Dr Shazma Azeem from the Department of Chemistry participated in two international workshops this summer. The ACS Global Chemists’ Code of Ethics Science and Technology Leadership Institute, was organized by the American Chemical Society and US state agency in Melbourne, Australia. This workshop aimed to train chemists and chemical engineers on safety and security of chemicals, publishing research, communicating science, leadership and logistics.
Dr Shazma also participated in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance Workshop for Science and Engineering Faculty organized by Great Lakes Colleges Association, held in Athens, Greece. The goal of the workshop was to build an international community of science faculty at Liberal Arts colleges who share ideas, resources, and enthusiasm about teaching and learning in sciences. The topics covered in this workshop included “backward” design in curriculum development, writing student learning goals, matching assessment of student learning to goals, using rubrics for assessment, and the value of using articles from the scientific literature in the classroom to teach fundamental concepts through current research examples.