The Department of Chemistry’s undergraduate program within the College of Science and Engineering comprises 43 faculty and over 400 undergraduate students. This program provides a world-class education through its classroom and laboratory teaching and creates new scientific knowledge through research aimed at solving some of society’s most important human health, energy, and environmental problems.
For its second-edition writing plan, the department will undertake its first self-directed teaching with writing workshop for new graduate students. Building on the work of the first edition, faculty in each subdiscipline have reviewed their rubrics for lab courses and are highlighting the connection between course level writing expectations and the Departmental writing criteria. Faculty will also continue to gather for an end-of-semester lunch to discuss innovations and insights for effective implementation of the writing plan across a broad selection of writing intensive courses.