From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Engaged student learning through the ACS-certified bachelorŐs degree
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:44:40 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
I was glad to see that the CPT comment in the last issue of C&EN at
on "Engaged student learning through the ACS-certified bachelor's degree" explicitly included safety skills and culture, via the RAMP paradigm as part of their vision of student engagement.
Specifically "Engaged student learning is necessary to develop written and oral communication, teamwork, and ethics, all of which are expected in the curriculum leading to an ACS-certified bachelor's degree. The RAMP process (recognize hazards, assess and minimize risks, prepare for emergencies) should be taught in a manner that engages students in these tasks. Programs are required to promote a culture of safety throughout the undergraduate curriculum, something essential to those students continuing into careers in chemistry. Along with the expectation that programs develop these skills in their curriculum is the understanding that students be evaluated and given feedback that helps them improve these skills."
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
American Chemical Society
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