Integrating Professional Skills into Undergraduate Chemistry Curricula

Editor(s) : Kelly Y. Neiles, Pamela S. Mertz & Justin Fair

Volume 1365
Publication Date December 8, 2020
Copyright Year 2020
ISBN 9780841298668
eISBN 9780841298651
Page 335


There is a need to integrate professional skills into undergraduate chemistry curricula to prepare students for graduate school and the workforce. This book illustrates multiple approaches to develop and integrate professional skills into curricula including

    1. Incorporating professional skills as part of a course or a few courses
    2. Developing entire courses such as seminars
    3. Scaffolding within multiple courses across the curricula
    4. Building programs such as a new minor.

This chapter will overview the focus of each chapter in the book and highlight key features. The editors intend this summary to increase the usability of the volume by providing encouragement and advice, so readers will be empowered to adopt some of the ideas at their own institutions.