TO THE EDITOR:
The Department of Chemistry is proud to have a dedicated group of faculty who have led the way in reforming undergraduate instruction in chemistry.
Driven by our faculty’s interests in student outcomes, the transformation of many of our large introductory courses into high structure classrooms has been a boon to student success.
Despite budget cuts at the University level, the department has creatively increased resources available to students in the introductory curriculum.
The department deploys a large cohort of undergraduate peer mentors who have taken the courses previously, performed well, and are interested in “giving back” to the university community.