`1CHEM 281

Chemistry Professional Development Seminar I

Spring 2017

Section 001


Instructor:  Dr. Snyder

Lecture:  Thursdays 11-12, Sims 105

Office:  109B Sims

E-mail:  snyderk@winthrop.edu

Office Hours: M 9:00-10:00; W 1:00-2:00 or by appointment

Course Credit Hours: 0


Course Description: A required NSF Chem-STEM course covering topics including team-building, study group formation, academic support services and curriculum planning.


Course Objectives: This course is intended to provide support to the NSF Chem-STEM scholars in the beginning stages of their academic careers. The course will introduce students to Department and University activities that are available to them to facilitate a successful academic career. The course will foster a connection between scholars, creating a close-knit community.


Grading for the Course: The course is graded S/U. For satisfactory completion of the course, you are required to attend all seminar meeting times. If you miss more than one required class meeting, you will receive an unsatisfactory and risk losing part or all of your scholarship. I will keep track of attendance in Blackboard.


Academic Monitoring: Contact the Eagle STEM office in Sims 113A to set up an academic monitoring schedule for the semester


Department Seminars: Department seminars are held in Sims 105 at 11:00 am. Be sure to sign the CHEM 281 attendance sheet.

Student Conduct Code: You should carefully read the Winthrop University Student Conduct Code printed in the Winthrop University Student Handbook.  As noted in the Student Conduct Code: Responsibility for good conduct rests with students as adult individuals. This policy on student academic misconduct is outlined in the Student Conduct Code Academic Misconduct Policy in the online Student Handbook http://www2.winthrop.edu/studentaffairs/handbook/StudentHandbook.pdf


Students with Disabilities: Winthrop University is dedicated to providing access to education.  If you have a disability and require specific accommodations to complete this course, contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at 323-3290.  Once you have your official notice of accommodations from the Office of Disability Services, please inform me as early as possible in the semester.


Note: This is a working document; changes will be made as the semester progresses.




This is a tentative schedule.  It will be changed as necessary.


Thursday- 1/26

Class Meeting:  Annual Chem-STEM Program Meeting

Thursday- 2/23

Class Meeting

Thursday- 3/30

Class Meeting

Thursday- 4/20

Class Meeting:  Complete the NSF Surveys


Department Seminar


Department Seminar


You are required to attend all other scheduled meeting times