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Abstract Volume 10 Issue 1 (2005) pp 50-52

The Top Ten Reasons Why a Chemistry Department Should Hire Chemistry Education Faculty Members

Melanie M Cooper

Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634,

Published online: 24 January 2005

Abstract. The decision to hire a chemical education faculty member into a Department of Chemistry should be well considered. This paper offers ten reasons, ranging from the pragmatic to the idealistic, why a chemistry department should consider hiring a chemical education group. In addition, several instances when hiring a chemical educator would not have a positive outcome are described.

Key Words: Of Special Interest; ICUC

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Issue date: February 1, 2005

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