Active Learning in Organic Chemistry Remote Workshop Application (Tu/Th June 1-17, 2021)
Organic Education Resources (www.organicers.org) invites Organic Chemistry instructors to apply to our Summer ā€™21 remote NSF-sponsored workshop (award numbers: DUE2021170, DUE2021175, DUE2021285). Enrollment in this no-cost workshop will be limited to 30 participants to promote collaborative activities and community building for a diverse group of faculty. Experienced members of the OrganicERs Leadership Board will introduce and facilitate implementation of evidence-based instructional methods. This workshop is designed for organic chemistry instructors who want to effectively implement or improve their use of active learning methods in their classrooms.

Participants will:
-Become part of a community of over 700 instructors committed to evidence-based instructional methods in organic chemistry,
-Improve their understanding of these methods by experiencing them as students and by working collaboratively to develop learning activities that conform to best-practice,
-Discuss common hurdles and solutions to effective implementation,
-Engage in a thematic one-year online faculty learning community with a half-dozen like-minded organic chemistry instructors from across the country.

Topics include:
-Learning objective development and use,
-Preparing students for the active-learning classroom,
-Classroom assessment and collaborative learning techniques including classroom response systems,
-Open educational resources,
-Active learning, including in large classrooms,
-The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,
-Application of cognitive psychology in teaching organic chemistry,
-Introduction of new teaching methods to students and colleagues.

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We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds at various stages of their career, including non-tenure track, tenure-track, and tenured faculty/instructors/lecturers. We hope to include participants from community colleges, predominantly undergraduate institutions, and R1/R2 institutions.
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021.

We anticipate it will take ~15 minutes to complete the application.
Are you a US Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States? (This is required by our NSF-funding.) *
What is your preferred salutation?
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Please list your title if you selected Other in the previous question.
What is your preferred first name? *
What is your family/surname? *
What is your email address? *
Select your current title/role from the following list. *
Please list your title if you selected Other in the previous question.
Is your current position full time? *
At what institution do you currently teach? *
Where is the school located (city, state)? *
What is the name of your current department?
Is your current institution public or private? *
Is your school classified as any of the following? (Check all that apply.) *
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What is the highest chemistry degree offered by your institution? *
How many years have you been teaching at your current institution, excluding graduate school teaching? *
How many years have you been teaching in higher education, excluding graduate school teaching? *
Please list your graduate degree(s), year obtained, field of study, and institution. *
Describe your primary teaching responsibilities. What courses do you teach? How often do you teach them? What is the typical class size? At what level is the course taught (ex. sophomore, graduate)? *
On a scale of 1-5 where 1 is very little and 5 is extensive, please indicate your level of knowledge/level of comfort using the following techniques. *
1 I haven't heard of it.
2 I have heard of it but don't use it.
3 I tried this but reverted to my old ways.
4 I use this occassionally.
5 I use this regularly.
formative assessment
backward design
peer instruction
Just in Time Teaching
Clickers/classroom response system
classroom assessment techniques
collaborative learning techniques
technology for lecture captures
technology for creating pre-recorded instructional videos
flipped classroom
discipline-based education research
scholarship of teaching and learning
application of learning theories to organic chemistry
How have you been teaching during COVID-19? (Check all that apply for lecture courses, not labs.) *
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To what extent does the literature on evidence-based learning influence your teaching practices? *
What innovations have you implemented in your teaching? *
What challenges do you face in your teaching? *
How do you anticipate using the information you learn in this workshop? *
What is your gender identification?
Which race/ethnicity best describes you? (You may select more than one.)
Do you consider yourself to be a person with a disability?
Clear selection
If applicable, please advise us regarding how we can accommodate your disability.
Barring an emergency, will you commit to attending at least 5 of the 6 workshop sessions synchronously? *
I acknowledge that one of the expectations of participants will be to participate in a Faculty Learning Community to continue conversations about topics discussed in the workshop. Will you commit to participate in an online Faculty Learning Community of your choice that meets monthly for a year after the workshop? *
How did you hear about this workshop? (Check all that apply.)
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