Teaching Resources

Research Supporting Scientific Teaching/Research-Based Instructional Strategies

Specific Strategies for Active-Learning Classrooms

Assessment Techniques

Web Resources

Other Books of Interest

  • Making the Implicit Explicit (B. Lovitts) 
    • This book is about the value of doctoral dissertations and way faculty evaluate them. While chemistry is not one of the target disciplines studied, there are very good analogies to both biology and physics which are discussed explicitly. The table of characteristics of dissertations is particularly valuble to hand out to students to make them aware of what people are looking for when they read the dissertation and assess it.  
  • Entering Mentoring (Handelsman et al.)
    • This book is designed as the basis of a workshop about mentoring students as they get started in the laboratory. The workshop is targeted at teaching doctoral students to interface with undergraduates who may work with them. It should remind you as a faculty member that not all of your students will know how to help undergraduates develop as scientists and part of the development of doctoral students is to learn how to teach others both what they know but also the love for what they do. Good mentoring skills will facilitate that and not all students know that mentoring is actually an acquired skill.
  • Entering Research (Branchaw et al)
    • This book is useful as a guide for what undergraduates do and don't know about research. For many students, getting into a lab is hard and then once they get there, they don't really know what it is all about. The book is designed as a workshop with specific steps to help students get involved in undergraduate research, but from the perspective of an advisor, it is worthwhile to help put yo in the mindframe of where most early undergraduates are in their intellectual and scientific development. 
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