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April 2020 Announcements

Contents:

  1. Abstract Deadline Approaches for 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting

  2. Future Faculty Mentoring Program: Call for Mentors

  3. Missed EdDiv’s Online Teaching Webinar? Recording Available!

  4. EdDiv Virtual Communities of Practice

  5. Follow EdDiv on Twitter

  6. Instructions for submitting EdDiv announcements

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1.  ABSTRACT DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR THE 2020 AICHE ANNUAL MEETING

It’s not too late to submit to present in the Education Division at the 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco!  Titles of planned sessions are below, and the deadline to submit an abstract is April 8.

  • New Approaches to Active Learning and Student Engagement
  • Communication Skills for Students and Academic Professionals
  • Incorporating Sustainability and Social Responsibility Topics in ChE Courses and Curriculum
  • Poster Session: Chemical Engineering Education
  • Supporting Faculty, Staff and Students – Helping Others Achieve Success
  • Computing and Data Science in ChE Education: In Honor of Fred Justice's Contributions to the Education Division
  • Free Forum on Engineering Education: First Year and Sophomore Year
  • Free Forum on Engineering Education: Junior and Senior Years
  • Best Practices in Teaching Design (Steal this Design Project)
  • "Off the Beaten Path": Co-ops, Internships, Study Abroad and other Academic Pathways
  • "There's No I in TEAM": Teamwork Dynamics, Inclusive Practices, and Conflict Resolution
  • Unit Operations: Experiments, Labs, Demos, and Hands-on Activities

Encourage your colleagues doing interesting things in their classrooms to present in the EdDiv as well as in their technical division!

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2.  FUTURE FACULTY MENTORING PROGRAM: CALL FOR MENTORS

INITIAL CALL! Application Deadline is Friday September 4, 2020!

 The Future Faculty Mentoring Program is seeking experienced Chemical Engineering faculty (tenure track and teaching/continuing track) to take part in a year-long mentoring program for prospective faculty, and we need YOU!

Take this opportunity to mentor a senior graduate student or post-doc who is seeking a chemical engineering faculty position. Help them navigate the application process, the interview, the offer, the negotiation, the start-up package, and provide advice on their research and teaching ideas. Are there things you wish you had known when going through the process? Then this is your chance to impart that wisdom to the next up-and-coming generation of ChemE faculty!

For more information and to apply to be a mentor, please visit the Ed Div website at: 

https://www.aiche.org/community/sites/divisions-forums/education-division/future-faculty-programs

We always are mentor-limited (especially for female faculty), and have many more mentee applicants than we can serve - so if you can’t participate this year, please consider forwarding this on to other colleagues that you think would be great mentors!

For any questions regarding the program, please contact Daniel Burkey at daniel.burkey@uconn.edu.

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3.  MISSED ED-DIV’S ONLINE TEACHING WEBINAR? RECORDING AVAILABLE!

If you missed participating in the March 20 webinar “Effective Practices for Teaching Chemical Engineering Undergraduates Online” given by Sarah Wilson and David Silverstein from the University of Kentucky.  Anyone can view the recording at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDnv5bYF_vM

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4. ED-DIV VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

The EdDiv has organized five Virtual Communities of Practice (VCP’s) for instructors to meet online and discuss issues of running various courses while practicing social distancing. These VCP’s are organized around the class categories:

  • Lab (Tuesdays 12-1 pm EST)
  • Design (Wednesday 4-5 pm EST)
  • Reaction/Control (Tuesdays 2-3 pm EST)
  • Transport/Separations (Wednesdays 10-11 am EST)
  • MEB/Thermo (Fridays 2-3 pm EST)

If you did not respond to the initial interest poll but would like to participate in one or more of the VCP’s, please contact Daniel Lepek (daniel.lepek@cooper.edu) or Matt Liberatore (Matthew.Liberatore@utoledo.edu) for meeting details.

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5. FOLLOW ED-DIV ON TWITTER

For teaching tips, ideas for class, or to learn more about future EdDiv initiatives, please follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/aicheeddiv (@aicheeddiv)

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6. SUBMITTING ED-DIV ANNOUNCEMENTS

To submit an EdDiv announcement, please prepare a maximum of a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs and contact information as well as a subject line. Do not include any attachments. Email this information to Katie Cadwell <kdcadwel@syr.edu> with the email heading “For EdDiv Announcements.” Announcements will be sent out near the beginning of each month.  Each announcement will be included once, unless otherwise requested. Announcements will also be recorded on the Division website: http://www.aiche.org/community/sites/divisions-forums/education-division .

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