill

YEAR 1 2 3 4 G. SCHOOL


UCAIR APPROACH AT PUIs fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

EFFORT

application

skill

YEAR 1 2 3 4G. SCHOOL

Both Steps Earlier and Easier


Usually fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”the time it takes a system to become out-dated is just about the same amount of time it takes me to understand it!


PROJECTED APPROACH AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

EFFORT

Not Just Skills

YEAR 1 2 3 4 G. SCHOOL

WHAT’S NEEDED?


Needed a dromedary
NEEDED: A DROMEDARY! fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

THANKS TO WIKIPEDIA FOR BOTH CAMELS!


PROJECTED APPROACH AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

EFFORT

Skill/Application*

lower

YEAR 1 2

*Through Problem-Oriented Activities

Integrated into Course


PROBLEM-ORIENTED “LAB” fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

FOR ENTRY LEVEL COURSES ”FOOD ADDITIVES”

  • IDENTIFY 10-20 “ADDITIVES”

  • LOCATE

    LD50s and Safety/Health Issues

    Function in product

    Do ‘pluses’ out weigh ‘minuses?’

  • REPORTS INVOLVE 3 COMPONENTS


Task force approach

TASK FORCE APPROACH fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

COOPERATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

PLAN OF ATTACK NEEDS TO BE AGREED UPON

JOB TO BE BROKEN INTO SUBTASKS

CAS#’S MUST BE DETERMINED

INDIVIDUALS CHOSEN FOR ROLES

CO-LEADERS!

REPORT COMPILERS


Required report format

REQUIRED REPORT FORMAT fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

THREE 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: fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”“I have contributed to and read this report”______________(TYPED NAME) SIGNATURE


Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

ACS

PUBLICATIONS DIVISION

CA/STN INTERNATIONAL

THE WELCH FOUNDATION

CAMILLE AND HENRI DREYFUS FOUNDATION

RESEARCH CORPORATION


Your task force problem
Your Task Force PROBLEM fun as Dr. Robert Landolt checks out their progress.”

  • PROVIDE A REPORT

  • SUITABLE FOR THE EPA

    on the

  • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

    of

  • CHLORINATED BENZENES

    in the

  • OCEAN ENVIRONMENT


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