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Faculty Research Fellow
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
102 Hurtig Hall
EDUCATION AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL BIOLOGY GRADUATE
& Chemical Biology (CCB) Department at Northeastern University was
selected last year as an Allied Department in the Carnegie Initiative
on the Doctorate (CID), a multi-year study of doctoral education being
conducted by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
As PI on the project, since June 2003 I have been conducting a study
of our current M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students and recent graduates
(both M.S. and Ph.D.) and full-time faculty to identify the strengths
and weaknesses of our program.
the study findings, we are particularly interested in two different projects
that after our recent discussions may be of interest and relevance to
POE research nationally:
are likely to be of interest and value to other disciplines and their
respective departments at Northeastern University and focus on issues
related to practice-oriented education, specifically the integration
of learning outside the classroom with that in an academic setting and
learning through structured reflection with others. Furthermore, each
addresses a major issue of current interest in graduate education at
the national level and therefore is likely to result in development
of a model that has the potential for national impact.
- Exploring the value of co-operative educational opportunities at
the graduate level in Chemistry & Chemical Biology; and/or
- Developing a course for advanced graduate students that provides
them with valuable information and mentoring about non-academic careers
(the majority of chemistry graduates will be employed in industry)
and that assists them in making the transition from the academy to
the real world.