March 2021 Announcements
- Join Live: EdDiv Webinar on Practical Strategies for the Virtual Classroom
- Call for Abstracts for 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting
- EdDiv Webinars Available via AIChE Academy
- Call for Applications: University of New Haven Asst/Assoc Professor
- Call for Applications: Syracuse University Asst/Assoc Professor
- Instructions for submitting EdDiv announcements
1. ED-DIV WEBINAR ON PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
Sign up now for the latest EdDiv webinar on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern (12:00-1:00 pm Pacific) hosted by Deborah S. Goldberg, PhD, of the University of Maryland, College Park. Registration link and abstract below.
Register to join the webinar:
Practical strategies to foster student learning, engagement, and connection in the virtual classroom: Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, most undergraduate chemical engineering courses have transitioned online. Asynchronous online courses often leave students feeling overwhelmed and disconnected, while courses that attempt to replicate the lecture hall experience through synchronous sessions leave students drained by “zoom fatigue.” This webinar will focus on practical strategies to foster student learning, engagement, and connection in the virtual classroom.
Optimal content delivery in the virtual classroom can be achieved by combining asynchronous recorded lectures with scheduled synchronous sessions. This allows students to enjoy the flexibility of recorded lectures, while also having opportunities to interact with the course instructor and peers on a weekly basis. Recorded lectures parsed into short video segments are easily digested and can be navigated for targeted review. Synchronous sessions can include opportunities for group problem solving in breakout rooms, and instructor-led sessions with poll questions and active participation. These synchronous sessions help students to stay on track, while enhancing engagement and classroom community. In addition, weekly quizzes and discussion boards can used for formative feedback, which incentivizes students to keep up with the material and helps identify areas of confusion. In addition to content delivery, course organization, a predictable schedule, and opportunities for peer and instructor connection help create an optimal virtual learning environment.
This webinar will offer examples of techniques and applications you can use to deliver engaging online class sessions and gather formative feedback. Optimal content organization in the learning management system will also be discussed. You will leave the webinar with practical strategies you can implement right away to improve engagement, connection and learning outcomes in your virtual course!
2. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2021 AICHE ANNUAL MEETING
Remember that the Call for Abstracts for the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting closes on April 1, 2021. More information can be found here: https://www.aiche.org/conferences/aiche-annual-meeting/2021/2021-call-abstracts-information. Consider submitting to one or more EdDiv sessions!
3. ED-DIV WEBINARS AVAILABLE VIA AICHE ACADEMY
Three past EdDiv webinars are recently added to the EdDiv archive of the AIChE Academy, the viewing of which is free to members and non-members alike!
- An Engineer Abroad
- Effective Practices for Teaching Chemical Engineering Undergraduates Online
- Teaching Computational Skills for Chemical Engineers
4. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN ASST/ASSOC PROFESSOR
The University of New Haven is looking for a Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching process controls and design. Preference will be given to experimentalists interested in bio/pharma applications in chemical engineering. For more information, visit the full posting and application.
5. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ASST/ASSOC PROFESSOR
The Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University is seeking applicants for an open-rank (Assistant/Associate) tenure-track faculty position in the field of Functional Materials. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, polymer science or a closely related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who possess expertise in materials synthesis and characterization and a record of engineering smart materials for applications in both fundamental and translational research. For more information, visit the full posting and application.
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 <email@example.com> 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.