Enhancing Retention in Introductory Chemistry Courses

Teaching Practices and Assessments

Supaporn Kradtap Hartwell (Redaktør) ; Tanya Gupta (Redaktør)

General chemistry courses are required for many majors and subsequent careers, and instructors work hard to facilitate student success. This volume presents strategies used by chemistry instructors to improve retention and lower the number of students retaking the course. Les mer
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General chemistry courses are required for many majors and subsequent careers, and instructors work hard to facilitate student success. This volume presents strategies used by chemistry instructors to improve retention and lower the number of students retaking the course. From innovative teaching methods to alternative assessments, this toolkit of actionable ideas is sure to inspire those in faculty and administrative roles.

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Chapter 1. Student-Centered Teaching Practices and Assessments to Enhance Retention: An Introduction, Supaporn Kradtap Hartwell and Tanya Gupta
Chapter 2. Strategies, Techniques, and Impact of Transitional Preparatory Courses for At-Risk Students in General Chemistry, Brian H. Augustine, Heather B. Miller, M. Todd Knippenberg, and Rachel G. Augustine
Chapter 3. Implementing Metacognitive Writing in a Large Enrollment Gateway Chemistry Class, Uma Swamy and Jennifer Bartman
Chapter 4. Improving First-Semester General Chemistry Student Success Through Retrieval Practice, Saul R. Trevino, Elizabeth Trevino, and Mary Osterloh
Chapter 5. Scaffolding Underprepared Students' Learning in General Chemistry I: Approach and Assessment, Suely Meth Black
Chapter 6. Adaptive Learning Technology in General Chemistry: Does It Support Student Success?, Jessica M. Fautch
Chapter 7. Introducing Components of Specifications Grading to a General Chemistry I Course, Langdon J. Martin
Chapter 8. Preventing Mole Concepts and Stoichiometry from Becoming "Gatekeepers" in First Year Chemistry Courses, A. M. R. P. Bopegedera
Chapter 9. Adaptation and Assessment of a Gradual Release of Responsibility Model for a Large-Enrollment General Chemistry Course, Nicole Lapeyrouse and Cherie Yestrebsky
Chapter 10. Reflection Activities in General Chemistry Laboratories: An Active Learning Strategy to Connect Laboratories with Lectures, Jayashree Ranga
Chapter 11. Changing Instructor Attitudes and Behaviors to Support Student Learning and Retention, Supaporn Kradtap Hartwell
Chapter 12. Strategies to Prevent Cognitive Overload: A Team-Based Approach to Improving Student Success and Persistence in a Gateway Introductory Chemistry Course, Marguerite H. Benko, Keith M. Vogelsang, Kristin C. Johnson, and Allison R. Babij

Acknowledgments
Editors' Biographies
Author Index
Subject Index

Om forfatteren

Supaporn Kradtap Hartwell, Department of Chemistry, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Tanya Gupta, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Avera Health & Science Center, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, United States