New Publication in the Journal of Chemical Education by Chemistry Faculty Member

Dr. Santiago Toledo (Assistant professor of Chemistry at SEU) and his collaborator Dr. Justin Dubas just published an article in the most recent issue of the Journal of Chemical Education titled, “A Learner-Centered Grading Method Focused on Reaching Proficiency with Course Learning Outcomes.” This work discusses an alternative form of thinking about grading to encourage students to focus on their mastery with the course learning outcomes. This proposed method couples the use of Marzano’s Taxonomy of learning and its cognitive levels to the feedback students receive.  This approach was implemented in general chemistry courses at SEU and it is now operational in some organic chemistry and other advanced level courses.  This work is a follow-up of earlier work by Dr. Toledo on using Marzano’s Taxonomy to draft student learning outcomes for chemistry courses.


You can get access to the full article at the following link:


The article’s DOI is: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00651

The abstract is available at Dr. Toledo’s Research gate account: Research Gate

FARM Workshops for Freshmen Enrolled in One or More LLCs

Calling all incoming FRESHMEN enrolled in one or more LLCs! The School of Natural Sciences will be offering Freshmen Accelerated Research Workshops (FARM), a 3 day series workshop comprised of class and laboratory sessions that are intended to give you a head-start in your respective science disciplines. Interested? Click the link for more information!