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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 7 Issue 6 (2002) pp 324-327

Who’s Minding the Store?—Or How a Team of Undergraduate Teaching Interns Rejuvenated an ACS Certified Program

Judith M. Bonicamp

Department of Chemistry, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132,
Received February 6, 2002. Accepted February 28, 2002

Published online: 6 November 2002

Abstract. Improvements resulted at all levels in an ACS-certified chemistry program when a team of undergraduate teaching interns began consulting in the laboratories. The author describes the problems and teaching philosophies that led to the institution of the Chemistry Instruction Internship Program, the goals of the program with some preliminary assessments, and how to recruit outstanding undergraduate teaching interns.

Key Words:  In the Classroom; quantitative analysis; general chemistry; peer-led instruction; TA training

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Issue date: December 1, 2002

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